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Go beyond the basics and earn an accounting degree.

You’re ready to go beyond spreadsheets and number-crunching — earn your accounting degree one 5- or 6-week course at a time. Whether you aspire to work in public or private accounting, by earning your degree you’ll educationally prepare for a career as an accountant, auditor, budget analysist, credit analyst, financial examiner, tax examiner or revenue agent. You can have courses previously taken and relevant work experience evaluated for potential credit — saving you precious time and money when earning your degree. You’ll also have the ability to tailor your degree with elective course offerings and certificate programs.

Earn your accounting degree online at an accredited university to find that balance between life and work — you can access your classes anywhere with an internet connection. With our online programs, you can collaborate with classmates from all over the world in an interactive, virtual environment.

Accountants help businesses mitigate risk, plan for the future and build trust through financial transparency. You’ll learn from integrated resources, including Wiley CPA Excel® test-prep tools (Masters of Accounting) and Intuit QuickBooks, through a curriculum that is aligned with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants standards. Some of our degree offerings are aligned with materials on the CPA exam. Your classes will cover the latest trends in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Financial Accounting Board Standards (FASB) — so you can feel confident you’re getting a quality education and learning relevant information.



Take advantage of our accounting offerings and start earning your degree:




Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting Fundamentals:

This online accounting degree incorporates key study tools including financial statements, ledgers and journals. You’ll learn key business practices such as:

  • strategy
  • economics
  • management





Bachelor of Science in Accounting:

You'll explore a range of business disciplines and participate in classes that will help you gain a greater understanding of accounting functions across various industries in this on campus and online accounting degree program. In this ACBSP-accredited program you’ll learn:

  • accounting problem-solving software
  • communication
  • critical thinking
  • leadership skills
  • accounting financial statement analysis





Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals:

Your early courses will focus on accounting fundamentals as they apply to business strategy, management and ethics in this ACBSP-accredited online program. When completed, you'll earn an associate degree and seamlessly transition to bachelor's degree coursework in business administration. Along with exposure to various business disciplines, you’ll learn:

  • professional values
  • communication
  • leadership skills
  • critical thinking
  • technology skills
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)




Bachelor of Science in Management with an Associates of Arts concentration in Accounting Fundamentals:

Earn your associates-level accounting degree online before completing your bachelor’s degree in management in this program geared toward working adults who want to build a foundation of knowledge and include that on their resume while pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Your accounting courses focus on accounting fundamentals as they apply to:

  • business strategy
  • management
  • ethics




Bachelor of Science in Business with Associate of Arts Concentration in Accounting Fundamentals:

First you’ll take core classes, many of them in accounting, in this associates-to-bachelor’s degree program —meaning you can update your resume with your associate’s degree before completing your bachelor’s. In the ACBSP-accredited Bachelor of Science in Business program, you’ll study:

  • accounting
  • critical thinking and decision-making
  • economics
  • finance
  • business law and ethics
  • management
  • marketing
  • organizational behavior
  • business statistical techniques





Master of Science in Accountancy:

Accredited by the ACBSP, the program also aligns with American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) standards. You’ll use Wiley CPAexcel® software to help you prepare for the CPA Exam. You’ll learn:

  • accounting theory and research
  • accounting information systems
  • managerial accounting and legal aspects of business
  • internal control systems
  • financial reporting
  • auditing
  • taxation
  • not-for-profit and governmental accounting
  • accounting ethics





Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting:

Earn your accounting degree online in this ACBSP-accredited business administration master’s program. You’ll strengthen your business skills and hone your accounting skills, while learning:

  • management
  • business law
  • human capital management
  • organizational leadership
  • quantitative reasoning for business and economics
  • applied business research and statistics
  • operations management
  • corporate finance
  • marketing
  • strategic planning




Master of Science in Accountancy with a Graduate CPA Bridge Certificate:

This ACBSP-accredited accounting degree is designed for accountants and non-accountants who are preparing for professional certification in accounting, such as the uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam — as well as preparing for industry positions. You’ll use CPA Exam Prep software and address the goals of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), helping you focus on:

  • professional values
  • communications and leadership skills
  • strategic and critical thinking skills
  • technology skills



Why Phoenix?

The School of Business builds curricula that is focused on industry standards and real world experiences, allowing you to earn an accounting degree online or on campus that could help you stay relevant and effective in the rapidly changing business world. Instructors have an average of nearly 10 years of experience teaching at University of Phoenix. More than 60 percent of the faculty in the School of Business have worked for or are currently working for a Fortune 1000 company or a subsidiary — and incorporate their on-the-job experiences into lessons. Upon graduation, you’ll become part of our network of more than one million University of Phoenix alumni and students.

One Course at a Time
You’ll get to take just one 5- or 6-week course at a time when earning your accounting degree.
Transfer Credits
Save time and money by transferring eligible credits and have relevant work experience evaluated for potential credit. You can earn your accounting degree online or on campus.
University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( The Bachelor of Science in Business, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Business and Master of Science in Accountancy are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

If you have questions about enrollment, fill out the request for information form and we’ll put you in contact with an enrollment representative.

Whether your objective is to be an accountant at a small business, or a CPA in charge of accounting for a multi-national corporation, an accounting degree from University of Phoenix goes beyond spreadsheets and number-crunching.

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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Each state sets forth standards required to be eligible to take the CPA exam and apply for licensure or certification as a CPA. While this program was designed with consideration for the standards proposed by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA®), University of Phoenix cannot, and will not, provide any assurance that completion of this program will allow a successful student to qualify within the student’s specific jurisdiction. Potential applicants should check with the appropriate organization within their jurisdiction to determine if this program, combined with their undergraduate degree and any other specific criteria, meets the requirements to qualify for examination in that specific jurisdiction. States frequently change their requirements for examination. There is no assurance that at the time of degree completion the specific jurisdiction’s requirements will be consistent with the requirements at the time of admission.