Expanding regulation around business financial reporting and of science in accounting.



Hone in on the accounting function, starting with the fundamentals and working toward more advanced concepts.



Learn online or on campus at one of 76 locations—or design a blended learning program.



Strayer University is Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and companies like National Cooperative Bank, SunTrust and Bank of America turn to us to help train their employees.

We use real-world case studies to bring your education to life and keep you ahead of the pace in this rapidly changing industry.


A bachelor's degree in accounting from Strayer goes beyond accounting principles to give a broad base of business knowledge. You’ll learn valuable communication and planning skills, get a global context for business decision making and master the skills that will help you succeed in the workplace.

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Bachelor's Degree in Accounting


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For Real-World Careers Such As:

Learn the fundamentals of accounting principles, procedure and law in a rigorous setting
Become proficient in industry-standard software programs
Study all aspects of financial accounting from basic payables/receivables to complex tax code and accounting for multi-national operations
Understand professional ethics surrounding the reporting and disclosure of financial information
Explore the auditing process and design your own auditing program
Get a background in government and not-for-profit accounting and understand the various laws and regulations that govern these types of organizations
Develop your management and leadership skills to become a champion for financial accountability within your organization

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Application Fee:$50 (not applicable in all states)

Technology Fee:$65.00 per quarter


$1,420.00 per course (Full-Time), $1,420.00 per course (Part Time). Textbooks and supplies are not included in the tuition rates and must be purchased by the student. You should allow approximately $6,000.00 for textbooks and supplies over the course of your degree.

Tuition rates apply to all new and readmit undergraduate students. For all students enrolled as an undergraudate prior to Winter 2014, please Click here for undergraduate tuition rates.


Graduate in 3.3 to 5 years

  Classes Per Quarter Time to Graduate
Full-time 3 or more classes per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 3.3 years or fewer (3 classes per quarter)
Part-time 2 or fewer classes per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 5 years or more

Strayer University's academic calendar runs on te quarter systems, which means that classes start 4 times per year. Classes meet for 11 weeks with 1-2 week breaks between quarters. The above times to graduate assume that students are enrolled in consecutive quarters. All of these facts and figures refer to any concentration that you choose.


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Key Courses in Your Major.

ACC 100-Accounting I

Understand accounting concepts, assumptions and principles. Study the analysis and recording of business transactions, the adjusting process and the procedures necessary to complete the accounting cycle. Progress to illustrating merchandising operations and merchandise inventory accounting, exploring internal control and cash, and explaining accounting procedures for receivables.

BUS 100-Introduction to Business

Get a foundation in business operations through a survey of the major business functions (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). Take a high-level look at business organizations and the business environment, strategic planning, international business and quality assurance.

CIS 105-Introduction to Information Systems

Get an introduction to the general purpose of information systems in organizations and the use of personal productivity software. Demonstrate tasks in common software applications, including word processing, web browsing, spreadsheet modeling, database management and presentation graphics.

ENG 115-English Composition

Prerequisite: Placement or ENG 090

This course emphasizes the principles of writing coherent expository essays in various modes. The course reinforces and emphasizes the concept of writing as a process that includes developing and narrowing a topic, logically organizing ideas, drafting, and revising. The course introduces the process of using sources to support ideas and documentation of sources in accordance with citation styles.

MAT 104-Algebra with Applications

Apply algebra to a variety of fields of study including probability, statistics and finance. Explore mathematical modeling and set theory.

ACC 206-Accounting II

Understand accounting concepts, assumptions and principles. Evaluate accounting data for plant assets, current liabilities, deferrals and accruals, intangibles, payables and payroll. Get an introduction to accounting for corporations as it relates to stocks, bonds and corporate earnings. Learn about partnership accounting and the statement of cash flows.

ACC 303-Intermediate Accounting I

Study accounting theory in depth and review the accounting cycle. Focus on the conceptual framework underlying financial accounting; the preparation of financial statements; the time value of money; and the valuation of cash, temporary investments and receivables. Review pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

ACC 304-Intermediate Accounting II

Topics include the accounting for inventories; property, plant and equipment; intangible assets; current liabilities, noncurrent liabilities and contingencies; and stockholders’ equity. Review pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

ACC 305-Intermediate Accounting III

Topics include the accounting for investments, revenue recognition, income taxes, pensions and post- retirement benefits, and leases; accounting changes and error analysis; preparation of the statement of cash flows; and full disclosure in financial reporting. Review pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

ACC 306-Microcomputer Applications for Accountants

Learn how to use Peachtree Complete Accounting for Windows and Microsoft Excel together to calculate and monitor common accounting indicators. Understand the functions and applications of the two software packages.

ACC 307-Federal Taxation

Study in depth the types of taxes imposed by federal, state and local authorities. Topics include income realization, property and depreciation, tax deductions and credits, and rules related to capital gains and losses.

ACC 317-Advanced Federal Taxation

Prerequisite: ACC 307

Covers the federal taxation of corporations, partnerships and S corporations. Examines the administrative power of the IRS and tax concepts related to gifts, trust and estates.

ACC 350-Cost Accounting

Examine accounting procedures relating to the job costing system, cost-volume-profit analysis, activity- based costing, the master budget, flexible budgets, responsibility accounting, variance analysis, inventory costing and capacity analysis.

ACC 401-Advanced Accounting

Prerequisite: ACC 304

Covers accounting for home office and branches, business combinations and consolidations. Also covers various techniques for solving some of the more complex problems in the business environment.

ACC 403-Auditing

Prerequisite: ACC 304

Covers the theory of auditing, including the educational and ethical qualifications for auditors, as well as the role of the auditor in the American economy. Emphasizes professional standards, professional ethics, and the legal liability of auditors, as well as the planning and design of an audit program, gathering and summarizing evidence,and evaluating internal control.

ACC 410-Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

This course analyzes accounting principles and procedures unique to federal, state, and local governments, and not-for-profit organizations. It illustrates financial statements and reports prepared for each type of entity, fund, and account group. The course explores the role of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in establishing accounting standards and disclosure requirements for governments and not-for-profit organizations.

ACC 499-Undergraduate Accounting Capstone

Prerequisite: To be taken as last or next to last class. Grade of "C" or higher is required.

This course provides students opportunities for analysis, synthesis, prescription, and application of accounting concepts. Students will apply critical thinking and decision making skills to real-world business cases involving complex accounting decisions.

FIN 100-Principles of Finance

Get a foundation in business finance, starting with a conceptual framework for the financial decision-making process and an introduction to financial tools and techniques, including financial mathematics, capital budgeting, sources of funds and financial analysis. Topics include acquisition and use of short-term and long-term capital; financial markets, institutions and instruments; financial control; time value of money; cash, operation and long-range budgeting; and cost of capital.

LEG 100-Business Law I

Analyze the process by which substantive rights and duties are enforced, including legal pleadings, discovery procedures, pre- and post-trial motions, jurisdiction, venue, trial by jury, equity and previous adjudication problems.

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