Understand the numbers
that drive the business.

In business, success is measured in numbers — revenue growth, stock price, and expenses. That’s why accounting professionals who are able to evaluate and understand these numbers form the foundation of business.

With Maryville University, you can learn to be that foundation. Our online Bachelor of Science in Accounting is a business degree program that can help you develop the skills, gain the experience, and build the expertise you need to analyze and ensure financial stability in any industry.

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100% online with no campus visits required

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No SAT or ACT required

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Curriculum informed by industry leaders

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3 early-access courses can be applied toward the master’s in accounting

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Prepare for your certified public accountant exam

Why Choose Maryville for Your Online Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting?

Maryville University has a longstanding tradition of academic excellence that is woven into every aspect of the school, including our online programs. Our online bachelor’s degree in accounting is designed to help you develop a strategic blend of business and accounting skills to prepare for the field’s present and future. Maryville’s online BS in Accounting is ideal for ethical, analytical, and ambitious students intrigued by accounting, regardless of prior experience. If you’re ready to make your debut in accounting or advance your skills beyond your current level, we’re ready for you.

Accounting Career Opportunities

Business is always changing, but one constant is the need for expert accounting professionals. Due to the continuous demand, 142,400 new auditing and accounting jobs are expected to open between 2014 and 2024, an above-average growth rate of 11% (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). That translates to 142,400 opportunities. Our online accounting degree can open pathways to a wide variety of accounting jobs*, including:


Accountant and Auditor


  • Median Salary: $67,190
  • Number of Jobs: 1,332,700
  • Ranking: #3 in Best Business Jobs*

Budget Analyst


  • Median Salary: $71,590
  • Number of Jobs: 60,800
  • Ranking: #5 in Highest Paying, Fastest Growing Jobs by Forbes

Financial Advisor


  • Median Salary: $89,160
  • Number of Jobs: 249,400
  • Ranking: #4 in Best Business Jobs*

Financial Analyst


  • Median Salary: $80,310
  • Number of Jobs: 277,600
  • Ranking: #13 in Best Business Jobs*

Financial Manager


  • Median Salary: $117,990
  • Number of Jobs: 555,900
  • Ranking: #10 in Best Business Jobs*

* U.S. News & World Report

By 2018, this industry is expected to generate

See Your Accounting Degree and Skills Pay Off.

In 2013, the U.S. accounting, tax preparation, and payroll services industry produced approximately $137 billion in revenue. By 2018, this industry is expected to generate $160 billion (U.S. Census Bureau). With our online Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree, you can take part in this multibillion-dollar industry and reap the benefits of your expertise. The demand for well-versed accountants means that those possessing the right skills and mindset are compensated appropriately. While financial jobs in general earn more than many other career paths, certain accounting roles have even higher ROI. Financial managers are ranked No. 24 among the highest-paying jobs by Business Insider. Even with competitive salaries dominating the accounting field, starting salaries were projected to increase by 4.7% in 2016 (Robert Half, 2016 Salary Guide).

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC

Forbes America's Top Colleges 2017

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

Ranked among the best values in private colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2018

ACBSP - Global Business Accreditation

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Direct Pathway to Expertise

An online bachelor’s degree in accounting is a great way to start your career in accounting, but there are more options for students interested in adding additional skills to their toolbox. If you’re interested in becoming a real master of the accounting field, a professional degree could be your next step. Pursuing an advanced degree beyond the bachelor’s level demonstrates expertise and commitment to the accounting discipline and can increase your salary significantly.

Accounting professionals holding a master’s degree earn 37% more than bachelor’s degree holders*

Only 24% of accounting professionals with a bachelor’s degree pursued a graduate degree*

Median salary for master’s degree holders: $86,310*

Median salary for bachelor’s degree holders: $52,900**

*Georgetown University Salary Survey **NACE Salary Survey

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 lead to a salary bump of more than $30,000.

Our Bachelor of Accounting online is uniquely positioned to prepare you for your graduate degree, no matter your educational background. With three early access courses, qualifying students can apply up to nine credit hours toward a master’s in accounting degree with Maryville University. Students with a bachelor’s-level education in a non-accounting field complete a bridge program designed to help them make the switch. The online Master of Science in Accounting is a great opportunity to further specialize your career and increase your salary, all without disrupting your personal and professional life.

Bachelor of Accounting Online Curriculum

With new financial laws and regulations in place, skilled accounting professionals are needed more than ever. At Maryville University, we offer online accounting programs designed for industry changes and demand. With flexible and industry-relevant coursework, our Bachelor of Accounting online program can help you build your business acumen alongside strategic accounting and financial skills.

General Education*

All students must complete the general education curriculum, major coursework, and any additional electives to meet the 128 credit hours requirement. Transfer credits earned from regionally accredited institutions are accepted based on individual evaluation.

Undergraduate students must satisfy the general education requirements and earn at least half of their required credits with Maryville.

*60 credit hours required from a four-year institution

Business Core

ISYS 100Digital Foundations3 Credits
BUS 150Business Communications3 Credits
ACCT 210Financial Accounting3 Credits
ACCT 211Managerial Accounting3 Credits
ECON 201Macroeconomics3 Credits
ECON 202Microeconomics3 Credits
ISYS 241Business Statistics or Elementary Statistics3 Credits
BUS 280Business Law3 Credits
MGMT 321Principles of Managment3 Credits
MKT 360Principles of Marketing3 Credits
FIN 312Principles of Finance3 Credits
BUS 314Operations Management3 Credits
BUS 491Business Policies3 Credits

Professional Accounting

ACCT 310Forensic Accounting and Ethics I3 Credits
ACCT 318Financial Reporting I3 Credits
ACCT 319Financial Reporting II3 Credits
ACCT 309Advanced Managerial Accounting3 Credits
ACCT 415Accounting Information Systems3 Credits
ACCT 423Auditing3 Credits
ACCT 313Individual Income Tax3 Credits


**Qualifying students may apply early access courses toward a graduate-level degree. Accounting electives are also available to satisfy total credit hour requirements.

ACCT 491Accounting Theory3 Credits
EA1**Early Access Accounting Course 13 Credits
EA2**Early Access Accounting Course 23 Credits
EA3**Early Access Accounting Course 33 Credits