Are online accounting degrees worth it?


Are online accounting degrees worth it?

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In many cases, online accounting degrees can be a perfect option for an individual, especially one that has to juggle family or other responsibilities with one's educational pursuits. Online degrees are becoming increasingly popular, and they are often respected by most employers.

To assess whether an accounting degree is worth it, three factors should be considered. First, the caliber and reputation of the institution as a whole. Second, whether or not the particular program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). And lastly, the price of the program.

For instance, according to U.S. News & World Report, some of the top online accounting programs include:

  • Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona)
  • Colorado State University - Global Campus (Greenwood Village, Colorado)
  • University of Alabama - Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama)
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

All these above schools are both well-respected overall as institutions and have AACSB-accredited online accounting programs. The pricing of the programs vary widely; from as little as $42,000 for Colorado State to as much as $76,640 for Arizona State (U.S. News).

For more information about online accounting degrees, check out this article: Online Accounting and Finance Courses and Classes

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