Online Bachelor of Arts in Business (Corporate Accounting)

Management accounting careers go far beyond crunching numbers and are in increasingly high demand. A Bachelor of Arts in business with a concentration in corporate accounting can be your path to this engaging professional path. The ASU accounting online curriculum supports the development of business leadership abilities related to finance and decision-making.

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Next start date: 10/13/2021


Total classes: 41

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is corporate accounting?

Corporate accounting refers to the core activities businesses use to oversee and manage their finances, including:

  • Analyzing financial information.
  • Generating reports.
  • Planning and updating budgets.
  • Preparing and maintaining records.

Additionally, organizations rely on individuals with managerial accounting knowledge to offer insight and input from a financial perspective on key actions, issues and opportunities. Business accounting classes include both core business curriculum and high-level managerial accounting analysis for a well-rounded education.

Is accounting a business degree?

 

A corporate accounting degree is a business degree focused on effective and accurate accounting, analysis and financial leadership, which are foundational and enduring needs for every company. As a graduate, you can compete for positions that leverage accounting and provide valuable input about a company’s direction.

Can I be an accountant with this bachelor’s degree?

 

You can pursue a variety of corporate accountancy roles after completing the curriculum. You can build the knowledge base and competencies needed to put the following credentials within reach:

  • Certified management accountant (CMA).
  • Chartered global management accountant (CGMA).

It’s important to note that this corporate accounting degree focuses on the needs of businesses. As such, it is not a direct path to becoming a certified public accountant (CPA). If you choose to pursue a career as a CPA, this degree can address some, but not all, of the requirements for that credential. If you’re specifically interested in becoming a public accountant, the Bachelor of Science in accountancy program is highly recommended, as that program will get you much closer to meeting CPA requirements.

Professional licensure and certification

The School of Accountancy prepares graduates for excellence upon entering the workplace. Since certification and licensure requirements vary by profession and from state to state, we recommend that you visit our professional licensure page to determine if your program meets the requirements for individual state licensures or national certifications, as applicable. If you have specific questions, please send an email to wpcareyacc@asu.edu.

Will my corporate accounting degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Featured business accounting classes

The corporate accounting degree supports the development of general business knowledge along with more specific talent development in this discipline. Along the way, you can build widely applicable skills related to communication, collaboration and critical thinking. Featured courses include:


ACC 310: Intermediate Accounting for Corporate Accountants


ACC 320: Management Accounting for Corporate Accountants I


ACC 354: Governance, Risk, Compliance Internal Controls and Ethics


ACC 410: Financial Statement Analysis


ACC 420: Management Accounting for Corporate Accountants II


ACC 454: Taxes for Corporate Accountants


What can I do with a corporate accounting degree?

By completing this program, you can target your career toward corporate finance, including analyst and leadership roles. Graduates take on positions related to accounting in analysis, management and more. Specific career examples include, but are not limited to:

Accountant/Auditor


Growth: 4.3 %
Salary: $73,560

Financial Analyst


Growth: %
Salary:

Financial Manager


Growth: 15.5 %
Salary: $134,180

Treasurer


Growth: 15.5 %
Salary: $134,180

Educators focused on business and accountancy

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Educators focused on business and accountancy

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Corporate accounting bachelor’s degree admission requirements

Freshman additional requirements

Transfer additional requirements

Earned Admission pathway

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Supporting the next generation of business leaders

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our peer-reviewed 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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