Strayer University

AA in Accounting

Strayer University's Associate in Arts in Accounting program is intended to provide students with a foundation in financial business practices, including recordkeeping and data analysis methods. Read more about Strayer University's convenient online program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate in Arts in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Strayer University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in applying to this program should be able to pay close attention to details and be organized. They may have a knack with numbers and may have done exceptionally well in their high school mathematics courses. Applicants to Strayer University should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; however, graduate or specialized programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students who enroll in the Associate in Arts in Accounting program have the opportunity to study accounting methods specific to investments, business partnerships, corporations, and inventory. The program is designed to provide students with an overview of business laws as well as introduce them to regulations and principles established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Other topics covered in the program include federal income tax accounting, payroll accounting, financial statement preparation, cash valuation, profit analysis, and job costing. In addition, the curriculum is intended to teach participants how to use Microsoft Excel and Peachtree Complete software programs.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Total Credits Required:

90 credits

Financial Aid:

Students enrolled in Strayer University may be eligible for federal grants and loans, employer tuition assistance, military benefits, state grants, institutional scholarships, and private loans.

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Required Courses for an Associate in Arts in Accounting:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Strayer University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Area I - Core Component (22.5 credits)

  • ACC 100: Accounting I
  • BUS 100: Introduction to Business
  • CIS 105: Introduction to Information Systems
  • ENG 115: English Composition
  • MAT 105: Introduction to College Mathematics

Area II - Major Component (36 credits)

  • ACC 115: Microcomputer Applications for Accountants
  • ACC 206: Accounting II
  • ACC 303: Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 304: Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC 305: Intermediate Accounting III
  • ACC 307: Federal Taxation
  • ACC 350: Cost Accounting
  • LEG 100: Business Law I

Area III - General Studies Component (22.5 credits)

  • ENG 215: Research and Writing
  • HUM 101: The Origins of Western Culture
  • PSY 100: The Individual and Society OR
  • PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology
  • SCI 110: Introduction to Physical Science OR SCI 115: Introduction to Biology
  • SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology

Area IV - Elective Component (9 credits)

Students choose elective courses with the assistance of an academic advisor.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

With experience, individuals who complete the Associate in Arts in Accounting program may be able to seek professional certification through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. Graduates could also decide to pursue a related bachelor's degree, which could provide them with a greater understanding of industry practices. Students who wish to enroll in Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting could be able to apply their associate degree credits toward this major.

Other higher-level degrees that individuals could seek include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

Career Paths:

The Associate in Arts in Accounting program is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills in fiscal recording and evaluation practices. Job opportunities could be available with business offices, government agencies, schools, banks, accounting firms, hospitals, or nonprofit organizations.

Graduates could be able to find employment as:

  • Accounts receivable clerks
  • Accounts payable clerks
  • Auditing clerks
  • Bookkeepers

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