Online Accounting Degree

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Online, In-Class or Blended?

Offered Online?
Classes meet entirely online.

Offered In-Class?
Classes meet face-to-face at our St. Paul campus or other off-campus location.

Offered Blended?
Course work is completed through a combination of in-class and online class meetings.

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Course Length: 7 Weeks
Total Credit Hours: 40
Cost Per Credit Hour: $420


best online programsThe accounting profession means more than just numbers. Accountants keep financial data and information that preserves the financial health of businesses and organizations. This career path requires a strategic approach to problem solving and a comprehensive understanding of industry trends, rules and regulations. Accountants maintain budgets and other financial records, including tax documents.

Offered in a blended format, Concordia’s online accounting program consists of 40 credit hours that students can complete through on-campus and online courses. Concordia’s online accounting program builds on a core business education foundation, which prepares students for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certifications.

An Online Accounting Degree Offers Premium Career Opportunities

An online accounting degree from Concordia University, St. Paul prepares students for accounting careers in business settings, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Employment prospects are positive in the field of accounting according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Accountant and auditor job growth should reach 16 percent by 2018, which equates to over 190,000 new jobs in the field. The BLS reports that accountants and auditors earn an average of more than $61,000 annually.

Enrolling in an accounting program can position you for diverse career opportunities in the financial sector, including:

- Buyer
- Corporate accountant
- Controller
- Credit analyst
- Import and export agent
- Loan officer
- Treasurer
- And more!

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Organizational Behavior

This course will examine the basic principles of management including planning, organizing, integrating, leading, decision-making, and evaluating performance. Using theories contributed from the behavioral sciences students will examine the behavior of individuals, groups and organizations. Students will learn to analyze problems and develop strategies to deal with organizational growth and change.


Principles of Marketing

This course provides an introduction to the study of marketing in business and other organizations. Topics that will be addressed in this course include the marketing environment, marketing ethics, information gathering, product development, pricing strategies, distribution strategies, the promotional mix, decision making, nonprofit marketing, social marketing and international marketing. (Prerequisite: junior standing)


Business Analytics

In this course students will learn to use various tools to analyze data and make predictions. These tools include probability analysis, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, linear programming and tools for financial analysis.


Corporate Finance I

This course explores the basics of financial management. Topics include the capital markets, the cash budget, pro forma statements, analysis of financial statements, and the time value of money Students also complete a research project. (Prerequisites: ACC202, MAT110 , MAT125 or MAT135)


Operations & Quality Mgmt

This course will discuss the theoretical and practical foundations for operations management.  The course will focus on the production process (including service), quality, and supply chain management.  the production process includes the management of equipment and machinery, facilities, materials management, inventory control, scheduling, and lean operations.  Quality includes quality control and quality management including six sigma.  Supply chain management includes purchasing, vendor relations, and logistics.  The concepts of project management are also reviewed. (Pre-requisites:  MAN 301, ECO 201)


Intermediate Accounting II

This course is a continuation of ACC311 with emphasis on liabilities, corporate equity measurement and earnings per share. The course also explores the areas of evaluation of financial goals, performance review and special topics in financial reporting, such as: accounting for income taxes, leases, pensions and cash flow. (Prerequisite: ACC311)


Advanced Accounting

This course covers the advanced study of accounting principles including: accounting for combined corporate entities, consolidated statement preparation and analysis, branch accounting, partnership accounting, accounting for international transactions, governmental accounting, non-profit accounting and accounting for bankruptcies, estates and trusts. (Prerequisite: ACC 312).



This course defines the ethical and legal responsibilities of the auditor and covers the topics of the preparation of the audit program and working papers for the audit of the financial statements in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS). (Prerequisite: ACC312)


Cost Accounting

This course develops and uses accounting data for managerial decision-making. Cost concepts for planning and control, cost/volume/profit relationships, responsibility accounting and inventory planning and control emphasized. (Prerequisite: ACC202)


Managing Finance & Bus. Strat.

This is the capstone course for the major. Students will apply business analytical tools in finance and accounting to real world business scenarios. Students will use popular business software, such as QuickBooks, to gain experience in implementing and managing small business finances. Through case studies and other techniques students will learn how to integrate their knowledge of business disciplines in developing business strategy which will include principles of stewardship and sustainability issues.


1. Complete the following prerequisite courses before beginning the cohort:

ACC 201 - Principles of Accounting 1 (Financial)
ACC 202 - Principles of Accounting 2 (Managerial)
ACC 311 - Intermediate Accounting 1
ECO 102 - Microeconomics

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3. Final and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
* If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
* If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcripts as well as any college level courses you have taken.

4. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minumum of 300 words (1 page).

What has led you to pursue your undergraduate degree?
What are your long term personal and professional goals?

Technology Requirements
Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University's technology requirements. Contact Concordia's Help Desk at or 651-641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

Concordia University Technology Requirements (PDF)

Start Dates

Spring 2015 Term

Start Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Delivery: Blended
Class Day: Thursday
Class Time: 6-10 p.m. CST

Summer 2015 Term

Start Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Delivery: Blended
Class Day: Wednesday
Class Time: 6-10 p.m. CST


*128 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor's degree