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.

At Point University, our online Associate of Arts in Accounting is designed to equip students with a broad grounding in the liberal arts, along with foundational elements of business and accounting. Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level positions in a variety of business organizations. This online associate accounting degree also provides 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

As a completely asynchronous program, the online associate degree in accounting at Point University allows students to structure their own study schedule. 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.

All students enrolled in the associate degree in accounting online program at Point University 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 online students almost 40% off regular on-campus tuition.

Rate: $410 per credit hour*

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

*Tuition rate effective through summer semester 2023.

Point’s 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

The first step to apply for admission is to complete the free application. After you complete your application, an enrollment specialist will work with you to complete your file. Your application file for this program requires:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended schools*
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA**

Want to know more about applying to Point University? Submit your information to be contacted by a member of our team or visit our Support Center for additional information and resources.

*If you have less than 12 transferable college credits when you apply, your official high school transcript or GED certificate is required.
**Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may qualify for “Probationary Admission.

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.

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Point University offers the accounting program 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 respected professors as our on-campus students.


Our online student support services promote development tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.


Our 13-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.

At Point University you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to discover your place in the Point family!