Associates Degree in Accounting Online Degree
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Feb 10, 2020

Prepare for Your Career with Confidence by Earning an Associate Degree in Accounting Online

Liberty University’s associate degree in accounting is an introductory program designed to equip you with proficiency in one of the most prevalent languages in the business world. Whether you are interested in working in the public or private sector, our online associate degree in accounting 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 can graduate with valued skills for the current economy.

Many of our students choose to further their education after completing an associate degree to grow in their current role or explore other areas within the accounting field. Our online associate degree in accounting can be a great way to prepare for a related bachelor’s degree!

Throughout our associate degree in accounting program, you will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as financial, managerial, and governmental accounting. As you progress in your accounting courses, your professors will help you grow in proficiency. Essential skills such as communication and computer application will help you when evaluating and synthesizing common accounting problems.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Associate Degree in Accounting Program?

A college education is one of the most important investments a person can make. As someone who is interested in pursuing accounting and potentially working as an accountant, you most likely place great importance on finding an affordable education. Liberty University can meet that need with some of the lowest tuition rates in the country.

Additionally, Liberty’s online associate degree in accounting is taught by professionals with real-world experience in business and leadership settings. And with its 100% online format, the online associate degree in accounting is offered without any on-campus class requirements. This allows you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to move or take courses on campus.

What Will You Learn in Our Online Associate in Accounting Degree?

Completing Liberty University’s online associate in accounting degree will give you an introductory knowledge in all areas of accounting so that you are prepared for the challenges of current-day financial management. Course content within our associate in accounting degree includes financial and managerial accounting, principles of marketing, and business law. In addition to the accounting-specific courses, you will complete a core of general education classes.

If you choose to continue your education and pursue a bachelor’s degree, these credits can be used to satisfy the majority if not all — of your general education requirements, freeing you up to take the courses you are the most excited to take!

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times
  • Potential college credit for military training

Highlights of the Online Accounting Degree from Liberty University

  • By earning an associate degree in accounting from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 4 years and counting.

  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

  • In addition to Liberty University’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Liberty’s School of Business has achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), demonstrating that it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.
  • You can complete our online associate degree in accounting in as few as 1.5 years.
  • You will gain networking opportunities with other professionals in the program from around the country.

Potential Career Options with an Online Accounting Associate Degree

With an accounting degree, you can 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 fields that are commonly associated with someone who has an Associate of Arts in Accounting.

  • Corporate accounting
  • Education
  • Government
  • Nonprofit sectors
  • Public accounting

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • A high school self-certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.