Professional Accounting

Professional Accountants are the backbone of any public or private organization. These professionals prepare and present financial information to both internal and external audiences. Accounting is the practice of summarizing financial data in a manner that is clear, concise, and actionable. Accounting can be broken down into two categories, managerial and financial. Management accountants is publish internal financial reports that are used by managers to make informed decisions, while financial accountants provide information to the public including shareholders, creditors, financial analysts, and economists. The career prospects of accountants are projected to be very positive over the next several years as companies are faced with tougher regulations in the wake of financial scandals at Enron and others.

An Associates in Accounting degree might focus on first exploring the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), which govern accounting in the United States. The Bachelor in Accounting explores the professional, ethical, and technical aspects of accounting. Master’s in Accounting degree provide students advanced accounting topics that are required for admission to the Certified Public Accountant exam. At the pinnacle, doctoral problems in accounting prepare students for both teaching and consulting jobs, and provide a platform for original research.

Online Professional Accounting Degrees

Featured Online Accounting Degree Programs

Learn how to help businesses track income, assets and expenses over time in a range of settings that will suit your lifestyle. If you really want to learn how businesses operate, an accounting degree can provide you with that foundation.


Kaplan University's online Associate of Applied Science in Accounting will teach you the theories and principles of business accounting, and provide you with the technical skills you need to succeed in an entry-level accounting position. You also can go on to earn your B.S. in accounting with specialties in auditing and managerial accountancy.
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AIU Online developed its Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting and Finance degree completion program to prepare students for career opportunities such as internal auditors, loan officers, personal financial advisers and more. Graduates also have a strong foundation for continued studies and can apply for AIU Online's MBA program in accounting upon graduation.
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Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Accounting (BAACC) degree in the comfort of your home from Ashford University, and develop the necessary analytical, conceptual and technical knowledge and proficiency in this field. Upon graduation, you will possess a practical understanding of these ideas and other important accounting concepts and skills required to demonstrate fundamental accounting principles and procedures.
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