Associate of Science in Accounting
An Associate Degree in Accounting Online or On Campus Could Add Up to Better Opportunities
Your on campus or online associate degree in accounting coursework will introduce you to concepts and principles that are the foundation of accounting. In addition to pursuing an understanding of the practical aspects of accounting, you will also have the opportunity to explore in-depth accounting theories and use those theories to evaluate real businesses. Your Associate of Science in Accounting also covers business fundamentals, providing a basic understanding of management and marketing to go along with accounting principles and insights. You could also take your education to the next level and pivot your associate degree credit hours into a bachelor’s degree program at Post.
What can you do with an associate degree in accounting?
Upon completion of your Associate of Science in Accounting courses, you will have covered how to prepare accounting information, interpret financial records, prepare financial statements, and more. You will have had the chance to gain the skills you need to pursue opportunities within finance and accounting teams. You will also have explored how to provide company leaders with the accounting information they need to make important decisions. Your accounting program could help you develop skills for accounting, billing, financial recording, and more that are useful in the field.
The Associate of Science in Accounting degree is not designed to fulfill Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure requirements in an individual state, however, the program may be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements. The program is also not designed to fulfill Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification requirements, although the program may be used to partially fulfill these requirements (the other requirements can be found on the Institute of Management Accountants website: https://www.imanet.org/).
Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.
The following table shows whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:
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ROI for Your Accounting
At Post University, our experienced faculty and staff are committed to supporting you throughout your educational journey—and beyond. Whether you want to pursue entry-level opportunities in the accounting field or go on to earn your bachelor’s degree in accounting, we are here to help.
Contact us to enroll in our on-campus or online associate degree in accounting program today.
This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Benefits of Earning an Online Associate Degree in Accounting
From the admissions process to the day you graduate, we are with you every step of the way.
- Accounting students receive support from their personal Post team advisor focused on their academic success
- Learn from industry professionals in interactive courses
- No class times or set login times for your online education
- Online accounting courses emphasize practical application of accounting, tax, and auditing principles
Is an online associate degree in accounting worth it?
It may well be. While pursuing your associate degree in accounting, you will be introduced to the foundations needed to understand and perform entry-level accounting tasks. You will also cover how to apply skills to financial administration, analysis, planning, and investment decisions. And you can do this with the flexibility of pursuing your education in an associate degree in accounting online program.
Can you get an Associate of Science in Accounting?
At Post University, our Associate of Science in Accounting typically takes two years to complete at 60 credit hours. It is offered on campus and online to offer the flexibility to fit your life.
To learn more about degree requirements view the course catalog.
Is it better to get an associate degree in accounting or bachelor’s in accounting?
The degree level you choose to pursue is a personal choice and depends on what you want out of your accounting education. Graduates of the associate program often have the option to go on and pursue their four-year bachelors while working towards Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) requirements. Others choose to pursue opportunities to immediately apply their accounting knowledge and skills in the field.
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