Associate Degree in Accounting

More than Just Numbers

Play a key role interpreting the financial health of an organization.

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Quick Facts

Total Program Credits:
90 Credits

Transfer Credits:
Transfer in up to 75% of the program
*Prior learning and work experience may count toward program credit

Program Length:
6 quarters full time
18 months with year-round classes

Employment Rate:
63% for 2013 - 2014

Salary Range:
No data available.

Associate Degree in Accounting

As a accountant, you are a critical member of a corporate team. It's your job to translate numbers into the language of business, supporting your company’s planning, budgeting and operations. Globe University will provide the tools you need to succeed in this exciting career field.

Our associate degree in accounting will prepare you for a number of entry level accounting jobs including accounts payable/receivable clerk, bookkeeper and accounting clerk. The accounting degree also transfers into our bachelor’s degree in accounting, providing students the option to continue building their career in accounting.

Gain the skills needed for this career field:

  • Professional verbal and written communication
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Preparing financial statements
  • Maintaining payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Protecting company against fraud
  • Complying with regulations

A solid accounting background is complemented with business courses for a quality program:

  • Accounting Principles
  • Accounting Systems
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Professional Communications

The associate degree in accounting provides a thorough understanding of standard accounting practices and business fundamentals for entry-level employment opportunities.

The accounting program includes:

  • Hands-on practice in the preparation and analysis of financial statements
  • Instructors with professional experience
  • Small class sizes for personal attention
  • Online and on-campus classes
  • All courses transfer directly into our bachelor's degree in accounting program

Online Accounting Degree

Earn your online accounting degree in the same amount of time as an on-campus program. We offer all our accounting classes online so students have the flexibility to complete their degree on-campus, online or a combination of the two. Enjoy the same small class sizes and instructors with industry experience online. Learn more about Globe University’s online division.

One of our representatives will be happy to answer any questions or arrange a career-planning meeting. Please call 1-877-303-6060 or contact admissions to make arrangements.

  • Managerial Accounting

    An introduction to management accounting. Students solve problems relating to budgeting, job costing systems, financial statement analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, responsibility accounting and the role of accounting information in short-term and long-term decision making. The course also introduces activity-based costing and other cost management tools.

    Excel for Accounting

    The course teaches students how to use the spreadsheet program, Microsoft Excel, to practice accounting procedures. Students use the application for concepts emphasized in financial accounting and managerial accounting.

    Business Law

    The course introduces legal issues affecting businesses, including classifications of laws, contracts, sales transactions, negotiable instruments, employment law and landlord-tenant law.

  • Here are a few examples of companies that have employed our graduates:

    A.A.S. Accounting Graduates July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014


    ·         Accountemps

    ·         Ally Financial

    ·         Better Business Bureau

    ·         City Insurance

    ·         McNally Industries

    ·         Menards

    ·         Merrill Lynch Global Wealth

    ·         US Bank

    ·         US Property and Fiscal Office

    ·         Wells Fargo

    *In June of 2015 the Management Accounting program was renamed Accounting. The program objectives were not changed

    1. Job Title(s)
    2. 10th Percentile Salary
    3. 25th Percentile Salary
    4. 50th Percentile Salary
    1. Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing clerks
    2. $21,640
    3. $27,750
    4. $35,170

    This annual salary data is taken from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for this job title. The 10th percentile indicates the bottom 10 percent of earners make less than that figure annually; the 25th percentile means the bottom quarter of workers earn less than the number; and the 50th percentile shows the median income for the profession.

    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected employment growth rates for 2012-2022.

    1. 11%

    Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing clerks

    1. 11%

    Average for all Occupations

    View Bureau of Labor Statistics