Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree

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Understand the numbers
that drive the business.

In business, success is measured in numbers — revenue, expenses, profit, and loss. That’s why accounting professionals who master this discipline are in high demand.

Now, start your accounting career off strong with an online Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Maryville University. With a comprehensive curriculum and convenient online format, this popular business degree program provides the skills, experience, and expertise you need to foster financial success in any industry.

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3 early-access courses can be applied toward the master’s in accounting

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What can you do with an online accounting degree?

Maryville’s online bachelor’s degree in accounting can be the credential you need to launch your career in the exciting world of business and finance. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects about 7% growth within the accounting and auditing industry from 2020 through 2030, with growth driven by globalization, a burgeoning economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment.

Should you wish to take your education further and pursue a graduate degree, our online bachelor’s in accounting paves the way for you to enroll in a variety of Maryville master’s programs, including our Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Management and Leadership, and Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership.

When you earn your online BS in Accounting at Maryville University, the possibilities are practically endless.

Accounting career opportunities

Business  is always changing, but one constant is the need for expert accounting professionals. Completing your online bachelor’s in accounting at Maryville can qualify you for roles such as:

In settings such as:

  • Business analysis
  • Government
  • Publicly traded companies
  • Tax law
  • Tax preparation

What is the typical online accounting degree salary?

With your online bachelor’s in accounting, you can build a foundation to pursue careers with median salaries such as:


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  • Median Salary: $73,560*
  • Number of Jobs: 1,392,200*
  • Ranking: #13 in Best Business Jobs**

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  • Median Salary: $78,970*
  • Number of Jobs: 52,500*
  • Projected Growth: 5% from 2020 to 2030*

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  • Median Salary: $89,330*
  • Number of Jobs: 275,200*
  • Ranking: #4 in Best Business Jobs**

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  • Median Salary: $83,660*
  • Number of Jobs: 492,100*
  • Ranking: #18 in Best Business Jobs**

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  • Median Salary: $134,180*
  • Number of Jobs: 681,700*
  • Ranking: #3 in Best Business Jobs**

*Salary, growth, and job numbers info based on data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
**Rankings from U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Business Jobs,” updated for 2021

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Benefits of choosing a bachelor’s degree in accounting

An online bachelor’s degree in accounting is a great way to start your career in accounting, and it can be a valuable stepping stone for students who want to go far. If you’re interested in becoming an expert in the accounting field, pursuing an advanced degree beyond the bachelor’s level can grow your knowledge and increase your career potential significantly.

Accounting professionals who excel may become supervisors, managers, or partners; open their own private firms; or advance to executive positions in management accounting or internal auditing in private firms.

According to, the median salary for bachelor’s in accounting degree holders as of September 2021 was $65,000.

Accounting master’s degrees help working professionals prepare for additional accounting certifications, such as certified public bookkeeper, certified management accountant (CMA), and certified internal auditor.

According to, the median salary for master’s in accounting degree holders as of September 2021 was $71,000.

What does that mean for you?

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Earning your master’s in accounting can help you grow your earning potential.

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Accounting graduate degree holders have less competition and an advantage in the job market.

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Continuing on to a master’s in accounting can open up even more professional pathways.

Why choose Maryville for your online bachelor’s degree in accounting?

Maryville University’s longstanding tradition of academic excellence is woven into every aspect of the school, including our online programs. Our online bachelor’s degree in accounting helps you develop a strategic blend of business and accounting skills to prepare for the field’s present and future. Maryville’s online BS in Accounting is ideal for ethical, analytical, and ambitious students regardless of prior experience. Whether you’re ready to launch a career in accounting or advance your skills to the next level, we’re ready for you.

Insights from our faculty

We asked Brett Rousseau, assistant professor of accounting, for his thoughts on the bachelor’s in accounting program. Here are his responses:

The CPA profession is changing for the evolving business environment, and our Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is adapting with it. Data analytics is a growing area of concentration, in addition to wealth management. Accountants are not just focused on tax returns and audits anymore. They have expanded into consulting and finance, and our curriculum has followed suit.

Online bachelor’s degree in accounting curriculum

The online Bachelor of Science in Accounting equips you for success in this ever-changing profession. The flexible and industry-relevant coursework in our bachelor’s in accounting online program can help you sharpen your business knowledge while honing your accounting and financial skills.

Choose to specialize.

Once you’ve completed your core business courses, it’s time to move into the professional accounting phase of the online Bachelor of Science in Accounting curriculum. You’ll study financial reporting, forensic accounting, ethics, auditing, income taxes, accounting information systems, and advanced managerial accounting. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to tailor your coursework with 12 credits of elective courses and Early Access courses to get you started toward a graduate degree.

Build a strong core of business skills.

The core business courses in our online Bachelor of Science in Accounting program cover a full gamut of business capabilities. You’ll study financial and managerial accounting, micro- and macroeconomics, business statistics, operations management, marketing, business communication, law, and more.

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Frequently asked questions

Maryville bachelor’s in accounting graduates may pursue a wide variety of roles, ranging from budget analyst and corporate controller to financial analyst and financial advisor.

Find out more about career opportunities for online accounting degree graduates.

Apply to the online bachelor’s degree in accounting program at Maryville University.