Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting
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Take the next step in accounting
Advance your skills in accounting with a bachelor of science in accounting from Strayer University. We start with fundamentals, procedures and laws, and move quickly to more advanced concepts using real-world examples that help you apply what you’re learning.
Winter Classes Start on January 4
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11-week courses in the program
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Skills to set you apart
In this program, you’ll study all aspects of financial accounting, from basic payables and receivables to complex tax codes and accounting for multinational operations. You’ll also develop management and leadership skills to become a champion for financial accountability in your organization.
Build your skills
- Analyze the theoretical concepts related to U.S. and International accounting principles so that practices may be applied within the accounting function of an organization including for profit, governmental and not-for-profit entities.
- Demonstrate an understanding of business functions within an organization to align accounting systems with the information requirements of an organization.
- Apply relevant taxation theory and practices within an organization to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
- Analyze the process for auditing an organization’s processes and practices to ensure strong internal controls for the safeguarding of assets.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze accounting information, comprehend its value, uses, and limitations, and communicate the information effectively to management.
- Prepare, analyze and interpret internal managerial accounting data and reports to make relevant business decisions.
- Develop ethical decision-making abilities that support business practices, policies, procedures, and integrity within an organization.
The high-quality higher education you deserve
Accredited online university
Strayer University is proud to be certified or accredited by four respected organizations. We’re committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn an industry-recognized diploma you’re proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.
Strayer University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), www.msche.org. Strayer University’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. MSCHE most recently reaffirmed Strayer University’s accreditation status in June 2017, with the next self-study evaluation scheduled for the 2025–2026 academic year.
MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Access no-cost gen ed courses through Sophia Learning. Then, earn
even more courses, tuition-free, with the Strayer Graduation
Transfer up to 28 classes toward your bachelor’s degree.
Earn one tuition-free class at the end of your program for every three you complete with Graduation Fund. Eligibility rules and restrictions apply. Connect with us for details.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you advance in your company and your career.
Knowledge for real-life work
Your coursework in this program will help prepare you for success in the accounting field. You’ll learn how to read and interpret a balance sheet and discover best practices for designing an auditing program. You’ll also get a thorough background on the ethics, laws and regulations that govern accounting activities within organizations. View all courses.
Altering a recipe, planning a road trip, buying a car, and financing college—what do all of these things have in common? An understanding of numbers and how to use and interpret them. In the workplace, business, technology, and criminal justice professionals all use math. In this course, you will learn how to approach mathematics in a way that will positively inform your world. Learn how to use an easily understandable approach for basic math and algebra to create meaning and see the world in a new way.
Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.
Provides an understanding of accounting concepts, assumptions, and principles. Covers analysis and recording of business transactions, the adjusting process, and the procedures to complete the accounting cycle. Progresses to illustrating merchandising operations and merchandise inventory accounting, covers internal control and cash, and explains accounting procedures for receivables.
Covers accounting for home offices and branches, business combinations and consolidations. Also covers various techniques for solving some of the more complex problems in the business environment.
Covers the theory of auditing, including the educational and ethical qualifications for auditors, as well as the role of the auditor in the American economy. This course emphasizes professional standards, professional ethics, and the legal liability of auditors, as well as the planning and design of an audit program, gathering and summarizing evidence, and evaluating internal control.
Bachelor’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer. Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
We welcome international students from around the globe.
We have 50+ campuses to serve you. While most Strayer University campus locations are currently closed due to COVID-19, select campuses have reopened for limited student services. Find an open campus near you.
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Your admissions officer and student services coach will mentor, motivate and support you from enrollment to the day you graduate.