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Online BS/BAS in Accounting

Learn the Language of Business Finance

Develop the skills necessary to help businesses take control of their future through the 100% online bachelor’s degree in accounting from Methodist University. Gain a deeper understanding of financial analysis and reporting, and advance your career to the highest levels of upper management.

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  • Duration 3.5 years
  • Cost per Credit $400
  • Credit Hours 62-124

Program Benefits

  • ACBSP-accredited
  • CPA exam prep
  • 100% online
  • Transfer up to 93 semester hours
  • Two program options

Develop Advanced Financial Solutions

Accounting is foundationally important to ensure the success of a business. Through Methodist University’s accounting degree online, you will develop the business acumen to prepare and interpret financial information. As a result, you will gain the skills to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in North Carolina and several other states after graduation.

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the 100% online bachelor’s degree in accounting is designed to prepare you to apply accounting principles, practices, and ethics to improve financial decision-making in organizations and individual clients.

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

Careers and Salaries

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:

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

Focus on the business side of health care with our 100 percent online health care administration concentration.

Admissions Requirements

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

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 $400 per semester hour and have 62-124 total semester 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 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 $49,600, while the BAS costs an estimated total of $24,800. The cost per semester hour is $400. 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 $49,600. 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.

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 semester hours in the BS in Accounting, with 60 of those being major-specific. The BAS requires 62 major-specific semester hours.

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors, at (visited December 2, 2020).