It’s a numbers game. Add all you can.

No matter what business or industry you’re in, success comes down to numbers. Revenue, expenses, profits, company value — it’s how businesses are defined. And the numbers dictate whether a business grows or fails. Accounting professionals who can make sense of those numbers are the cornerstone of just about every successful company.

Earning an online accounting degree from Maryville University can help you gain skills that are sought after in a host of different industries. Our program can help you gain valuable accounting skills and experience with your bachelor’s degree, or become an expert with a master’s.

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Which online accounting degree is right for you?

The right degree for you comes down to where you see yourself going professionally. Maryville University offers both an online bachelor’s degree in accounting and an online master’s of science in accounting degree. The one you choose depends on where you are in your educational journey.

Our bachelor’s program can help you develop both business and accounting skills, while our graduate program can help elevate your skills and experience to prepare you for more executive roles.

 

Online Accounting Programs

Bachelor’s in Accounting

An organization’s success depends on financial stability. When you earn your online bachelor’s in accounting, you can get the foundational knowledge you need to start or enhance a career in this field. Study topics like forensic accounting, financial reporting, auditing, and accounting information systems to gain a comprehensive understanding of accounting practices and principles.

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online bachelor’s in accounting.

Master’s in Accounting

Want to stay ahead in a field that’s constantly growing? Get your online master’s in accounting at Maryville, and you can enhance your accounting skills as you prepare for the future of the industry. In this program, you can participate in high-level analysis of integral topics like tax planning, strategic accounting, financial reporting, regulation, auditing, and more. Our program also offers you the chance to prepare for the CPA exam.

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online master’s in accounting.

MBA in Accounting

With your online MBA in Accounting, you can get a comprehensive understanding of the business world with a focus on the financial processes that make it tick. In addition to core business skills, you can participate in advanced studies of tax planning, financial statement analysis, strategic accounting, forensic accounting, and more. On top of that, our program allows you the chance to prepare for the CPA exam.

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online MBA in Accounting.

Why choose Maryville for your online accounting degree?

Maryville gives you everything you need to make earning your online accounting degree as convenient as possible. And that starts with offering a program that works around your busy schedule — no matter where you are in life.

Plus, Maryville University is a partner of Becker CPA Preparation Education, which means you can count on our program providing you with material that is designed to stay on the cutting edge of the constantly changing demands of the industry.

Our program also features leading education technologies that allow you to:

  • Complete 100% online coursework — no campus visits required.
  • Connect with faculty experts who work with your schedule.
  • Benefit from dedicated, 24/7 technical support.
  • Start when it’s convenient for you — fall, spring, or summer.
  • Qualify to transfer eligible credits and graduate sooner.
Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2018

Partner of Becker CPA Preparation Education

Concentrations, classes, and features of our online accounting degrees

Maryville’s online Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to get you ready for your next step — whether that’s a graduate degree or simply learning the accounting, finance, and business skills to open up more job opportunities. You’ll cover principles that include finance, macroeconomics, auditing and individual income tax, and more.

Our online Master of Accounting degree is designed to move your skills and your thinking to the next level. It’s designed for accounting and non-accounting professionals who are interested in advancing their skills, as well as their authority, responsibility, and benefits.

In this program, students can concentrate in a specific area of accounting, such as financial accounting, auditing, or taxation, with coursework that covers:

  • Accounting principles
  • Budgeting
  • Business economics
  • Financial reporting
  • Cost analysis
  • Financial management

Why earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting online?

Your life keeps you pretty busy. But an online bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting isn’t out of reach — especially since our program is designed to work around your schedule. That means you can earn your degree and still stay engaged in your current life.

But that’s just part of the story. There are many more reasons to make the brave choice to pursue your online accounting degree. Like the fact that many companies and organizations need skilled accountants, so global demand is growing, opening up more career opportunities for graduates.

With new financial laws and regulations in place, skilled accounting professionals are needed more than ever. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 139,900 new auditing and accounting jobs are expected to open from 2016 to 2026 — an above-average growth rate of 11%.

What careers can you pursue with your online accounting degree?

Take a look at some of the different career opportunities and median salaries that are available with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting:*

Budget Analyst

BUDGET
ANALYST

Median Salary:
$71,590

Career Growth Outlook:
7%

Certified Public Accountant

ACCOUNTANT/
AUDITOR

Median Salary:
$67,000

Career Growth Outlook:
10%

Financial Advisor

FINANCIAL
ADVISOR

Median Salary:
$89,160

Career Growth Outlook:
15%

Financial Analyst

FINANCIAL
ANALYST

Median Salary:
$80,310

Career Growth Outlook:
11%

Financial Manager

FINANCIAL
MANAGER

Median Salary:
$117,990

Career Growth Outlook:
19%

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Career growth projected for 2016-26.

A Master of Science in Accounting can take you farther in some of the roles listed above, or it can prepare you for some higher-level careers, including in the C-suite. Salary and other considerations may vary greatly in these roles depending on factors like company, industry, location, and experience. Some of these roles include:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Compliance Manager
  • Fiscal Director
  • Risk Analyst
  • Tax Examiner
  • Treasurer

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Want to go further? Maryville’s program can help prepare you for the CPA exam. According to research compiled by Investopedia, accountants who choose to become CPAs can sometimes earn as much as 40% more than those who do not. Let us help you maximize your career potential.

Learn from industry experts

You’re getting your online accounting degree because you want to move forward in your career. And we want to make sure you have the knowledge and tools to be successful every step of the way. That can’t happen without great teachers.

At Maryville, our business faculty is made up of seasoned professionals who are leaders in the industry. They’ve been in the real world and are dedicated to making sure you get the best they have to offer every day.