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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

A Degree in Accounting, Online or On Campus, Could Add Up to Career Opportunities

In the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program, you will have the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge in areas such as the application in financial accounting principles, managerial accounting, financial statement preparation and analysis, tax law reporting and compliance, and auditing standards and procedures. Your degree in accounting could also help you brush up on professional skills. Coursework also covers how to examine and apply ethics to business situations, as well as assignments designed to help you hone writing and oral communication essentials. You will also have the opportunity to gain a practical understanding of fundamental business concepts in marketing, management, finance, and economics.

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in accounting?

Upon completion of your degree in accounting, online or in-person, you will have covered a breadth of accounting principles, including how to prepare accounting information, prepare financial statements, interpret tax law, apply various auditing techniques, and more. This program could also help you build or hone skills for accounting, auditing, financial examining, tax examining, and more.

Whether you are seeking to enter the accounting field or want to advance in your current accounting position, our experienced faculty and staff are here to help guide you to the right path to pursue your goals.

The Bachelor 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:


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:


Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.


Complete the combined bachelor’s degree in accounting online or in-person and master’s in accounting in just 5 years

It is possible to pursue both your Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree and your Master of Science in Accounting online simultaneously. Final acceptance in the Master of Science in Accounting is determined after the student’s third year, conditional upon the student:

  1. Successfully earning 108 undergraduate credit hours prior to fourth-year start
  2. Completing undergraduate accounting degree during year 4
  3. Holding a 3.00 cumulative GPA
  4. Being an undergraduate accounting major

Note: Traditional letters of recommendation and the essay requirement for the MS in Accounting are waived for students who meet these requirements.


Take Your Accounting Skills to the Next Level

At Post University, whether you earn your bachelor’s degree in accounting online or in-person, we are here to assist you with your goals with one-on-one support every step of the way, from enrollment to graduation day and beyond. To that end, we offer multiple ways to help you pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Take courses in a traditional, 16-week format at our Connecticut campus (evening and weekend classes available) or in an accelerated, eight-week online environment—or a combination of both.

Build your professional accounting skills at Post University. Contact us to enroll in our on-campus or our online BS in Accounting degree program today.

This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


Benefits of Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Online

From the admissions process to the day you graduate, we are with you every step of the way.

  • Online accounting students receive support from their personal Post team focused on their academic success
  • Learn from industry professionals in interactive courses
  • No class times or set login times for online education
  • Online accounting courses emphasize practical application of accounting, tax, and auditing principles


Is an accounting degree hard?

Like any other degree path, a degree in accounting contains concepts and skills that may be complex, but in your degree program you will be provided with support every step of the way. The program could help you increase your practical understanding with business and major core classes that focus on communication and fundamental concepts in finance, economics, management, marketing, and more. Furthermore, since Post offers a bachelor’s degree in accounting online, you could study in a way that is more convenient for you.

How many years does it take to be an accountant?

The years it takes to become an accountant will vary based on education and experience. Educationally, the Bachelor of Science in Accounting typically takes four years to complete at a total of 120 credit hours. You could pursue this degree in the typical 16-week format or in an 8-week accelerated online environment or a combination of the two.

To learn more about degree requirements view the course catalog.

What kind of jobs can you get with an accounting degree?

There may be any number of career options for those with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. You can explore many of them at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*NET Online, or through accounting organizations such as the American Accounting Association or the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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