Accounting (Bachelor’s)

Online Accounting 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. Plus our online accounting degrees are perfect for active military personnel, military spouses, those who are working full time, and anyone else who has a lot of demands on their time. 

Accounting Program Outcomes

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

  • Analyze accounting problems in the foundational areas of business
  • Apply accounting concepts, tools, and strategies to solve problems in a global setting
  • Create and analyze accounting data for business decision making
  • Explain ethical obligations for accounting and/or financial areas
  • Demonstrate critical thinking through applying decision-support tools
  • Describe decision making skills that are relevant to professional, ethical and social responsibilities
  • Demonstrate communication skills
  • Understand the importance of human and social diversity

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, military personnel, 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.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
AC210 Principles of Accounting I
BA220 Financial Accounting
AC330 Cost Accounting
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 Information Systems I 3
AC430 Taxation- Individual 3
AC435 Taxation- Corporate 3
AC440 Forensic Accounting 3
AC450 Audting and Assurance 3
AC460 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting 3
AC499 Capstone 3
BA101 Introduction to Business 3
BA150 Principles of Business Management 3
BA220 Financial Accounting 3
BA225 Managerial Accounting 3
BA260 Business Law I 3
BA265 Business Law II 3
CO101 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
EN101 English Composition I 3
GP210 American Government I 3
GS102 Introduction to Life Science 3
GU100 Student Success 1
GU299 General Education Capstone 3
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
MA105 College Algebra 3
Program and core: 79
Electives (14): 42
Total: 121

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Bachelors
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available

Career Information

Interested in a financial position? Business is booming … and that’s good news for those who want to pursue a career in fields like accounting or financial auditing. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as the economy grows, so too will the need for financial experts.

A Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Grantham can help you pursue a financial career as a budget analyst, credit analyst or even financial examiner.[1] This degree can also prepare you for a job as an accountant or auditor, careers with a median salary in the mid-60s.[2] And the BLS predicts the field will increase by 13 percent by 2022[3] – that’s more than 166,700 new positions … and opportunities.

10-year Job Growth[3]

In the next 10 years, the accounting field is projected to grow by 166,700 positions.

  • 1,442,200
  • 1,275,400
  • 2012
  • 2022
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs.
*2022 total jobs is an estimate.

Average Salaries[2]

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

  • The top 10% earn$111,510
  • The median earn$63,550
  • The lower 10% earn$39,930
* Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries listed are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.

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