Understand the numbers
that drive the business.
In business, success is measured in numbers — revenue, expenses, profit, and loss. That’s why accounting professionals who master this discipline are in high demand.
Now, start your accounting career off strong with an online Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Maryville University. With a comprehensive curriculum and convenient online format, this popular business degree program provides the skills, experience, and expertise you need to foster financial success in any industry.Get Curriculum Details
100% online with no campus visits required
No SAT or ACT required
Curriculum informed by industry leaders
3 early-access courses can be applied toward the master’s in accounting
Prepare for your certified public accountant exam
Accounting career opportunities
Business is always changing, but one constant is the need for expert accounting professionals. Completing your online bachelor’s in accounting at Maryville can qualify you for roles such as:
- Credit analysis manager
- Financial advisor
- Financial analyst
- Financial manager
In settings such as:
- Business analysis
- Publicly traded companies
- Tax law
- Tax preparation
What is the typical online accounting degree salary?
With your online bachelor’s in accounting, you can build a foundation to pursue careers with median salaries such as:
ACCOUNTANT AND AUDITOR
- Median Salary: $73,560*
- Number of Jobs: 1,392,200*
- Ranking: #13 in Best Business Jobs**
- Median Salary: $78,970*
- Number of Jobs: 52,500*
- Projected Growth: 5% from 2020 to 2030*
- Median Salary: $89,330*
- Number of Jobs: 275,200*
- Ranking: #4 in Best Business Jobs**
- Median Salary: $83,660*
- Number of Jobs: 492,100*
- Ranking: #18 in Best Business Jobs**
- Median Salary: $134,180*
- Number of Jobs: 681,700*
- Ranking: #3 in Best Business Jobs**
*Salary, growth, and job numbers info based on data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
**Rankings from U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Business Jobs,” updated for 2021
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Benefits of choosing a bachelor’s degree in accounting
An online bachelor’s degree in accounting is a great way to start your career in accounting, and it can be a valuable stepping stone for students who want to go far. If you’re interested in becoming an expert in the accounting field, pursuing an advanced degree beyond the bachelor’s level can grow your knowledge and increase your career potential significantly.
Accounting professionals who excel may become supervisors, managers, or partners; open their own private firms; or advance to executive positions in management accounting or internal auditing in private firms.
According to PayScale.com, the median salary for bachelor’s in accounting degree holders as of September 2021 was $65,000.
Accounting master’s degrees help working professionals prepare for additional accounting certifications, such as certified public bookkeeper, certified management accountant (CMA), and certified internal auditor.
According to PayScale.com, the median salary for master’s in accounting degree holders as of September 2021 was $71,000.
What does that mean for you?
Earning your master’s in accounting can help you grow your earning potential.
Accounting graduate degree holders have less competition and an advantage in the job market.
Continuing on to a master’s in accounting can open up even more professional pathways.
Frequently asked questions
The median annual salary for professionals holding a bachelor’s in accounting degree from a U.S. higher education institution was about $65,000 as of September 2021, according to PayScale.com.
Yes. Our online bachelor’s in business administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
In addition, Maryville University proudly holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Maryville has maintained accreditation from the HLC since 1941.
Most students complete the online bachelor’s in accounting degree in four years or less. Full-time students with eligible transfer credits may be able to complete the program sooner.
With Early Access, students in our online BS in Accounting program can get a head start on earning a graduate degree by taking graduate-level courses that count toward their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Furthermore, graduate-level Early Access courses are billed at the undergraduate tuition rate — so students save time and money.
Our Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Management and Leadership, and Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership are among the many Maryville graduate degrees that offer Early Access options for students enrolled in our online bachelor’s in accounting degree program.
If you’re interested in participating in Early Access, you should apply one semester before you plan to start taking Early Access courses. To apply, you must have completed at least 75 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Through the program, you can earn up to 12 credit hours toward your master’s degree. Our advisors can help you select your Early Access courses, which must be taken one at a time.
Learn more about the Early Access program.