Online Accounting Program

Online Accounting Bachelor of Science Degree

In today’s business world, there is a growing need for accounting careers. In fact, from 2010 – 2020, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to increase by about 16% -- with 190,700 new jobs projected. The growth is undoubtedly due to the focus on strong, honest accounting practices, and companies paying strict attention to government and industry standards. (Source: Spring 2012 BLS Occupational Outlook Quarterly)

An online Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Grantham can help you be part of this exciting growth. Through our 100% online format and professionally relevant courses, you will gain a broad exposure to the theories, principles and practices of accounting. The end result will be a solid foundation in business administration, management, economics and organizational behavior – and new possibilities for career advancement.

Accounting Program Outcomes

At the successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Conceptualize and analyze accounting problems
  • Apply effective accounting concepts, tools and strategies to solve problems in various business settings
  • Create and analyze accounting data for effective business decision-making
  • Effectively apply skills to audit, tax, systems and general financial areas

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

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Course Highlights & Curriculum

Credit Hour Breakdown

BS in Accounting Credit Hours 122
Total Credit Hours 122

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
AC210 Principles of Accounting I
BA220 Financial Accounting
AC330 Cost Accounting
BA405 Multinational Management
AC435 Taxation - Corporate
AC450 Auditing and Assurance I

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
AC210 Principles of Accounting I 3
AC215 Principles of Accounting II 3
AC310 Intermediate Accounting I 3
AC315 Intermediate Accounting II 3
AC330 Cost Accounting 3
AC340 Accounting Info Systems I 3
AC430 Taxation - Individual 3
AC435 Taxation - Corporate 3
AC440 Forensic Accounting 3
AC450 Auditing and Assurance I 3
AC460 Govt. & Non-Profit Accounting 3
AC499 Capstone 3
BA101 Introduction to Business 3
BA150 Principles of Business Mgmt 3
BA201 Microeconomics 3
BA206 Macroeconomics 3
BA215 Business Statistics 3
BA220 Financial Accounting 3
BA225 Managerial Accounting 3
BA260 Business Law I 3
BA265 Business Law II 3
BA301 Business & Society 3
BA405 Multinational Management 3
BA420 Organizational Behavior 3
CO210 Business Communication 3
CS101 CompConcepts and Office Apps 4
EN101 English Composition I 3
EN102 English Composition II 3
GP210 American Government I 3
GU100 Student Success 1
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
MA105 College Algebra 3
MA170 Finite Mathematics 3
Program and core: 98
Electives (8): 24
Total: 122

Additional online degree details

Degree level:Bachelors
Delivery method:Online
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Career Information

In 2010, accountants and auditors held about 1.2 million jobs and the job outlook for this career field is strong. Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 16% from 2010 to 2020. There has been an increased focus on accounting in response to corporate scandals and recent financial crises. Stricter laws and regulations, particularly in the financial sector, will likely increase the demand for accounting services as organizations seek to comply with new standards. Additionally, tighter lending standards are expected to increase the importance of audits, as this is a key way for organizations to demonstrate their creditworthiness.

The continued globalization of business should lead to more demand for accounting expertise and services related to international trade and international mergers and acquisitions.(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition)

10-year Job Growth

In the next 10 years, the accounting field is projected to grow by 190,700 positions.

  • 1,407,600
  • 1,216,900
  • 2010
  • 2020
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs
Year total jobs is an estimate

Average Salaries

If you choose to work as an Accountant or Auditor, you can expect to earn:

  • The top 10% earn$106,880
  • The median earn$61,690
  • The lower 10% earn$45,900
* Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries listed are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.
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Accounting Degree Programs

Online accounting degrees, like the degree offered by Grantham University, provide you with a flexible, convenient way to fit education into your life, rather than making your life fit the scheduling demands of an accounting degree in a campus-based program. Nearly every aspect of Grantham University’s online accounting degree program, including requirements, materials and interactions, are handled 100% online and culminate in an accredited degree.

Grantham’s online accounting degree provides broad exposure to the theories, principles and practices increasingly needed in accounting professionals. The accounting curriculum offers a solid foundation in business, management, economics and organizational behavior. At the completion of the accounting program, the student has the opportunity to effectively apply the skills learned in audit, tax, information systems, and general financial areas to a final auditing project offered in the capstone course.

Online Accounting Courses

Grantham University is an online college that delivers education to its accounting degree-seeking students through advanced instructional systems, pedagogy and advanced instructional technology. Online accounting students need not ever visit a campus or classroom because Grantham provides access to education for accounting students who are separated by time and distance from the college itself. Recent technological advances have brought distance learning to a new level, making the acquisition of an online accounting degree more attainable than ever. Previously unappreciated aspects of online colleges are now embraced, such as individualized attention and communication between accounting students and their teachers across borders and across the barriers of time and space. Online accounting courses at Grantham University allow students to study from home and work, while on travel, and anywhere and any time it is convenient for the student.

The advent of asynchronous technologies, such as email, message boards, printed materials, and on-demand video, has made it possible for the online college to transcend the most common barriers to education – the availability of time and traveling to and from school. The University awards accredited online accounting degrees, which carry the same weight of validity as accounting degrees from other colleges and universities.

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