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Online Accounting Degree

An online accounting degree allows the busy adult time to balance work and personal responsibilities while furthering your education. The McKendree University School of Business has designed this online accounting program for flexibility. Students enrolled in this online program may continue to apply hours toward requirements in sitting for the CPA exam.

 

 

Why an Online Accounting Degree?

The accountant's role in business decision making has expanded, making accounting one of the fastest growing fields in education and business.

 

 

Student Studying at Home on LaptopFlexible Course Format

Online classes are delivered using the course management system BlackBoard. All online courses for the BBA are offered over an eight week period. Many students choose to take two courses during each eight week session.

 

 

Advancement Opportunities

Students that plan to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination will be able to reach the 150 hour requirement by taking additional courses at the undergraduate or graduate level. Many other students further their education by pursuing an MBA.

  • CPA Exam

  • Graduate Studies

 

 

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Career Opportunities

Our online accounting degree is designed to prepare you for a career in a variety of areas.

  • Corporate
  • Government
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Auditing
  • Cost Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Personal Finance
  • Tax Planning

 

 

Graduation CapProgram Requirements

McKendree University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours for degree completion. 40 hours must be at the 300 or 400 level and a minimum of 30 hours with McKendree. Students must fulfill the general education requirements.

 

 

Interesting Classes

  • Taxation of Individuals
  • Taxation of Business Entities
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Business Ethics

 

 

Online Accounting Degree General Education Requirements

 

  • Art or Music
  • ENG 111 Composition I
  • Literature
  • PSY/SOC/PSI - 6 hrs from 2 of 3 areas
  • MTH 105 Intermediate Algebra
  • HPE 158 Health and Wellness
  • BIO 101 Introductory Biology with Lab
  • CSI 120 Computing Concepts and Apps.
  • ENG 112 Composition II
  • HIS 262 US History Since 1865
  • Philosophy or Religion
  • MTH 310 Statistics
  • SPC 310 Bus & Professional Presentations
  • SCE 205 Earth and Astronomical Science

 

 

McKendree University Entryway MonumentEvaluation of Transfer Credit

McKendree University gives careful consideration to your previous coursework and will transfer in as many credits as possible. Courses are individually evaluated to determine which are transferable and what requirements have been met. Transcripts will be evaluated by the Office of Academic Records and the Division Chair of the department.

Official evaluations are completed once you have been admitted to McKendree University. McKendree Online staff can provide you with an unofficial evaluation at your request. Please note the following:

  • Only courses with a letter grade of 'C' or better may be accepted in transfer. Pass/fail courses will not be accepted.
  • At least 120 credit hours are required for graduation, with a minimum of 50 hours from a 4-year institution, 32 of which must be from McKendree.
  • You may receive a maximum of 70 credit hours in transfer from a two-year institution, including credit for military experience (with transcripts), CLEP, AP and DANTES.
  • Up to 96 credit hours may be accepted in transfer from an accredited 4-year institution.
  • Proficiencies earned at other institutions are not accepted.


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McKendree University
McKendree Online
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254

 

 

Meet the Faculty

Jeff BraselJeffry L. Brasel, M.B.A.

jlbrasel@mckendree.edu

 

 

 

 

Julie Goodin, M.S., C.P.A.Julie Goodin, M.S., C.P.A.

jagoodin@mckendree.edu

 

 

 

 

Photo of Terese Kasson, M.S.B.A., C.P.A.Terese Kasson, M.S.B.A., C.P.A.

mtkasson@mckendree.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Admission


Photo of Emma GrahamEmma Graham

Recruiter for Online Programs
121 Merrill Street, Lebanon, Illinois
(618) 537-6898
ejgraham@mckendree.edu

 

 

 

Student Support


Photo of Linza BrachearLinza Brachear

Senior Student Services Specialist for External Programs
121 Merrill Street, Lebanon, Illinois
(618) 537-6427
lkbrachear@mckendree.edu

 

 

Play the Melissa Meeker VideoMelissa Meeker

Associate Dean of Online Programs
121 Merrill Street, Lebanon, Illinois
(618) 537-6834
mlmeeker@mckendree.edu

 

 

 

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