Earn your associate in accounting degree online at UAF and prepare for entry- and mid-level accounting jobs. Emphasizing an applied approach to business, nearly all of the courses in this program give you the opportunity to engage in real-world projects such as preparation of financial and tax statements, bookkeeping and payroll accounting. Our program also allows you to earn microcredentials through your studies that demonstrate skills and experience in a particular subject area, which can help connect you with employers looking for those competencies.

Who Is the Associate in Accounting Online Degree Designed For?

Courses in the online accounting associate degree program are designed to address the financial decision-making concerns of the modern businessperson. The program includes a mix of accounting and related business courses that provide the skills and knowledge necessary to begin or advance a career in accounting. Graduates of the associate degree will have also completed the Accounting Technician certificate and the Bookkeeping occupational endorsement, and can apply for those degrees as well.

Why Earn Your Online Associate Degree in Accounting at UAF?

  • Learn from industry experts who bring real-world experience to the coursework.
  • Earn industry-recognized microcredentials in Microsoft Excel.
  • Engage in numerous applied learning activities that connect classroom lessons to the real world.

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Cost breakdown for the online associate degree in accounting

The estimated cost for the applied accounting program based on current rates is $18,390.

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Learning online at UAF

Pay in-state tuition no matter where you live when you earn your degree online at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. We offer hands-on and collaborative online education that makes you feel like you’re right here in the classroom.

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Where leadership begins: Applied business and accounting at UAF

Where leadership begins: Applied business and accounting at UAF

Jobs With an Accounting Degree

Accounting offers greater mobility, flexibility and potential for advancement than almost any other college degree. Our associate degree prepares you for a variety of entry- and mid-level accounting jobs, and is a great jumping off point for many different careers in business.

I truly enjoyed the online accounting courses offered at UAF. It gave me control over my studies and allowed for flexibility in my schedule. My overall experience has been very positive!

— Anna McTaggert, Fairbanks, Alaska

Explore Classes for the Online Associate Degree in Accounting

Required courses for the associate degree in accounting cover topics including principles of accounting, payroll accounting, income tax, financial management and microcomputer accounting. Graduates will understand how to keep financial records and prepare financial and tax statements, and develop strong bookkeeping skills.

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