LEARN THE MEANING BEHIND THE NUMBERS

Detail-oriented? Like numbers? Get a bachelor’s degree in accounting online from Strayer and go beyond basic accounting principles. We start with fundamentals, procedures, and laws, and move quickly to more advanced concepts using real-world examples that help you quickly apply what you’re learning.

 

GAIN THE KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED FOR A CAREER IN ACCOUNTING

While you master the principles necessary to read and interpret a balance sheet, you’ll improve your communication and planning skills. You’ll also:

 

  • Become proficient in industry-standard software programs
  • Study all aspects of financial accounting, from basic payables/receivables to complex tax codes and accounting for multi-national operations
  • Understand the ethics surrounding the reporting and disclosure of financial information
  • Explore the auditing process and design an auditing program
  • Get a background in government and not-for-profit accounting and understand the laws and regulations governing these types of organizations
  • Develop your management and leadership skills to become a champion for financial accountability in your organization

AT-A-GLANCE

Winter Classes Start:

January 6

Courses to Complete:

40

Cost Per Course:

$1,480

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THE STRAYER EXPERIENCE

MEETING YOU WHERE YOU ARE

We know Strayer isn’t your only option for an online bachelor's degree. But, we can offer you an education based on the highest academic standards, a strong return on your investment, and the supports to maintain a school-work-life balance. Our flexible programs let you earn your degree while keeping your commitments to your family, friends, and career.

RECOGNIZED NATIONWIDE

Employers know our name. For more than 125 years, we’ve been making college possible for working adults.

  • Curriculum designed by industry leaders
  • Courses taught by experienced faculty
  • Sought-after accreditation
  • Pioneers in online education

FLEXIBILITY TO MATCH YOUR DAY

Each of us has times when we’re at our best. Our programs let you make the most of them.

  • Work at your own pace
  • Four quarters each year
  • 24-hour online tech support

SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & MORE

Cost should never prohibit an education. We help you start from the best possible financial place for you.

  • Financial aid advice – videos & in-person support
  • Potential savings through eligible transfer and experiential learning credits
  • Guidance when seeking financial aid

KEY COURSES IN THE ONLINE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING

  • ACC 206 - Accounting II

    Provides an understanding of accounting concepts, assumptions, and principles. Progresses to evaluation of accounting data for plant assets, current liabilities, deferrals and accruals, intangibles, payables, and payroll. Introduces accounting for corporations as related to stocks, bonds, and corporate earnings. Introduces partnership accounting and the statement of cash flows.

  • ACC 303 - Intermediate Accounting I

    This course provides an in-depth study of accounting theory and a review of the accounting cycle. It concentrates on the conceptual framework underlying financial accounting, the preparation of financial statements, the time value of money, and the valuation of cash, temporary investments, and receivables. The course refers to pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

  • ACC 304 - INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II

    Topics covered include the accounting for inventories; property, plant, and equipment; intangible assets; current liabilities, non-current liabilities, and contingencies; and stockholders' equity. The material refers to pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

  • ACC 305 - INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING III

    Topics covered include the accounting for investments, revenue recognition, income taxes, pensions and postretirement benefits, and leases; accounting changes and error analysis; preparation of the statement of cash flows; and full disclosure in financial reporting. The material refers to pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

  • ACC 306 - MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR ACCOUNTANTS

    This course covers the use of QuickBooks Accountant, Microsoft Excel, and the interface between the two (2) software packages, as well as the functions and applications available under QuickBooks and Excel.

  • ACC 307 - FEDERAL TAXATION

    Provides a comprehensive study of the types of taxes imposed by federal, state and local authorities. Concepts covered include income realization, property and depreciation, tax deductions and credits, and rules related to capital gains and losses.

  • ACC 317 - Advanced Federal Taxation

    Covers the federal taxation of corporations, partnerships and S corporations. Examines the administrative power of the IRS and tax concepts related to gifts, trusts and estates.

  • ACC 350 - COST ACCOUNTING

    This course covers accounting procedures relating to the job costing system, cost-volume-profit analysis, activity-based costing, the master budget, flexible budgets, responsibility accounting, variance analysis, inventory costing, and capacity analysis.

  • ACC 401 - Advanced Accounting

    Covers accounting for home office and branches, business combinations and consolidations. Also covers various techniques for solving some of the more complex problems in the business environment.

  • ACC 403 - Auditing

    Covers the theory of auditing, including the educational and ethical qualifications for auditors, as well as the role of the auditor in the American economy. Emphasizes professional standards, professional ethics, and the legal liability of auditors, as well as the planning and design of an audit program, gathering and summarizing evidence, and evaluating internal control.

  • ACC 410 - Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

    This course analyzes accounting principles and procedures unique to federal, state, and local governments, and not-for-profit organizations. It illustrates financial statements and reports prepared for each type of entity, fund, and account group. The course explores the role of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in establishing accounting standards and disclosure requirements for governments and not-for-profit organizations.

  • ACC 499 - Undergraduate Accounting Capstone

    This course provides students opportunities for analysis, synthesis, prescription, and application of accounting concepts. Students will apply critical thinking and decision making skills to real-world business cases involving complex accounting decisions.

  • LEG 100 - BUSINESS LAW I

    Examines the legal environment of today's businesses, the sources of American law, and ethics and corporate social responsibility. Provides an overview of constitutional, statutory, administrative and common law, tort law, agency, contracts, cyber law and privacy, LLCs, corporations, and bankruptcy, intellectual property, securities, consumer protection and environmental law, intellectual property, real property, international law, and the federal and state courts.

  • ACC 100 - Accounting I

    Provides an understanding of accounting concepts, assumptions, and principles. Covers analysis and recording of business transactions; the adjusting process; and the procedures to complete the accounting cycle. Progresses to illustrating merchandising operations and merchandise inventory accounting; covers internal control and cash; and explains accounting procedures for receivables.

  • BUS 100 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

    Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.

  • FIN 100 - Principles of Finance

    Serves as a foundation course in business finance. Provides a conceptual framework for the financial decision-making process and introduces tools and techniques of finance including financial mathematics, capital budgeting, sources of funds and financial analysis. Topics include acquisition and use of short-term and long-term capital; financial markets, institutions and instruments; financial control; time value of money; cash, operation and long-range budgeting; and cost of capital.

A FUTURE WITH AMAZING POTENTIAL

Our online Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree gives you the education you need to move your career in the right direction in a fast-growing field.

The possibilities are endless. When you earn your accounting bachelor’s online at Strayer University, you’ll be prepared to tackle any facet of accounting you desire, from public and corporate accountancy to tax auditing and more.

You can work towards a Master of Science in Accounting and specialize in fields of study like forensic accounting and international accounting.

Earning your accounting bachelor’s online also ensures that you have the flexibility to work a full-time job as you build your education. Gain professional experience and support yourself and your family while you learn on a convenient schedule.

MAKING IT ALL POSSIBLE

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & TOOLS

We can help you identify, understand and qualify for a variety of financial aid options.

The financial assistance that may be available to you includes:

  • Federal financial aid programs
  • Military education benefits
  • Selected state grant programs
  • Tuition benefit programs

Tuition Information

Scholarships and Grants

ADMISSION TO A STRAYER’S MASTER’S PROGRAM

To qualify for admission to a bachelor’s degree program at Strayer, you’ll need to submit an application and documentation of high school graduation or high school equivalence.

Information for Tennessee Students

ACBSP Student Achievement Information

YOUR CHOICE IN CHANNELS

Days. Nights. Weekends. Online anytime or on campus when you want. Our programs are designed for adults who lead busy lives.

  • We continually update our online resources to bring you the latest technology and facilitate a better student experience.
  • Our campuses offer resources whenever you need them.
  • Your personal Student Services Coach will help ensure it all fits together in a program that meets your goals.
     

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INFORMATION FOR TENNESSEE ONLINE STUDENTS

Strayer University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Strayer University, please visit  www.state.tn.us/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button. Please contact your campus director or campus dean with any questions regarding the information provided on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission website. Credits earned at Strayer University may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Strayer University. You should obtain confirmation that Strayer University will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Strayer University to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Strayer University prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Strayer University to another educational institutions may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Strayer University if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Strayer University and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Strayer University before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

GRADUATES OF ACBSP ACCREDITED PROGRAMS 2015 - 2018

Number of Students Completing ACBSP-Accredited Degree Programs
  2015 2016 2017 2018
Program Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients
AAAC 52 65 74 63
AABA 721 794 956 1,122
AACM 23 19 12 15
AAMK 16 11 14 14
BBA 1,911 1,927 2,068 2,284
BSAC 256 221 226 213
JWEMBA 167 237 364 401
MBA 1,872 1,800 1,745 1,282
MHSA/MSHS 222 208 186 199
MSAC 225 180 164 175
MSHR 312 307 257 312
MSMG 270 238 278 220
Total 6,047 6,007 6,354 6,300

Source: Strayer University's office of Institutional Research, Graduated Students 2015-2018 (Updated 07/11/2019)

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