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Did You Know You Can Complete Your Accounting Degree Online?

May 21, 2024

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Earning an Accounting Degree Online Is Easy With SMUMN

For adult online learners, finding an accelerated program to complete an accounting degree is essential. These online programs make it possible for students to earn their accounting degrees in less time than it would take in a traditional four-year program, which is especially important for adult learners balancing many responsibilities. At Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, our online B.S. in Accounting degree completion program is designed with adult learners in mind. Fully online, this program can be completed in one year. Learn more about this program from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Why Choose the B.S. in Accounting Degree Completion Program?

Many adult online learners are attracted to the one-year completion time of the B.S. in Accounting, but that’s not the only reason to consider our program. Students who enroll in the program will save time and tuition, as graduate courses may count toward a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Up to half of a graduate degree can be completed as part of this program, and graduate courses come at the tuition costs of undergraduate courses.

For students transferring bachelor’s completion credits, our transfer policy allows them to transfer up to 90 credits toward the B.S. in Accounting degree completion program. This includes credits earned at technical colleges. In addition to prior credits earned, work experience and military service may also count toward your degree. What’s more, your past credits never expire and are always eligible to count toward your degree.

Another reason so many students appreciate our B.S. in Accounting program is the student-centered approach to education. The faculty includes industry professionals with real-world experience across a range of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits. This provides an array of insights into the field. Students also gain access to numerous support services, including career services, which provide the resources and skills necessary to achieve career goals.

The degree completion program also prepares students to sit for two of the most respected accounting certifications — the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams — which can further boost their career prospects.

What Will You Learn in the Accounting Degree Program?

Students who complete our accelerated bachelor’s degree program gain the accounting knowledge necessary to pursue various career goals. As business adapts constantly in a digital world, this program features up-to-date information relevant to the challenges organizations face with accounting today. With a mix of foundation, accounting, business and management, and communication courses, this program teaches students to:

  • Assess and interpret financial and related non-financial information for businesses
  • Practice auditing techniques for everyday operations
  • Utilize accounting technology for analyzing data and sharing results
  • Collaborate with diverse groups of people
  • Understand industry regulations and laws, as well as the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Develop ethics of practice and display character-driven leadership

Students can learn more about the specific courses required for this program and the expected outcomes in the course catalog.

Why Consider a Career in Accounting?

If you’ve been thinking about completing your accounting degree, now is the time to achieve this goal. Career prospects for accountants are expected to remain steady in the coming years, with increased globalization and a complicated tax and regulatory environment pushing demand for these professionals.

Those with a bachelor’s degree in accounting may also earn an above-average salary. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $78,000 as of May 2022. Compare this with the $46,310 average annual salary for all other occupations.

Another reason people pursue accounting degrees is flexibility in determining a career path. Accounting skills are required in virtually every industry. In addition to becoming accountants, those who complete an online bachelor’s degree may become auditors, financial analysts, financial examiners, or choose from similar roles. With additional experience and more education, they may also pursue management roles.

What Makes Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Different?

What sets Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota apart is its commitment to the Catholic Lasallian principles of education. A Lasallian education is student-centric and committed to the advancement of knowledge. It appreciates arts and culture and emphasizes compassionate treatment of others in all dealings. Our mission at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is to be a leader in Lasallian Catholic education, where students learn to be ethical leaders committed to service.

Pursue an Accounting Degree Online With Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

The accelerated B.S. in Accounting degree completion program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota makes it possible for busy adult learners to earn their degrees. With six start times throughout the year, students can enroll right away. Request information to learn more about the accounting degree and other online programs, or apply for admission today.