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Top-Ranked Accounting Programs
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Penn State’s accounting bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs are offered by colleges and campuses that are AACSB–accredited, an honor reserved for the top 5% of business schools worldwide.
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Penn State World Campus has been a leader in online education for two decades. Grounded in a tradition of quality since 1855, an education from Penn State is well-respected by many employers.

Undergraduate Accounting Degree

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Jump-start your career by earning a Penn State Bachelor of Science in Accounting. You can acquire the knowledge and skills needed to excel in a variety of accounting disciplines, including preparation of financial accounting information, cost accounting, tax accounting, and auditing.

Graduate Accounting Programs

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Advance your career with a master’s in accounting or taxation. Both degrees can help prepare you for industry exams and meet educational requirements for licensure in most states. You can even earn a graduate certificate in accounting or taxation as you work toward completing your degree.

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Accounting (Bachelor of Science)
Apply by March 15 to start May 15
Prepare for the CPA exam with one of the few online accounting degree programs to have earned AACSB accreditation, an honor reserved for the top 5% of business programs in the world. Start on the path to graduate school or prepare for a career in public accounting, industry, or the nonprofit sector.
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Accounting (Graduate Certificate)
Apply by March 15 to start May 15
Master topics in auditing theory, tax planning, cost management, financial statement analysis, and reporting for government or nonprofit entities as you prepare for CPA licensure through an online certificate program.
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Accounting (Master of Professional Accounting)
Apply by March 15 to start May 15
Develop knowledge of auditing, commercial transactions, consulting, and more through this online graduate degree program designed to prepare students for the CPA exam and advancement within their field.
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Taxation (Graduate Certificate)
Apply by March 30 to start May 15
Jumpstart your career as a tax accountant or specialist with the Graduate Certificate in Taxation. This 100% online certificate increases your depth of knowledge in tax policy and procedure and serves as a springboard to an advanced degree. Preparing to sit for the CPA exam? Our online tax courses may even help you qualify.
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Taxation (Master's Degree)
Apply by March 30 to start May 15
Gain specialized knowledge in tax law, research, analysis, and planning. Emerge with the expertise to guide an organization’s critical tax management strategy. This 100% online degree program provides you with a world-class education delivered at a pace that fits your active lifestyle. No GMAT needed.
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Maximum Flexibility — Designed for Working Adults

  • Online platform allows you to study whenever, wherever
  • Complete weekly assignments at your own pace
  • Choose from multiple start dates each year
  • Freedom to take a semester off

More than 50 Online Business Programs Available

Whether you are changing careers or aiming to advance in your current position, Penn State World Campus likely has the credential you need to make your next move. Explore all business programs.

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.