Online Associate in Arts in Accounting
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Build a solid foundation in accounting
Accounting is the financial engine that keeps a business moving. From invoicing and accepting payments to paying vendors and employee payroll, accounting keeps businesses in the black and makes sure everyone gets paid. The Strayer accounting associate degree can help you break into the field or progress in your career.
Fall Classes Start on October 4
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
Earn your degree online with Strayer
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Make sense of financials
More than simply numbers, accounting is a combination of analytical skills, cash flow management and strategic thinking. An online associate degree in accounting can give you the skills you need to start your job search or help you get ahead in your current career.
Build your skills
- Learn principal accounting concepts, theories and assumptions needed to effectively analyze financial data and make sound decisions.
- Elevate your knowledge of accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger accounting and apply it to a corporate environment.
- Learn to prepare financial statements and record transactions throughout the accounting cycle.
- Learn to add value through understanding inventory and account management.
Apply credits to bachelor’s degree
Make your credits count: Transfer up to 20 classes from your associate degree directly into a Strayer bachelor’s degree program.
The high-quality higher education you deserve
Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Transfer up to 14 classes toward your associate's degree.
Earn one tuition-free class at the end of your program for every three you complete with Graduation Fund. Eligibility rules and restrictions apply. Connect with us for details.
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Learn from established business professionals
You’ll work with instructors who have real-world knowledge of the world of accounting. Gain a broad understanding of the science of accounting and dive deep into what it takes to succeed in today’s business landscape. View all courses.
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Provides an understanding of accounting concepts, assumptions, and principles. Covers analysis and recording of business transactions, the adjusting process, and the procedures to complete the accounting cycle. Progresses to illustrating merchandising operations and merchandise inventory accounting, covers internal control and cash, and explains accounting procedures for receivables.
Provides an understanding of accounting concepts, assumptions, and principles. Progresses to evaluation of accounting data for plant assets, current liabilities, deferrals and accruals, intangibles, payables, and payroll. Introduces accounting for corporations as related to stocks, bonds, and corporate earnings. Introduces partnership accounting and the statement of cash flows.
This course provides an in-depth study of accounting theory and a review of the accounting cycle. It concentrates on the conceptual framework underlying financial accounting, the preparation of financial statements, the time value of money, and the valuation of cash, temporary investments, and receivables. The course refers to pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.
Associate admission requirements
Before you can pursue your associate degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
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Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
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Experience the Strayer difference
Your admissions officer and student services coach will mentor, motivate and support you from enrollment to the day you graduate.
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Experience online and live discussions, receive mentoring, expand your professional networks and create life-long friendships.