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Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Online

Sound accounting practices are critical to a successful business operation. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting from American Public University (APU), you will gain a foundation in principles and best practices in the field as you learn to manage accounting issues common in business, nonprofit, and government settings.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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ACBSP Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs


APU's Bachelor of Science in Accounting has earned specialty accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP®).

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Essential Coursework

APU’s curriculum builds knowledge and skill in core areas of the discipline: accounting and auditing, investments and securities, tax codes, and finance law, including an exploration of Sarbanes-Oxley and Securities and Exchange Commission regulations.

Experiential Learning

Through online labs and simulations, you’ll get hands-on experience to build the practical skills needed for this important profession. You’ll be guided by faculty who bring their real-world knowledge from business, government, and the military.

Practical Takeaways

Your capstone experience is a senior seminar, examining real-world cases involving auditing and accounting issues. You will complete an academic project or paper related to these case studies to demonstrate mastery of your learning.

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Successful completion of this program may or may not satisfy the educational requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Educational requirements for the CPA exam vary by state. Request information to learn more.

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