Online BS in Business Administration in AccountingApply Now
Apply By: 8/15/2022
Classes Start: 8/22/2022
Online Business Administration in Accounting Overview
Does your head for business favor numbers and how they affect the bottom line? Ready to get your accounting career moving forward?
If you are looking for a flexible online bachelor’s degree to jumpstart your accounting career, add value to an existing role or narrow your focus – you have come to the right university. Wherever you might be on your career trajectory, Peru State College’s online bachelor’s degree in business administration, with an option in accounting, can lead to a world of new opportunities.
Quality, innovative programs are our hallmark, as shown by this popular accounting concentration. Versatile yet solid in its foundation, this program opens the door to options like launching your career as an accountant, accelerating your current profession or taking steps to becoming a certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA).
Moving forward, you’ll thrive in a field where understanding accounting and finance nuances is increasingly valuable. Armed with fresh, in-demand skills, you will capture the attention of potential employers looking for top candidates. And as companies worldwide fine-tune their operations, earning your BS in Business Administration in Accounting will allow you to contribute to these efforts in greater ways, influence informed decisions and make your impact.
Outside of the immediate career advantages, many leverage accounting education in achieving other credentials, too. If you’re looking ahead to master’s-level education, our accounting program is an ideal first step to achieving that goal. Or, it can also fulfill a requirement for obtaining accounting certification through your professional association. For example, the Institute of Management Accountants, Inc., offers the Certified Management Accountant credential, while the Institute of Internal Auditors grants the Certified Internal Auditor certification.
A few other distinctions that make Peru State College’s online program so beneficial include the experience you’ll have with QuickBooks software, federal income tax return preparation, consolidated financial statement preparation and tax client interview simulations. Also, our CPA-focused courses have proved essential for many students preparing to sit for the CPA exam, and our new CMA focus lays the foundation for achieving management accounting certification.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Peru State College ensures the utmost quality across all of our online degrees. Equally appealing are the university’s premium flexibility, expert faculty, renowned high value and engaged online community you can count on for support.
With deep, 150-year roots, Peru State College has been offering online programs for more than 20 years. And today, our expertise online adds up to a smooth educational journey, from enrollment through graduation.
It’s time to turn goals into action. Welcome to Peru State College Online, where you can earn a BS in Business Administration in Accounting designed expertly for you.
Why Choose an Online BS in Business Administration in Accounting?
At Peru State College Online, the online accounting courses throughout the 120-credit-hour BS in Business Administration in Accounting program are taught by experienced faculty, who are licensed Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) themselves.
The instructors have practical, hands-on accounting experience, and make it their priority to stay on top of current trends, emerging best practices and any new accounting regulations. Through continually refreshed, robust curriculum, you are ensured essential knowledge for launching or enhancing your accounting career.
Rest assured, your instructors are experts in online teaching, as well, and strive for a smooth, interactive experience for you and your classmates. By keeping the online classroom smaller than you would typically find with a physical campus, the faculty is able to respond quicker, and focus on meaningful interaction with students one-on-one and as a group.
Our online testing practices are also quality-designed to help you perform at your best, with proctored exams giving way to a more personalized, less stressful experience.
Getting excited about your degree path with us? Our accounting option assures quality online education to accelerate your success.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Through the bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on accounting, you can anticipate the following learning goals and outcomes:
- Explain and apply important concepts related to the administration of business. You will be able to:
- Describe basic concepts in each major functional area of business, including economics, accounting, finance, law, marketing, production operations, organizational behavior, global issues, information management and strategic policy
- Apply business concepts and theories to business situations
- Use appropriate technological and quantitative tools to make and support evidence-based reasoning. You will be able to:
- Collect and interpret data that is relevant to the administration of business from a variety of systems and data structures
- Create accurate and useful quantitative documents and reports
- Analyze data to discover meaningful anomalies and trends
- Express yourself competently and persuasively in written and verbal forms. You will be able to:
- Write well-organized and grammatically correct business documents
- Design and make effective oral presentations using presentation software
- Assume a leadership role and solve complex organizational problems. You will be able to:
- Identify a business problem or opportunity, assess the dynamic business environment, research historical and best practices, and formulate a variety of possible recommendations
- Evaluate business recommendations using global perspectives and giving due consideration to ethical principles
In addition, our accounting degree can prepare you for the key certifications of the accounting profession. You’ll have the choice to enroll in courses that concentrate on the CPA or CMA certification, allowing you to confidently sit for the corresponding exam after graduation.
Credit for Experience You Already Have
We make it easy to transfer to Peru State College Online. With nearly 80% of our students transferring in, we’re glad to evaluate all possibilities to make the most of knowledge you’ve gained elsewhere.
- Prior college coursework
- Corporate and military training
- Even life and work experience
It all adds up to maximum transfer credit, and minimal time and tuition to graduation and the new life waiting, for you.
Up to 90* credit hours are accepted from an accredited college
or up to 66 from a community, vocational or tech college.
You could start at Peru State College Online already 75% finished with your program!
Low Tuition, Top-Value Education
Per credit hour
For any state
No other per-credit hour fees
At Peru State College Online, we take it all seriously – including your education investment. Our students work hard on their education, so we do our part to make it as affordable as possible. Peru State’s approach of hiqh quality at a competitive cost works well for both you and us, earning our college the distinction of being a Top ROI, Best Buy and Best Value.
What’s our secret? No surprises here …
- At a lean $299 per credit hour, our low, “one-rate, any-state” tuition simplifies things, with no other per-credit-hour fees to worry about.
- Other cost-friendly options are available, too, like transfer credit, financial aid, and corporate or military tuition assistance, if applicable to you.
- Finally, it’s free to apply.
Less financial stress for you, enormous pride for us. Ready to make the most out of your education dollars? At Peru State College Online, you’ll find transformative education offered affordably, for you.
An Engaged Online Community
With no physical boundaries, Peru State College’s rich tradition of community on campus easily extends to our family online. You will immediately feel welcome among our circle of faculty, staff and distance learners like you.
Simple, Clear Application Process
Whether you’d like a little help from us or prefer to get started on your own, your journey at Peru State College Online begins with a smooth — and FREE — application process.
- STEP ONE. Complete the Application for Admission (FREE)
- STEP TWO. Request your official high school and, if applicable, college transcripts (not required if you are transferring from Chadron State College or Wayne State College)
We promise a speedy response to your application, averaging about 24 hours to process. From there, we’ll work together to enroll and get you moving toward your graduation goal ahead.Apply Now
The education, support and experiences provided by Peru State have forever changed my life for the better.
Flexible, Quality Learning
At Peru State College Online, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how flexible quality learning can be. All courses are intentionally designed for online learning, and our 120-credit-hour online BS in Business Administration in Accounting can be safely accomplished wherever and whenever is best for you.
Careers and Outcomes
Career Path for Business Administration with Accounting
With your online BS in Business Administration in Accounting under your belt, you can accelerate your career down the numbers path that interests you most.Apply Now
Professionals with an accounting concentration can become accountants, auditors, financial analysts, financial planners and more – and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects about a 6 percent employment growth by 2028, matching the overall rate throughout the job market. This translates to nearly 91,000 new accountant/auditor positions and more than 20,000 new jobs for financial analysts. The growth rate for personal financial advisors is set at 7 percent with about 19,000 new jobs.
The BLS also reports that each of these professions is compensated well, with accountants and auditors making a median salary of $70,500, financial analysts bringing in median pay of $85,660, and financial advisors taking home a median salary of $88,890.
By completing an online BS in Business Administration in Accounting degree at Peru State College, you will be prepared for careers like:
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
- Tax Professional
- Financial Advisor
Ready to secure a career in accounting with your own firm or for a large company of your choosing? The world is in need of aspiring finance professionals. So, come to Peru State College Online and prepare for the exceptional accounting career in store for you.
Job titles and salaries reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.