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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.

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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




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 English I: Academic Writing
  • 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 English II: Research and Writing
  • HIS 262 US History Since 1865
  • Philosophy or Religion
  • MTH 170 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. A student transferring to McKendree, who has received an associate's or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, is considered to have met all general education requirements, provided the degree is not considered vocational.  Students who have met the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) general education core curriculum (GECC) will also be considered to have met all general education requirements.  For students who have completed a vocational program or hold no prior degree, the 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, 30 of which must be from McKendree.
  • Up to 90 credit hours may be accepted in transfer from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Proficiencies earned at other institutions are not accepted.

Send transcripts to:

McKendree University
McKendree Online
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254



Meet the Faculty

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





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





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






Student Services

Photo of Linza Brachear, M.S.Ed.Linza Brachear, M.S.Ed.

Senior Student Services Specialist
121 Merrill Street, Lebanon, Illinois
(618) 537-6427
(800) BEARCAT, ext. 6427



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