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Earn a Highly Respected Degree — Completely Online

In the world of business, reputation matters. Penn State is one of only a few AACSB–accredited business schools in the country to offer complete accounting or finance degrees in an online format. Our programs take a pragmatic approach to ensure you gain career-ready skills that you can apply in the workplace, or use to prepare for a variety of professional designations.

Accounting Degrees

Master of Professional Accounting — Helps you satisfy the 150-credit hour educational requirements for CPA licensure in most states; gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in financial reporting, statement analysis, business tax planning, and more.

Master’s in Taxation — Acquire the expertise to devise tax planning strategies that may help lower your clients' tax burden and increase profits; students in this 100% online program can learn to research critical tax issues and analyze laws to make recommendations. GMAT/GRE scores are not required.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting — Learn to develop and interpret financial data required for decision-making by managers, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders. Start down the path to CPA licensure.

Finance Degrees

Master of Finance — Gain advanced financial theory and practical business applications that can provide you with the tools you need to address current financial challenges and future trends; prep for CFP and CFA exams.

Bachelor of Science in Finance — Emphasizes analytic, problem-solving, and computer skills necessary to work in the finance and investment industry; jump-start a career in corporate finance, investment and portfolio management, banking, and more.


Graduate Certificate in Accounting — Already have an undergraduate degree or course work in accounting? Gain the additional credits you need for CPA licensure. Program covers auditing theory and practice while electives include business tax planning, cost management, financial statement analysis and reporting, and more.

Graduate Certificate in Accounting Foundations — Gain a broad understanding of principles and practices in areas such as financial and managerial accounting, taxation, and auditing. This program is designed for college graduates with little to no background in accounting.

Graduate Certificate in Taxation — Develop a working understanding of tax laws and regulations with this fully online certificate; credits may be applied toward the Master’s in Taxation and may even help you qualify to sit for the CPA exam in most states.

Elite AACSB Accreditation Known Worldwide

This program is AACSB Accredited

Penn State’s bachelor’s and master’s programs are offered by AACSB–accredited business schools, an honor reserved for the top 5% of business schools worldwide. This elite seal signifies to recruiting managers that you've received a "Best in Business" education from a respected institution that has met the industry's most rigorous academic standards. 

What You Can Expect

  • Flexible, convenient online platform
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • A wealth of student support services
  • Highly engaged faculty trained to teach online
  • Networking and mentorship opportunities

More than 50 Online Business Programs Available

Whether you are changing careers or aiming to advance beyond your current position, we have the credential you need to help you make your next move. See all business programs offered through Penn State World Campus.

We Are Penn State Online

This is the real Penn State. You will take courses with curriculum developed by the same professors who teach on campus. You can expect the same caliber of academic quality that you associate with Penn State.