Accounting Education

accountantStudents of accounting education programs are introduced to business and corporate finance operations, from basic bookkeeping up to transaction analysis and auditing.

The most accepted levels of accounting education are bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees, though accountants looking for employment in smaller businesses and entrepreneurship can succeed with an associate’s degree. Associate degree-level accounting programs typically cover basic accounting principles in business, including statements, financial strategy and business economics. Higher-level programs branch into the theory and issues related to accounting and finance management, as well as accounting principles in the contexts of taxes, nonprofit agencies, government agencies, and forensic accounting.

Programs last between 12-24 months for associate’s degree programs, 48 months for most bachelor’s programs, and 24 to 36 months months beyond a bachelor’s-level education for master’s programs.

Explore the links below to learn more about the various accounting education degree levels, programs and schools.