Online Associate of Arts in Accounting

From government agencies to nonprofits, accounting is used in nearly every field to develop budgets, track payments, and monitor spending. Earning an online degree in accounting enables students to begin building a career in this exciting and lucrative field.


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If you get excited by budgets, spreadsheets, and forecasting, then a career in accounting may be a great option for you.

Our online Associate of Arts in Accounting is designed to equip students with a broad grounding in the liberal arts and fundamental elements of business and accounting. Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level positions in a variety of business organizations. This online associate's degree in accounting also lays the foundation for students to go further and earn a bachelor’s in business administration.


1. Apply accounting principles and financial skills, while demonstrating a Biblical approach to responsible and ethical business practices.

2. Utilize computer technology and apply mathematical concepts for problem solving and decision-making in business enterprises.

3. Articulate and apply concepts, principles, and methodologies in Humanities, Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics.


The online associate in accounting program’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to help you develop foundational knowledge in business and accounting. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Management Information Systems
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Income Tax Accounting

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Program Length

As a completely asynchronous program, the online associate degree in accounting allows students to work at their own pace. While there are deadlines associated with the online accounting program, there are no required meeting times, so students are able to complete their work at their convenience. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take in a semester. On average, students complete the 60 credits required for the online associate in accounting degree in two years.

Program Cost

All students enrolled in the associate degree in accounting online program pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state the student resides in. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers CCU and Cincinnati-area online students almost 40% off Point's regular on-campus tuition.

RATE: $395 per credit hour

To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.

Career Opportunities

The online associate degree in accounting will equip you with the knowledge and tools to launch successful careers across a wide range of industries in roles such as:


  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Budget Analyst
  • Government Accountant


Through CCU's partnership with Point University, this associate in accounting program is offered in a fully-online format.  Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.



This degree is 100% online. Take classes anytime – from anywhere in the world.



Up to 30 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time by half.


Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a biblical worldview.


As an online student you’ll receive the same quality education, from the same respected professors, as our on-campus students.



Our mentorship program for online students promotes development that’s tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.


Our 18-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.

With CCU & Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to make a difference in your career!

I would have never imagined that I would be able to say that I am a college graduate! Point made it possible to obtain my bachelor’s degree from the comfort of my own home. They made what many would consider a “scary experience” so fearless.”

– Chiquita Jackson, online student