Bachelor's in Accounting Degree Online

Online Accounting Degree

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Propel Your Career Forward by Earning One of the Best Online Accounting Degrees

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting is designed to equip you with proficiency in one of the most fundamental languages of the business world. Whether you are interested in working in public or private accounting, Liberty offers one of the best online accounting degrees that 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 online accounting degree, 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. Often, accountants with college-level training are put in management roles as consultants and financial experts. With an online accounting degree, you will be set up for success in any business situation or career you pursue.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Accounting Degree?

Liberty is pleased to offer you one of the best online accounting degrees. 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 substantial foundational training.

You will be trained in industry best accounting practices that will cut to the core of business operations so that with our online Bachelor's in Accounting, you can be a useful 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 our 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.

What Will You Learn in 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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You may also be interested in exploring our bachelor degrees in Business Administration, Information Systems, or Information Technology.

Highlights of Liberty’s Online Accounting Degree

  • By earning an online 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 can 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.

Liberty's Program is Ranked as the Best Online Accounting Degree!*

  • Ranked #1 Best Online Bachelor's in Accounting Degree Program by*.
  • Ranked in the top #10 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 more in-depth 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 difference 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.  

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Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Book Vouchers (Up to $400 per semester for undergraduate only)
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • Potential college credit for military training.

Online Accounting Degree Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 120 total hours
  • 30 hours must be taken through Liberty.
  • Up to 90 hours may be transferred in.
  • 8-week format, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Degree Information and Requirements for our Online Accounting Degree

  • This program falls under the School of Business.
  • Download and explore the Degree Completion Plan.
  • View the Undergraduate Course Syllabi (login required).
  • Review our Online Accounting Degree Admission Requirements.
  • 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.
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Potential Career Options with Our 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 an online accounting degree.

  • Corporate Accounting
  • Education
  • Government
  • Non-profit


Industry Outlook: The U.S. Department of Labor projects an 11 percent growth, a faster than average growth, for all occupations. As globalization increases and the economy grows, there is an increasingly complex tax and regulatory environment. The changing financial landscape creates a strong demand for accountants and auditors.*

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