ONLINE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING (AS, AAS)
Ready to make the most of a career in accounting? Our online associate degree in accounting programs can give you the tools you need to take on challenges in a number of job roles in this field. Gain expertise across accounting and business fundamentals while you set the pace for your learning through a flexible online format.
WHAT IS AN ONLINE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING?
An online associate degree in accounting blends coursework in accounting and business to best position you to apply your expertise in organizational settings. Build from fundamental topics in accounting to intermediate-level insights in this area. A broad introduction to business principles rounds out your curriculum. Choose from an AA or AAS degree path to target your learning and career goals.
Enhance classroom exploration of accounting theory and methodologies with a focus on the most up-to-date accounting software to give you an edge in driving real-world business solutions. An industry certification built into your accounting software course is designed to amplify your learning and degree credential to better support your career goals.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN ONLINE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING?
An online associate degree in accounting can prepare you for a number of entry points in the field of accounting. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, accounting and auditing employment will add over 81,800 new jobs over the next decade. Your associate degree can help you pursue roles in specialties such as bookkeeping, auditing, and accounting. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these professionals earned a median annual salary of $77,250 per year in 2021.
Additionally, your degree can help you pursue roles in other fields, from business to purchasing and much more. An associate degree in accounting can also be a step toward a more advanced degree, including a bachelor’s or master's in accounting.
IS AN ONLINE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING WORTH IT?
An online associate degree in accounting can take your interest or experience further whether you want to enter into or advance in your accounting career. With your degree in hand, you can take advantage of opportunities for:
- Even at the entry-level, a degree is a requirement for many accounting job roles. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are typically expected to have at least some postsecondary education to enter this field.
Higher earnings potential
- A degree credential can help you pursue job roles that offer a higher salary than those requiring only a high school diploma. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job seekers holding an associate degree earn an average of $8,000 more than those with a high school diploma.
Learning at your pace
- An online associate degree lets you decide how and when you complete your degree, giving you the flexibility to pursue your learning and career goals while you continue to work.
Moving to an advanced degree
- Your associate degree credits can be a big step toward earning your bachelor’s degree in accounting at University of the Cumberlands. Your associate-level credits can transfer toward your BS in Accounting letting you make the most of your learning!
CURRICULUM AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Our online associate degrees in accounting synthesize the building blocks of accounting and business theory and application to equip students to effectively approach a broader scope of challenges in their field of expertise. With a choice of an Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) path, our degree programs are designed to optimize career opportunities through classroom learning.
Coursework advances fundamentals in accounting with intermediate topics in this area, enhanced by business principles and methodologies. This coursework is further enhanced through a focus on accounting software that includes a professional certificate upon completion of the course.
Requirements for an Associate of Science in Accounting – 18 semester hours:
- BADM 133 Introduction to Business
- BACC 131 Principles of Accounting I
- BACC 132 Principles of Accounting II
- BACC 231 Fundamentals of Accounting Software
- BACC 331 Intermediate Accounting I
- BACC 332 Intermediate Accounting II