Associate of Science in Accounting
Rasmussen College

Program Details

Learn career-focused accounting skills in as few as 18 months thanks to Rasmussen's online Associate’s degree in Accounting.1 Rasmussen College has been a pioneer in business and accounting education for more than 100 years and employs Accounting faculty with years of experience at cutting-edge companies. Through their flexible and competitively priced online Accounting degree programs, you’ll learn more than technical business skills: gain experience with computer applications like Excel®, learn to manage accounts receivable and accounts payable, and prepare tax returns and financial statements. You will also assemble a complete job-seeking portfolio with demonstrations of accounting training and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the yearly projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for billing and posting clerks is 14%.2 An Associate’s degree in Accounting from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.

This Associate’s degree in Accounting is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework with self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know. You’ll also be supported by Rasmussen's dedicated teams of career services, library resources, trained mentors, experienced tutors, 24/7 tech support and personal student advisors.

Rasmussen's laddering approach to education allows you to help bolster your resume by earning your Accounting Certificate in the process of earning your Accounting Associate’s degree. Then, once you’re ready, you can smoothly transfer your credits to help you complete your Accounting Bachelor’s degree and work toward preparing for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam.

1 Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 21, 2019] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

Requirements

  • High school diploma or the equivalent

School Accreditation Statement

Rasmussen College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. hlcommission.org | 800-621-7440.

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of: Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, or N. Mariana Islands.