Accounting Degree - Online and Campus Programs

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Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida, is dedicated to helping students gain the skills and attitudes necessary to succeed. Drawing from over 30 years of career school experience.

Locations:  Newport News, VA

Programs:
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business-Concentration in Accounting Administration

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Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Locations:  Fort Lauderdale, FL Port Saint Lucie, FL Pembroke Pines, FL More...

Programs:
  • Associate of Arts in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration, MBA - Accounting

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Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.

Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
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Professional accountants review and analyze financial information for individuals, companies, and government entities to make sure that taxes are paid correctly, finances are kept on track, and there is no waste or fraud. Depending on your interests, you could work as a public accountant, government accountant, or management accountant. If you are good with numbers, can easily interpret mathematical information, and have good communication skills, a career in accountancy might be perfect for you.

Accounting Degrees to Start Your Career

Most accounting jobs require at least a bachelor's degree in accounting, which typically takes about four years. Accounting programs offer classes in basic accounting, business, taxation, communication, economics, and math. If you're interested in increasing your job opportunities, it may be a good idea to earn certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Once you've started your career, you can continue your education with a two-year master's degree in accounting, which could include coursework such as international accounting, financial accounting, and fraud prevention. As more and more companies use computerized accounting, you may also have to take courses in accounting software and technology. Depending on your interests, you could work in a variety of subspecialties including:
  • Clerical accounting
  • Forensic accounting
  • Payroll accounting
  • Management accounting

Accounting Career Salary and Outlook

According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for accountants in 2008 was $65,840, and job prospects should be good for those with the right training. Accounting jobs are expected to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.