BS Accounting Online Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 90 hours may be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 27, 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

Program Highlights
Degree Information
Military Benefits
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. 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 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • Potential college credit for military training.

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
  • Nonprofit

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.

Admission Requirements for the Online Undergraduate Accounting Degree

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on Good Standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for Acceptance on Caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

*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.

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).
  • 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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Highlights of Liberty’s Online Accounting Degree

  • 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 three years  ̶  and counting.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, beginning fall 2018, electronic textbooks will be 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!

  • By earning an online Accounting degree from a nonprofit 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.
  • 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.