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Online accounting courses

Take online accounting courses with faculty who are CFOs, budget directors, fraud managers, auditors and more. They bring a wide range of professional experience to the classroom, so you’ll learn everything from basic accounting principles to the latest practical skills you need to help businesses succeed.

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5-6 week courses

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I got a job as a CPA, thanks to the Accounting 101 course I took at UOPX. I'll never forget it. OR the hot instructor who taught me.

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Why take accounting courses with us?

Whether you need to refresh your accounting skills, prepare for your CPA exam, or meet credit requirements for your state, our courses can help you meet your educational and professional goals.

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Bolster your resumé

Stay current and competitive by choosing from topics like auditing, forensics, taxation, financial accounting, reporting and more. Whether you work for a corporate, government or non-profit organization, our courses can help you develop a variety of expertise.

Meet your deadlines — and goals

All our online accounting courses are 5-6 weeks long. This helps you manage work, school and life, all while meeting your academic and professional needs.

Get affordable pricing

Our prices are competitive and fixed. And, if this course can help you in the workplace, check to see if your employer will cover you for it.


Consider an accounting degree

If you like the way these online accounting courses fit into your busy life or help you bring new skills to your job, check with an enrollment representative to see if you can apply them toward one of these degree programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Prerequisites are gathered for individual courses to make sure every student enrolled in the course has the foundational knowledge to be successful. To show you meet the required prerequisite for these online accounting courses, you simply have to upload a digital copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) during the checkout process. Then you’re good to go.

Our accounting courses do not lead to licensure as a CPA. So before enrolling, please check with your state accountancy board, because each state sets the standards required to be eligible to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and apply for licensure or certification as a CPA.

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.

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at 866-354-1800.

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( and its predecessor for more than 40 years.

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Get your course transcript

After you’ve completed your online accounting courses, you can request your official transcripts be sent directly to you or your school of choice.

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