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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree

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4 years

Approximate Program Length

120

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

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Register by: Mar 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 (BSACC). You’ll gain the skills to help organizations run efficiently. And classes are just 5 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

You'll learn how to:

  • Record and communicate measurable business activities to stakeholders

  • Analyze financial statements to help your organization make decisions

  • Ensure accounting activities follow ethical, legal and professional standards

  • Apply accounting principles to domestic and international transactions, taxation and auditing

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

Schedule

Both the on-campus and the online accounting degree feature the same courses, and your academic counselor will help you schedule them. Please note that on-campus students are required to physically attend class one day a week, typically from 6–10 pm.

Depending on your location, this program may be offered as Blended. This means you’ll start at a local campus* to complete your general education courses, and then transition to online learning for your core program courses.

*During COVID-19, while our campuses are temporarily closed, your local 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. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Auditing and taxation
  • Industry accounting software
  • Accounting principles
  • Financial and managerial accounting
  • Comparison of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in accounting?

A BSACC can prepare you to be a:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting manager
  • Accounting supervisor
  • Auditor
  • Examining officer
  • Tax examiner

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for accountants and auditors is projected to be average between 2018 and 2028.

6 %

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$398

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

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 undergratuate degree.

Up to $1 million a month in available scholarships
Apply for one of 400 scholarship opportunities this month.

Credit transfer made easy
Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Get credit for what you already know
Earn your degree without starting from scratch. Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Faculty & Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic accreditation

Our Bachelor of Science in Accounting has been reaffirmed for accreditation until 2027 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring the quality of your education. In addition, we are one of only 19 universities to hold additional accreditation from the ACBSP specifically for our accounting program.

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

28

Average years of industry experience

137

Chief Executive Officers

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

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

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.

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.