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Online BS/BAS in Accounting

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Earn MU’s ACBSP Accredited Accounting Degree

100% Online

SACSCOC- Accredited

Optional HCA Concentration

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  • Duration 3.5 years
  • Cost per Credit $435
  • Credit Hours 124

Program Benefits

  • BS or BAS option
  • No application fee
  • Transfer up to 93 credit hours
  • Eight-week terms

Master the Language of Business

Companies are desperate for highly skilled professionals who can speak the language of accounting and finance. Methodist University’s fully accredited and 100% online BS or BAS in Accounting degree provides tools to advance to the highest level of upper management.

Make significant contributions to any company or organization with a deep understanding of accounting principles. Diversify your learning with multiple electives or focus on the business of health care with the optional Health Care Administration concentration. Master skills to prepare and analyze accounting and financial information generated by individuals and entities for internal and external reporting purposes. Participate in real-world projects to gain hands-on experience and hours required to sit for the CPA or CMA exam.

Career Outlook: Ensure Business Growth

Accountants are capable of working in a variety of contexts, including private business, government, the non-profit sector, and more. With an online bachelor’s degree in accounting, you’ll gain the necessary credential to move your career forward and join an expanding field. Accountants earn a median salary of $71,550, and positions are expected to grow by 4% through 2029.1

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Curriculum: Integrate Accounting Concepts and Practices

MU’s online accounting degree prepares you to respond to real-world business challenges. The curriculum is designed to equip you with the tools to analyze financial information to help businesses make informed decisions. Topics include statistics for business and economics, auditing, cost accounting, and more. Both the BAS and BS in Accounting include professional core courses and upper-level accounting courses.

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Program Outcomes

In the program, you will learn to:

  • Incorporate accounting concepts, ethics, and practices to inform forward-thinking decision making.
  • Gather, analyze, and present financial information to offer precise reporting.
  • Communicate financial reporting to non-technical audiences.
  • Make ethical decisions in business and commercial spaces.
  • Apply a client-based framework to ensure all financial reports remain compliant.


Enhance your degree by adding one of three available 100% online minors — Accounting, Business Administration, and Marketing. Our minors are structured to help you advance in the career path you want most and impress potential employers with your dedication to learning.

To learn more about our minors and how you can add one to your degree, visit our minors webpage. You can also request more information about a minor or contact an enrollment counselor directly at 910.212.4956.

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Focus on Health Care with an Optional Concentration

The online BS/BAS in Accounting offers an optional concentration in health care administration for students looking to enter the business side of health care and medicine.

BS/BAS in Accounting: Health Care Administration

Develop the financial and analytical skills to help organizations save money and grow their business.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the accounting degree online from Methodist University, you’ll need the following:

  • Completed application
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Official transcripts (if applicable) and high school transcript or GED transcript

Additionally, applicants wishing to enter the BAS in Accounting must have completed an AAS prior to admittance.

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Tuition Details

The online Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Applied Science in Accounting cost $435 per credit hour and have 62-124 total credit hours. Learn more about the affordability of your education at Methodist University. If you or a family member are a veteran or active-duty service member, visit our Military Support page.

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Why Study Online?

Enjoy an online learning environment that offers the same quality as in-person courses, including dedicated faculty members and an overall caring, friendly atmosphere for achieving your professional and personal goals.

You’ll also have access to all of MU’s academic support services. That means you’ll get personalized assistance you need, such as access to the tutoring and writing centers. Experience a distinctive education in a flexible environment that fits your schedule.

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Financial Aid

You can earn a high-quality education from a private institution without worrying about the cost. As a Yellow Ribbon school and a university where 97% of students qualify for financial aid, Methodist is committed to affordability.

Learn more about federal student loans and grants, military benefits, and scholarship opportunities. We’re proud to make your goals as affordable as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have other questions not answered here? Request more information or call 910.212.4956.

You can complete the BS in Accounting program in as few as 3.5 years, while the BAS typically takes 2 years to complete.

The online accounting degree is available in both part-time and full-time options. Call 910-212-4956 to speak with a knowledgeable counselor dedicated to personalizing your enrollment experience.

The total tuition for the BS in Accounting program is $53,940, while the BAS costs an estimated total of $26,970. The cost per credit hour is $435. This estimate does not include fees or other costs you may incur. More than 97% of students receive significant financial aid off the “sticker price” of $53,940. A variety of scholarships are available for Methodist University’s online programs.

For more information about tuition, additional costs, and financial aid options, please visit our tuition page.

*This is an estimate of the total tuition based on the current school year and is subject to change.

Yes. All of Methodist University’s online programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Additionally, Methodist University’s Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the BS/BAS in Accounting.

To gain admission into the program, you must provide the following:

The online BAS degree requires that students have completed an AAS prior to entry.

Learn more about the admission process on our admissions page.

There are a total of 124 credit hours in the BS in Accounting, with 60 of those being major-specific. The BAS requires 62 major-specific credit hours.

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm (visited December 2, 2020).