Accountants are trusted, valued, and crucial to almost all businesses, organizations, and industries. Regardless of where you find your role, an accounting professional may be responsible for the following:
HIGHER THAN AVERAGE JOB GROWTH Accounting positions are projected to grow 10% through 2026. The average growth rate for all occupations is 7%.
90% OF ALUMNI WORKING IN THEIR FIELD Bachelor’s of Accounting alumni from CSU Global report extremely high rates of working in the field of accounting after completing the program.
$67,310 ESTIMATED STARTING SALARY Bachelor’s of Accounting alumni from CSU Global report an estimated annual starting salary above $65k.
ACCOUNTANT, BOOKKEEPER, STAFF ACCOUNTANT Top three job titles held by CSU Global Bachelor’s of Accounting alumni.
PREPARING, ANALYZING, AND CONFIRMING ACCURACY OF FINANCIAL RECORDS.
ENSURING TAXES ARE PAID PROPERLY AND ON TIME.
ORGANIZING AND MAINTAINING FINANCIAL RECORDS.
IDENTIFYING WAYS TO INCREASE VALUE, REDUCE COSTS, AND IMPROVE THE BOTTOM LINE
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As a B.S. in Accounting online student, you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute successfully to an organization from an accounting perspective. Develop an understanding of accounting fundamentals when you earn a CSU Global accounting degree and a comprehensive view of organizational management issues, including:
Use your CSU Global accounting degree to get your dream job in the private, public, not-for-profit, or government sectors. With an ACBSP accredited degree in accounting, you’ll be in high demand.
As a student in the online B.S. in Accounting program, you will develop the problem-solving skills to address accounting, data analysis, and business intelligence issues and strategies. Specific learning outcomes include:
CSU Global’s Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting program requires the completion of 120 total credits, including a mix of Core Degree Courses in Accounting, General Education Courses, Elective Courses, and optional Degree Specializations and Certificates.
CSU Global’s General Education Courses are more than a bachelor’s degree requirement. They are designed to help you develop and strengthen valuable skills demanded in the workplace.
Already taken some courses? Up to 90 total credits (and 64 from community colleges) can be transferred into a bachelor’s degree at CSU Global. Request a Transcript Evaluation Summary to see how close you already are to graduation!
* ACT495 is an optional course that will provide students with practical experience in organizations specific to accounting. This course may not be available in all states; see the State Specific Authorization Policy under Admissions Policies.
When you earn your bachelor’s degree through CSU Global, you can choose to customize it with an undergraduate specialization in a subject that matches your professional goals or personal interests.
Most Popular Specializations:
The remainder of your online accounting degree is comprised of courses of your choice that support your educational goals and needs. Including a specialization reduces the number of elective credits you'll need to complete your bachelor's degree.
If you’ve always had a sharp mind for numbers and weighing the long-term implications of the decisions you make today, then you’re exactly the sort of professional that can reach your potential with an Accredited Online Accounting Degree from CSU Global.
CSU Global’s B.S. in Accounting can be used as a stepping-stone toward more advanced financial professional Licenses and Certifications. Our program provides fundamental skills and education useful for building a foundation that can help prepare you for advanced Certifications, like:
Typically, it takes 4 years to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. However, if you choose to study Accounting at CSU Global, you may be able to get your Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting substantially faster. Why? Because we offer several paths toAlternative Credit Options, includingCredit by Exam,Self-Study Assessments(SSA) and ourPrior learning Assessment (PLA). PLAs alone have been known to save our students 75% on our already lowTuition Rates.
Costs vary depending on how long it takes you to complete your Bachelor’s Degree Program, and whether you choose to study at a Public School or Private University. As a Not-for-Profit Public University, CSU Global is dedicated to making your Bachelor’s Degree affordable. We offerLow Tuition Rates, aTuition Guaranteethat locks your rate in for the entirety of your program, a 10%Employer Discount, andFinancial Aidopportunities to help reduce the costs of your degree.
Incomes vary by position, experience, location, and other factors, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides some excellent information about the average annual income for Accountants and other types of Financial Professionals. Their 2019 reports provide the following estimates of annual incomes:
Earning your BS in Accounting will open a whole host of career paths and job opportunities to you, including a wide variety of positions as a Financial Professional. Some of the most common roles for graduates of Accounting Bachelor’s Programs include:
By combining your BS in Accounting with additional credentials, licenses and certifications, you may also be eligible for a more advanced role, such as in any of the following positions:
Absolutely! While it may take hard work and dedication to complete your Accounting Degree Program, this is an excellent industry to get into and CSU Global’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting is one of the best ways to enter the field. Why should you consider becoming an accountant?
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CSU Global provides more than just a diploma. Our career-driven programs are based on real-world concepts designed to help you excel in the workplace from day one. Our Tuition Guarantee ensures that your rate won’t rise from enrollment to graduation, and because we know how hard it can be to juggle education, work, and family responsibilities, our programs can be completed entirely online, with no set times or locations, monthly class starts and accelerated courses.
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Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your degree comes from a top quality, trusted university.
Your Bachelor’s in Accounting from CSU Global is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)
Your Bachelor’s in Accounting from CSU Global is endorsed by the IMA Higher Education Endorsement Program.
Accounting.com ranked CSU Global’s online Bachelor’s in Accounting program #1 out of 50.
Great Business Schools ranked CSU Global’s B.S. in Accounting degree #2 in their determination of The 20 Best Online Bachelors in Accounting Degrees.
CSU Global earned a #2 ranking on the College Choice Best Online Accounting Degrees list.
“My greatest accomplishments have been being able to go back to school and manage a work-life balance. The schedule is challenging by gives me confidence that I can obtain my degree even in my thirties!”
CSU Global’s Undergraduate Accounting Degree will prepare you for employment or a promotion in positions critical to the financial health of any organization. You won’t just be training for a simple job, but a lifelong career, assuming positions like the following: