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Accounting

Bachelor of Science

Quick Facts

Total Credit Hours: 121-122
Time to Completion: 12-24 months*
Tuition: $398 per credit hour**

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Online Accounting Degree

Bachelor of Science

Businesses, governments, and organizations run on the flow of money, making accounting an essential function. Accountants are held in high regard for their integrity and knowledge and need excellent problem-solving skills to be successful. They analyze, compare and interpret data to help individuals, organizations and businesses reach their goals. Becoming an accountant is an in-demand career, and there are many online accounting programs to choose from. Learn why a Husson online degree may be your path to success!

Prepare for a career as an Accountant

  • Flexible online accounting courses with 24/7 access
  • 7-week courses
  • Accredited by IACBE
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Accelerated BS-to-MBA option
  • Online accounting program boasts a 95% employment rate
  • Prepare to pass your CPA exam

Screen-Shot-2021-06-08-at-2.54.09-PM.pngHusson University’s fully online Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is taught by professors who are licensed Certified Public Accountants. They have experience in accounting firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG Global, as well as in the IRS, small firms and higher education. Their connections in their field can keep you up to date on the latest in the business and accounting industries. Accountants also need good communication and organizational skills, as well as flexibility which is why our online accounting program’s semester-long paid internship prepares you for success with the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. 

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*Based on a student transferring in between 60-90 credits **Rate effective May 1, 2022. All rates subject to change. Please see Cost and Aid for more information.

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Career Outlook

Job Growth. By 2029, an additional 62,000 accountants will be in demand, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).


Median Salary. The national median salary for accountants in 2020 was $73,560, per the BLS.


Diverse Opportunities. With our online accounting degree, you’ll have the flexibility to put your skills to work in a number of settings to include forensic accounting, government healthcare settings, multi-national public accounting firms, nonprofit organizations and private industry.

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Can You Earn an Accounting Degree Online?

Online business programs have been leaders in online education. Husson’s B.S. in Accounting is available 100% online.

Husson’s B.S. in Accounting is accredited by the IACBE, one of the major accrediting bodies of business programs. They regularly review our business programs for their quality and standards. Husson’s Online MBA has the same curriculum and standards as its face-to-face program and many of the same faculty teach in both programs. The courses have been designed by these same well-regarded faculty.

How Long Does It Take To Get an Accounting Degree Online?

Husson’s online B.S. in Accounting is flexible and works with your schedule. You can earn your degree in as little as two years depending upon how many transfer credits you have. Some students elect to take more time to complete their degree at a pace that fits their schedule.

Husson offers its classes in convenient seven-week terms, so students can flexibly pace their classes to work around their own schedule.

How Much Does an Online Accounting Degree Cost?

Husson’s online B.S. in Accounting is the competitively priced, with an estimated net cost of $49,104. Husson charges the same tuition, $398 per credit, for all students regardless of where they live.

When considering a program, it is important to look beyond tuition and find the net cost: the cost of your tuition and associated fees minus any grants, scholarships, discounts and education tax benefits you receive. Some programs may have low tuitions but charge a variety of program fees in addition to tuition. Also consider the number of credits you will need to take in order to earn your degree.

How Do Online Accounting Programs Work?

Husson offers its classes in convenient seven-week terms, so students can flexibly pace their classes to work around their own schedule. We deliver our classes in a learning management system, Canvas. Our classes are designed to be asynchronous; we never ask all students to be in class at a particular time or be logged in together. You access the class when it fits your schedule.

Each class is carefully designed to let students know what they are supposed to be doing and why they are being asked to do it! Assignments are carefully created to be applied real world projects and instruction is clear and concise so that you get right to the point. You can apply your learning right away in your professional life.

Along the way you will work with a student success advisor who will be available for you to assist you in navigating the curriculum and planning classes. They will check in with you regularly to assist you in your success.

Is Husson’s Online Accounting Degree Accredited?

Husson’s B.S. in Accounting is accredited by the IACBE, one of the major accrediting bodies of business programs. They regularly review our business programs for their quality and standards. Husson’s Online MBA has the same curriculum and standards as its face-to-face program and many of the same faculty teach in both programs. The courses have been designed by these same well-regarded faculty.

Is an Online Accounting Degree Worth It?

Accountants are highly demanded professionals in all sectors of the economy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects accountant positions to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030.

About 135,000 openings for accountants and auditors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

The median salary for an accounting professional is roughly $74,000 per year.

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Transfer Credit

Earn up to 90 credits towards your degree

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Courses you will take: 

As you pursue your bachelor of science in accounting online, earning 121 to 122 credits, you'll delve into coursework in key areas like federal taxation, forensic and investigative accounting, business law, and auditing.  Electives are built into the curriculum, allowing you to focus your education on your specific career goals. You can also continue your education with a fifth year and earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA).

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GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (47-48 HOURS)

BA 211 Microeconomics: 3
BA 212 Macroeconomics: 3
BA 302 Business Ethics: 3
BA490 International Business: 3
EH 105 College Writing: 3
HE 111 Husson Experience: 1
MS 132 Probability and Statistics: 3
PY 111 General Psychology: 3
Fine Arts Elective: 3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective: 3
Historical Elective: 3
Humanities Elective (CM 100 Recommended): 3
Lab Science Elective (must also qualify as a sustainability elective - SC101 Recommended): 3-4
Literature Elective: 3
Math Elective: 4
Philosophical Elective: 3

AC 121 Principles of Accounting I: 3
AC 122 Principles of Accounting II: 3
AC 201 Intermediate Accounting I: 3
AC 202 Intermediate Accounting II: 3
AC 251 Accounting Internship: 3
AC 301 Advanced Accounting I: 3
AC 302 Advanced Accounting II: 3
AC 352 Forensic and Investigative Accounting: 3
AC 331 Cost Accounting: 3
AC 371 Accounting Info Systems: 3
AC 441 Federal Taxation I: 3
AC 442 Federal Taxation II: 3
AC 461 Auditing Concepts and Methods: 3
AC 471 Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations: 3

BA 202 Business Law II: 3
BA 245 Marketing Fundamentals: 3
BA 300 Business Presentations: 3
BA 310 Organization and Management: 3
BA 362 Financial Management I: 3
IT 111 Introduction to Microsoft Office: 3
IT 214 Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications: 3

Depending upon transfer credits and courses taken, students may need additional open electives to complete 122-123 hours required for the B.S. degree.

Instead of taking open electives as listed above, take:

AC 483 CPA Review - REG or open elective: 3
AC 484 CPA Review – FAR or open elective: 3
BA 600 Research Methods: 3
BA 601 Managerial Economics: 3
BA 605 Managerial Communications: 3
BA 625 Global Strategic Management: 3
BA 643 Strategic Change Management: 3
BA 620 Financial Management or BA 644 Legal Environment of Business: 3
Graduate Business Electives (4): 12

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