online Bachelor of Science for Accounting Professionals

Accounting touches nearly every aspect of business operations and it requires specific skills and relevant education. American Public University offers an industry-relevant and versatile Bachelor of Science in Accounting entirely online. This respected program gives working professionals the opportunity to earn a quality and flexible degree that fits their schedule.

The degree program teaches students the core accounting functions supporting a variety of endeavors in corporate business, government, management accounting, and internal auditing. Whether you’re interested in supporting or leading an organization’s accounting process, or you’re building your own consulting service, the accounting program teaches foundational accounting principles combined with current best practices.

Students in the program will study how to:

  • Effectively deliver sound budget analysis and reporting
  • Financial and investment planning
  • Information technology consulting, and limited legal considerations

This includes a basic understanding of complex tax codes and finance law such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Security Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations. Students gain valuable knowledge while also learning from University practitioner-instructors, many who are leaders in their fields. Students are taught a blend of theoretical knowledge, research methods, and practical skills needed to manage the complex accounting issues that are commonly navigated in public business, nonprofit, government, and private practice organizations.

 

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Annual Tuition & Fees Chart Annual estimates of undergraduate and graduate costs with and without military grant. WITH MILITARY GRANT WITHOUT GRANT Undergraduate (30 credits annually) Graduate (18 credits annually) $8,000 $8,600 $6,150 $6,600 Our tuitionper credit hour $250 Our tuitionper credit hour $270 Our tuitionper credit hour $325 Our tuitionper credit hour $350

*Annual estimates are based on published tuition and technology fees assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.Technology fees are $50 per course and are covered by grants for U.S. active-duty military service members, and for Guard and Reserve personnel when using military tuition assistance.

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Transfer Credit Chart Average and maximum transfer credits from associate, bachelor's and and master's degree levels. Average Credits Transferred Toward Degree Total Credits* Associate Bachelor's Master's 20 44 8 64 121 39 *Average number of credits needed to complete your degree program

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