Accounting Degree Programs
Turn Your Love of Numbers into a Career
Whether you’re looking to complete an accounting bachelor’s degree online, earn a graduate accounting certificate, build your knowledge with a master’s degree in accounting or prepare for the CPA exam, we offer a range of accounting degree programs to work with your learning objectives and busy lifestyle. Through DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management’s hybrid and online accounting degree programs, you’ll learn the skills and knowledge needed to help pursue your career goals.
Specifically looking to prepare for the CPA exam while earning your master’s degree? Our graduate Accounting degree programs include Becker Professional Education CPA Exam prep, a leader in CPA exam prep, so you can earn additional hours toward your CPA exam while studying today’s most relevant accounting principles and practices.
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Accounting degree programs at DeVry use real-world business examples to teach today’s essential accounting concepts. Auditing, accounting research, business law and accounting information systems are among the key curriculum presented by our knowledgeable professors.
Earn Your Accounting Degree from an Accredited School
In addition to our institutional accreditation, some of our programs have achieved additional programmatic accreditation and recognition.
DeVry’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Technical Management programs – each with a specialization in accounting – and Bachelor of Science in Accounting program have achieved voluntary accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org).
The ACBSP has also granted specialized accounting accreditation to the following established Keller degree programs: Master of Science in Accounting; Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting; Master of Accounting & Financial Management.
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FAQs: Accounting Degree Programs
Can you earn an accounting degree online?
Yes! Schools such as DeVry University and DeVry’s Keller Graduate School of Management offer online options to earn a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or graduate certificate in accounting. DeVry’s graduate level online accounting programs are designed to help you prepare for the CPA exam and explore the skills and knowledge needed to pursue your goals.
What can I do with an accounting degree?
Graduates of DeVry’s accounting degree programs are prepared to explore careers in accounting across a variety of industries. Potential roles include accountant, budget analyst, financial analyst, or controller. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that as the economy grows, more professionals should be needed to prepare and examine financial records.1
How long does it take to complete an online accounting degree?
The time required to complete online accounting programs depends on the degree level. For example, at DeVry, our Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting can be completed in as little as two years and eight months2, our Master’s Degree in Accounting can be completed in one year and eight months, and our Graduate Certificate in Accounting can be completed in just one year. All of DeVry’s programs can be completed even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.
What are the qualifications to sit for the CPA exam?
Most state boards of accountancy require 150 credit hours of post-secondary education in order to sit for the CPA exam. Since the qualifications to sit for the CPA exam are established by each state, students interested in sitting for the CPA exam should check with their state licensing board for specific requirements.
What accounting courses are offered at DeVry?
DeVry has accounting courses ranging from Essentials of Accounting to more advanced courses like Accounting Fraud Criminology and Ethics. For a list of courses available in our undergraduate and graduate accounting programs, visit our accounting courses page.
Can I enroll in a graduate-level CPA exam preparation program if I do not have a bachelor's degree in accounting or business?
DeVry’s Master’s Degree in Accounting program does require a bachelor’s degree. It is specifically designed for individuals who have earned a degree or concentration in accounting at the undergraduate level, and who wish to obtain the additional credits required to meet CPA licensure requirements in their states. Please check with your state’s board of accountancy regarding its specific requirements for sitting for the CPA exam.
Do I have to take all of the listed classes in the Master's in Accounting and Financial Management with specialization in CPA Exam Preparation?
No, while there are several specific requirements in the program, you can fulfill nine credit hours of electives in the accounting discipline that may best suit your needs. However, it is recommended that you seek advisement to ensure that you select courses that will best fulfill your state’s requirements for sitting for the CPA Exam.
If I earn a Master's in Accounting and Financial Management with a specialization in CPA Exam Preparation, will I automatically get my CPA?
No. In addition to completing the degree, you will need to pass all four parts of the CPA exam, and meet the other requirements that are established in your state. Furthermore, you will need to complete the additional experience and credit-hour requirements as established by your state of residence. Each state’s requirements vary, so please check with your state licensing board for specific requirements.
If I complete the Graduate Certificate in CPA Exam Preparation, can I get my CPA?
While receiving your CPA Exam Prep Certificate will not automatically grant the CPA license, you may be able to sit for the CPA exam. In addition to successfully completing the CPA exam, you will need to satisfy the experience and credit-hour requirements that have been established by your state to become a licensed CPA. Each state’s requirements vary, so please check with your state licensing board for specific requirements.
Will the CPA preparation classes be accepted by the state board of accountancy?
Some states will accept the CPA preparation courses as part of their credit-hour requirements, while other states will not. Please check with your state licensing board for specific requirements.
At DeVry University and our Keller Graduate School of Management, you will prepare for today’s accounting field with our tech-empowered learning. Our classes use spreadsheet software and computerized accounting systems to help you meet your goals.
Everything you need you can find on our online student hub, DeVryYOU. It has e-books, our e-library and more. There’s even a mobile app so you can manage student life on the go. With tech-empowered learning, you will learn practical accounting skills by using some of the latest tools in the field.
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2Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment. Additional program information may be found on our Degree Programs page.