Lenexa, Kan., August 2019 - Grantham University, an online university, announced today that its Bachelors of Science in Accounting was named a Top 25 Best Online Accounting Bachelor's degree by CollegeConsensus.com. Programs were ranked on affordability, convenience and reputation.

"Accounting and auditing jobs are expected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, due to globalization, a growing economy and an increasingly complex tax and regulatory environment," said David Marker, dean of Grantham's Mark Skousen School of Business. "Our program prepares students for employment in this high-demand field."

The Grantham accounting degree equips undergraduate students with a board exposure to principles, theories and practices for increasingly important accounting professionals. The accounting program teaches skills and knowledge in general financial, audit, information systems and tax areas and concludes with an auditing project offered within the capstone course. In addition students learn about current accounting software, information technology's influence on accounting and methods for managing financial data and computer information systems.

"Along with the hard skills needed for an accounting job, with Grantham's accounting degree students also gain soft skills that employers are looking for like critical thinking, decision making, communication and the important of diversity," said Marker.

About Grantham University: Grantham University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a World War II veteran with a vision to make education achievable for military service members and veterans. Throughout the past 67 years, Grantham's commitment to serving those who serve with affordable, accessible higher education has evolved into a culture of service that extends to all adult learners. The university's ability to help students achieve their dreams through education is enabled by its unique approach and devotion to comprehensive student support, affordability options and its continual advancement in line with changing technologies.

Accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected distance learning university. The online university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs.

About The Author

Brandon Swenson, communications manager, is on Grantham University’s editorial board. A veteran and college graduate himself, he understands the benefits and intricacies of government education programs, such as the post-9/11 GI Bill. Brandon earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City toward the end of his nearly two-decade tour in the United States Marine Corps.