Accounting Associate Degree



National American University’s online Accounting Associate Degree program will help you develop the specialized skills you need to enter the accounting profession. This program is also an excellent foundation for students who may wish to pursue a bachelor’s in accounting.

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Online Accounting Associate Degree Overview

The online Accounting Associate Degree program prepares you for a successful accounting career in a variety of business, government or non-profit organizations.

Graduate of the program will be able to:

  • Describe how generally accepted accounting principles support organizational decisions.
  • Classify current accounting technologies in support of organizational operations.
  • Explain the leadership skills required to achieve strategic accounting objectives.
  • Recognize appropriate ethical perspectives in a global business environment.
  • Distinguish effective communication strategies in a professional business setting.
  • Discuss productive collaboration methods in a professional business setting.

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National American University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road, Suite 300, Overland Park, KS, 66213, USA. The list of accredited business programs can be found on the IACBE website:


Online Accounting Associate Degree Classes and Curriculum

The online Accounting Associate degree program consists of 90 total credits. You take accounting major core, support core, open elective, and general education core classes.

Accounting Major and Support Core

46.5 credits

Open Electives

4.5 credits

General Education Core

39 credits

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Online Accounting Associate Degree Tuition and Fees

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Online Accounting Associate Degree Career Outcomes

The online Accounting Associate Degree gives you the background you need for entry-level jobs in accounting and bookkeeping. With experience, you may also qualify for more advanced positions.

  • Accounting Technicians
  • Payroll Clerks
  • Bookkeepers
  • Clerical Assistants

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Online Accounting Associate Degree?

  • Entry-level job seekers: The online Accounting Associate Degree program is a great option if you want to start a career in accounting. You receive the training and education that employers want to see in an applicant.
  • Accounting certificate graduates: Do you already have an Accounting certificate? You may be able to transfer credits into the Accounting Associate degree.

Course Listing (90 Credits)

AC1060 – Principles of Accounting I
AC1160 – Principles of Accounting II
AC1260 – Principles of Accounting III
AC2050 – Accounting Software Applications
AC3050 – Intermediate Accounting I
AC3100 – Intermediate Accounting II
AC3150 – Intermediate Accounting III
AC3170 – Accounting Topics and Issues

FN3000 – Business Finance I
MT1050 – Introduction to Business
MT2050 – Principles of Management

EC, FN, LA, MG, MT, OL, or OM courses


EN1150 – Composition I
EN1300 – Composition II

EN2100 – Speech OR
EN2150 – Interpersonal Professional Communication


SC Science Elective


MA1500 – Intermediate Algebra OR
MA2050 – College Algebra

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science

HU2000 – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

General Education

CS1202 – Strategies for Professionals  OR
CS1204 – Advanced Strategies for Professionals

CS1302 – Consumer Mathematics
CS2080 – Career Management

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.