Accounting Degrees

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If you would like to work in finance, consider the value of a degree in accounting. An accounting degree will give you the training you will need to work in the financial department of a business, or if you prefer, the flexibility to work from home. And a general accounting degree does not have to be the end of the road—there are many online courses and graduate programs that will lead to a specialization in accounting.

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A Career in Accounting

Every business will need educated professionals to ensure their financial success, and accounting degrees provide the certification and training needed to work with business finances. Typically, you will begin with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, where you will learn the basic theories and principles of accounting, bookkeeping and auditing, plus the important social skills you will need to communicate successfully. You may also choose a specialty to focus on, such as financial planning or management accounting.

A bachelor's degree will be required to take the CPA and CMA examinations that will bring you further certification; you may even wish to pursue an accounting degree at the graduate level. If you decide to apply your accounting degree to a different aspect of business, rest assured that it will provide an excellent foundation for higher level, more general business administration degrees.

Online Accounting Degree

If you are unwilling to sacrifice your commitments to family and work, decide to return to school after a lay-off or need to upgrade your business skills to move up in an industry, an online accounting degree can provide applicable training. In fact, the appeal for this type of training has become so great that you will be able to find degrees and courses offered in every area of accounting, at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels. From a course in internal audit and taxation to a distance learning MBA, you can find training to suit your specific situation.

When it comes to choosing a school, make an educated choice. If you decide to pursue an accounting degree online, check with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business to make sure that your preferred online accounting school is an accredited institution.