Bachelor of Science in Accounting Online Degree Program

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Liberty University Online

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Propel Your Career by Earning Your Accounting Degree Online with a Top Ranked University

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting is designed to equip you with proficiency in one of the most basic languages of the business world. Whether you are interested in working in public or private accounting, this online accounting degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for a career as an accountant, credit or budget analyst, auditor or financial planner. By earning your accounting degree online, you will graduate with valued skills in the current economy and job outlook.

Accountants are in prime positions to assist businesses with risk analysis and plan for future needs of the company. Oftentimes, accountants with college level training are put in management roles as consultants and financial experts. With an accounting degree, you will be set up for success in any business situation or career you pursue.

Why Liberty’s Online Accounting Degree?

With Liberty’s online accounting degree, you will develop the proficiency in communication and computer application skills needed to work with complex accounting issues. You will also learn to identify, analyze and appropriately deal with ethical dilemmas from a sound moral and biblical perspective. This sets our accounting degree apart from others, and we are proud to offer this solid foundational training.

You will be trained in industry best practices that will cut to the core of business operations so that with your Bachelors in Accounting, you can be an effective asset in your chosen field. Our industry-leading curriculum is taught by business professionals who have real-world experience, both in private and public sectors. The 100% online format of this accounting degree gives you the flexibility to work from home on your coursework even with a busy schedule.

As you work through the courses within our accounting degree, you will develop analytical and communication skills that can also prepare you to sit for certifications like the Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Please note that additional requirements are usually needed to receive CPA certification. We encourage students to contact their State Board regarding questions about state requirements for the CPA.  You can also speak with one of our Admission Counselors for additional information by calling (800) 424-9595.

Other highlights of Liberty’s Online Accounting Degree

  • By earning your Accounting degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • This program is ACBSP accredited.
  • You are able to complete your accounting degree in about three years.
  • You will gain a broad-based foundation in major course areas needed for many career fields within the financial market.

Our Accounting Degree Ranked as the Best Online Bachelors Accounting Program

  • Ranked #1 Best Online Bachelors Accounting Program by
  • Ranked #8 on the list of Best Online Schools for Accounting by
  • Ranked by as a Top Online Accounting Degree.
  • Ranked by as a top affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

What are the Benefits of Pursuing an Online Accounting Degree?

  • Increased job opportunities within the finance industry.
  • Opportunities for increased pay in different areas of financial management.
  • A deeper understanding of accounting practices and learn how to solve business challenges with one of our accounting degrees online.
  • Optional internship opportunities.
    • An internship can give you a real-world experience to see how your degree can be utilized within areas of financial management. Sometimes the different between a job offer and no offer is experience and references. Completing an internship can give you those references and industry leaders who can become a part of your professional network.  

What Will You Learn through our Online Accounting Degree?

Completing Liberty University’s online accounting degree will give you a thorough background in all areas of accounting to ensure you meet the requirements and challenges of current-day financial management. Course content within our online accounting degree includes Financial and Managerial Accounting, Auditing, Corporate Finance, Principles of Marketing and Business Policy.

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Accounting Degree Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 120 total hours
  • 30 hours must be taken through Liberty.
  • Up to 90 hours may be transferred in.

Potential Career Options with Your Online Accounting Degree

With an accounting degree, you will be set up for success in any career field you pursue. The training you receive will open doors of opportunity in many areas within the financial and accounting industries. Below are a few career options that are commonly associated with someone who has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

  • Corporate Accounting
  • Education
  • Government
  • Non-profit

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Information obtained on September 19, 2017.

Degree Information and Requirements for our Accounting Program

  • This program falls under the School of Business.
  • Download and explore the Degree Completion Plan.
  • This program will prepare you to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam; however, students should verify CPA exam qualification with their state board. Additional requirements are usually needed to receive CPA certification; students should consult with their state board.
  • View the Undergraduate Course Syllabi
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