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Accounting Courses

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Today’s modern workplace relies on accountants to move business forward in nearly every industry. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to advance your skills, DeVry University has the accounting courses you need. We offer basic accounting classes that cover topics like financial accounting, as well as courses that cover more advanced topics like auditing, consolidations, taxation and accounting information systems. We coach you every step of the way through our in-person or online accounting courses to help you work towards earning your degree. You’ll learn through robust tools, modern case studies and practical examples with our online accounting classes.

Some of these courses can even help you prepare to pursue higher-level industry certifications. Our CPA Preparation Certificate program has Becker CPA exam prep built right into the material1.

Classes Start Monday, October 23, 2023

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FAQs: Accounting Courses

There are several different pathways to becoming an accountant, each of which will require you to take different accounting courses and classes during your education. Here at DeVry, you may take courses like Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Federal Income Taxation and Professional Ethics for Accountants on your way towards a bachelor's degree in accounting. Accounting may also be pursued as a specialization within our Bachelor’s Degree in Business.

If you choose to pursue a higher level degree, such as our Master's Degree in Accounting or our Master’s Degree in Accounting and Financial Management, you may take more advanced or industry-tailored courses, such as Governmental and Not-for-profit Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Management of Financial institutions, or Accounting Fraud Criminology and Ethics.

At DeVry, our undergraduate accounting courses typically require 3 or 4 credit hours each and our graduate courses typically require 2 or 3. Classes take place on an 8-week cycle.

You can absolutely learn accounting through online courses. Both our bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting can be completed in an online format. In fact, an online degree program in accounting is identical to an in-person program, the only difference being whether you learn online or in a classroom.

At DeVry, we've been teaching online courses for decades. We understand how to help students learn the skills they need online as well as in the classroom.

Online accounting courses are identical to in-person accounting courses in terms of difficulty. Whether or not a course is hard will depend on your focus, dedication and understanding of overarching accounting concepts covered in the course DeVry offers resources to help students in the classroom or online. With 8-week class cycles, full or part-time scheduling options, and on-demand learning resources such as tutoring2 and digital library services.

1Credits and degrees earned from this institution do not automatically qualify the holder to participate in professional licensing exams to practice certain professions. Persons interested in practicing a regulated profession must contact the appropriate state regulatory agency for their field of interest. For instance, typically 150 credit hours of post-secondary education are required to meet state regulatory agency education requirements for CPA licensure.
Coursework may qualify for credit towards the State Board of Accountancy requirements. However, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the state board of accountancy for the jurisdiction in which they are applying to determine whether they have completed the appropriate credit hours and coursework to qualify to take the CPA exam.

2Each student is allotted a set number of hours of tutoring per academic session through (available 24/7). Additional tutoring services are also available through
*Courses marked with an asterisk (*) require successful completion of required math and English transitional studies courses. Required transitional studies coursework may affect program length and cost.
^Courses marked with a caret (^) are licensed in New Jersey; students whose enrolled location is in New Jersey may enroll in these courses in the onsite, online and blended modalities.
+Courses marked with a plus sign (+) are available as honors courses (restrictions apply).
Note: To enroll in a course with a corequisite, students must have either successfully completed the corequisite course during a prior session or concurrently enroll in the corequisite course.
Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page. Note: For those wishing to pursue CPA certification, the CPA exam-preparation courses (ACCT591, ACCT592, ACCT593 and ACCT594) are recommended.
Note: For those wishing to pursue CPA certification, the CPA exam-preparation courses (ACCT591, ACCT592, ACCT593 and ACCT594) are recommended.
Note: All students planning to sit for the CPA exam in Texas should follow the academic plan outlined in the academic catalog. Students planning to sit for the CPA exam in Texas should note that a significant percentage of coursework must be completed successfully onsite.
Employees of DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management are not in a position to determine an individual’s eligibility to take the CPA exam or satisfy licensing
New York students should contact the NYSED Office of Professions regarding professional licensure.
All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.