Earn an Accounting Degree Online

The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).

Do you like working with numbers? Are you looking for job security in a field that gives you the freedom to find a job anywhere in the US? Do you already work as a bookkeeper or accountant and want to move forward in your career path? Many online business schools offer accounting degrees.

A BS in Accounting will help you find a job as a:

  • corporate accountant
  • tax accountant
  • auditor

How Much Time Does It Take to Earn an Accounting Degree?

Earning your accounting degree through an online business school permits a lot of flexibility. Typical students should expect to spend at least 20 hours a week studying, taking tests, and completing course materials.

Can You Transfer Credits?

Some online business schools permit you to transfer credits from conventional universities or to earn credit for work experience. For instance, Western Governors University (WGU) uses a competency-based approach, which means knowledge and skills you’ve already developed will expedite your degree program.

Additionally, if you have an associate’s degree (A.A. or A.S. in Business), that may clear your liberal arts and lower-level business assessment requirements.

Before signing up with an online business school, find out if you can accelerate your degree with previous experience.