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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree

4 years

Approximate Program Length

120

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Nov 3, 2021

When it comes to numbers, successful businesses don’t rely on guesswork. Every activity is tracked, analyzed and verified by qualified professionals. Prepare to be one of them with our Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree, and you’ll gain the accounting skills to help organizations run efficiently. Classes are just 5 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

  • Accounting

  • Auditing

  • Financial Statements

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

Skills-aligned program

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree.

If you are located in Phoenix, this program may be offered as Blended. This means you’ll start at the Phoenix campus* to complete your general education courses, and then transition to online learning for your core program courses.

*During COVID-19, while campus is temporarily closed, your campus classes will be held virtually so you can get face-to-face learning at home.

What you'll learn

When you earn your on-campus* or online accounting degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

You'll learn how to:

  • Integrate generally accepted accounting principles throughout the accounting lifecycle
  • Evaluate accounting and financial information, including financial statements, to make business decisions
  • Integrate ethical, legal and accounting standards and assumptions into financial practices
  • Integrate business practices into accounting and financial operations

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree?

A BSACC can prepare you to be a:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Cost Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Tax Examiner

 

 

4 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2019 and 2029. 

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.

Career Services for Life

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

Up to $1 million in new scholarship opportunities this month.

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

Your prior credits can cover up to 75% of your bachelor’s degree to help you graduate in as little as a year.

75%

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Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic accreditation

Our BSB has been reaffirmed for accreditation until 2027 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring the quality of your education.

What does that mean in real life? ACBSP-accredited business programs are committed to quality standards. The quality of the program is regularly benchmarked against specific criteria that prepare students for the business industry. Accreditation occurs on a 10-year cycle with regular quality reviews.

View the completion and first-year persistence rates for the University of Phoenix ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

Real-world faculty

26

Average years of industry experience

169

Chief Executive Officers

85%

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree

Our accounting program teaches you skills that can prepare you to be an accountant, accountant supervisor or accountant manager. You’ll also learn skills to help prepare you for a position as an auditor (such as a company’s internal auditor) or a tax examiner. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for accountants and auditors are projected to grow 4% between 2019 and 2029.

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.

Yes. Our online accounting degree is completely online with classes that are always on, 24/7/365. With our online accounting program, you’ll get all the support you’d expect from on-campus course, along with greater flexibility in your schedule.

Our Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring the quality of your education. The ACBSP reaffirmed our programmatic accreditation through 2027. 

University of Phoenix is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Accountants are responsible for analysis of a company's financial records, including data management, analysis and consultation, creation of financial statements and ensuring regulatory compliance in the company's accounting practices.

There are different kinds of accounting. For example, a management accountant might analyze the financials for a business or organization, while a forensic accountant might analyze financial records for legal cases.

Our online accounting degree requires 120 credits and typically takes 4 years to complete from start to finish. However, you may be able to complete your degree if you transfer credits from another institution or earn credits for your work or life experience.

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

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.

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.

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.