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Bachelor’s in Accounting, BA/BS

Bachelor’s in Accounting, BA/BS 

Impact Financial Outlook with an Online Accounting Degree  

Lindenwood ranks 45th nationally in Best Online Bachelor’s in Accounting Degrees according to Best Accredited Colleges. 

Develop the essential business skills it takes to succeed in a variety of accounting positions with the Bachelor of Arts or Sciences in Business Administration in Accounting from Lindenwood University.  

The online bachelor’s degree in accounting programs from Lindenwood University are designed to prepare you for diverse positions in the accounting field, from financial accounting to management accounting. Earning your bachelor’s degree in accounting online at Lindenwood not only helps you gain key expertise in accounting, you’ll also learn the fundamentals of running a modern business, including management, law, HRM, marketing, international business, and operations management. Through the bachelor’s in online accounting degree program, you will gain valuable skills that can be applied to nearly any industry, including corporate and non-profit organizations.   

Program at a Glance

2-4 years

Duration

120

Credit Hours

$495

Cost per Credit

100%

Online

Course Spotlight

From budgeting to preparing financial statements, your bachelor’s degree in accounting online program coursework can help you build your foundational knowledge and skills in accounting, enhanced through focuses such as marketing, operations management, and international business. Enrich core studies through topical exploration in the following areas:   

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting I-III
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting

Essential Skills & Insights

Coursework in this bachelor’s degree in accounting online program covers the following: 

  • Strategic Decision-Making – learn to think strategically in your approach too accounting and finance practices and processes. 
  • Analytical Problem-Solving – prepare to tackle challenges in personal and organizational accounting and finance through an analytical lens, i.e. rooting financial plan management in a robust understanding of financial trends.  
  • Data Analytics for Accounting – develop expertise in applying data science tools and techniques to accounting practices.  
  • Financial Statement Preparation – accurately document financial data for organizations and individuals.   

Career Outlook

Graduates of our bachelor’s degree in accounting online program can take on accounting and auditing roles within a number of industries, and pursue a public or private accounting career path. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), accountants and auditors can earn a median annual salary of $77,250.    

Admissions Requirements

For admission to your online bachelor’s in accounting program, you will need to complete your online application and submit the following documents: 

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
    All colleges and universities previously attended. If you have fewer than 24 college credits, you will need to submit your official high school transcript.

If cumulative college GPA is below a 2.0, the following will also be required:

  • Résumé
  • Letter of intent/personal statement
    (1–2 page document indicating your interest in the program and Lindenwood)

Tuition Details

The cost per credit hour for this online accounting degree program is $495. Besides being ranked ranked No. 17 on Niche.com’s list of Best Value Colleges in Missouri, we build in unique benefits such as our 20 percent discount per credit hour for returning alumni pursuing their master’s degree. 

Transfer Credits

Lindenwood offers a generous transfer policy of up to 90 credits toward your bachelor’s degree in accounting online completion to further offset tuition costs. This means you can complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours at Lindenwood—saving you time and money on your education!  

Plus, you can personalize your transfer experience through Lindenwood’s Transfer Guides. These guides are part of our articulation partnerships with area community college to help you get the most value from your transfer credit.

Alumni & Internship Companies

Our graduates have the opportunity to join a number of top-performing industries, at world-renowned companies such as the following: 

  • Deloitte
  • Edward Jones
  • Ernst & Young
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Mueller Prost
  • Rubin Brown
  • Many More!

Interested in discovering related programs? Explore the following programs to find the best fit for your future: 

If you aren’t sure which program is right for you, filling out the form on this page and speaking to a Lindenwood representative is the best way to determine your path forward!  

Frequently Asked Questions

An accounting degree can be a BA or BS program depending on whether or not you want to focus on the specific principles or applications in accounting. A BS would focus more on accounting field essentials, while a BA in accounting encompasses a broader focus on areas within business.

You need advanced education and formal certification to practice as an accountant. A good start is by earning your bachelor’s degree in accounting online from Lindenwood University.

You can earn your bachelor’s degree in accounting online at Lindenwood University in as little as two to four years.

Yes, you can earn your accounting degree online. Lindenwood offers a bachelor’s degree in accounting online.

There are many career options for those with accounting backgrounds. Whether you want to pursue accounting or finance or a related industry, you can pursue roles such as accountant, auditor, financial analyst and much more.

Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?

Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community.

Quality

Quality

We evolve our online degree programs to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.

Affordability

Affordability

We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.

Career-Focused

Career-Focused

Our programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.

Support

Support

We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.

We are committed to helping you succeed.

Throughout each step of your online degree program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success.

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