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Online BS in Accounting Degree

Earn Your Online Accounting Degree From Carlow

CPA Preparation

IT Focus


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  • Duration 4 years
  • Cost per Credit $495
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

  • Scholarships available for online accounting program students
  • Transfer up to 90 credits and graduate in as little as one year
  • Accounting Consortium affiliation provides an avenue for internship placement

A Bachelor of Science in Accounting Online Degree Opens Doors

Gain in-demand accounting, finance and business management skills in Carlow University’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting online program. Our AICPA-aligned curriculum and information technology focus means you’ll graduate prepared to take your career to the next level.

We accept up to 90 transfer credits, allowing some students to graduate in as little as one year. Through our 4+1 option, you can apply nine credits from the bachelor’s program to a Carlow MBA or master’s in fraud and forensics. Double majoring or receiving a minor is also simple in our bachelor’s in accounting program. Graduate prepared to sit for the CPA exam and pursue a career in accounting, auditing, business management or finance.

The BS in Accounting program is also offered on campus.

Use Your Accounting and Business Skills to Build a Successful Career

When you graduate from our online accounting program, you’ll be prepared for the workplace with skills in accounting, finance, business management and information technology. Flexible coursework allows you to pursue a double major to further focus your business skills. Our graduates choose careers as accountants, auditors, business managers and finance managers at large firms and major corporations.

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Well-Rounded, Forward-Thinking Coursework

CPA preparation

12 courses in major

When you get your accounting degree online, you’ll benefit from an interactive online classroom environment and caring faculty. Our hands-on approach, AICPA-aligned curriculum and information technology focus prepare you for a successful business career.

  • ACC 205 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 307 Managerial Cost Accounting
  • ACC 407 Auditing
  • ACC 413 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
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Admissions Details

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Transfer up to 90 credits

Three start dates per year

It’s always a good time to apply to Carlow’s bachelor’s in accounting online program. To start, you’ll need your official transcripts and a completed online application.

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Tuition & Aid

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Scholarships available

$59,400 total tuition*

We understand that pursuing higher education is an investment. Carlow’s staff is always available to answer questions and connect you to resources for loans, grants, scholarships and employer benefits.

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What You’ll Learn

Through the AICPA-aligned curriculum, you’ll graduate from the accounting degree program fully prepared to sit for the CPA exam and make an impact in a variety of organizations.

Program Outcomes

  • Utilize basic business terminology, principles and theories
  • Demonstrate professional oral and written communication skills
  • Integrate core competency knowledge to inform business decisions
  • Demonstrate global/intercultural fluency in a collaborative environment
  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data in decision-making processes
  • Apply Mercy core values
  • Demonstrate proficiency in financial information according to GAAP

Learn From Industry-Experienced Faculty

Our responsive faculty and supportive community care deeply for you and work hard to help you meet your goals. Professors in the program have in-depth professional experiences in the field and extensive teaching experience. With the assistance of a dedicated program-level faculty adviser, you’ll be ready to advance your career in business, accounting or finance.

Dr. Susan Rubisch

Dr. Susan Rubisch-Gisler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Department Chair

Dr. Rubisch-Gisler has been a full-time faculty member at Carlow for 26 years. She has also served as the interim dean of the College of Professional Studies at Carlow. Her areas of expertise include labor relations, collective bargaining, human resource management, and business/employment law. She has designed several courses in these subject areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her main research areas are the impact of the National Labor Relations Act on unionization and the successful integration of labor law and theory into undergraduate and graduate business curriculums.

Prior to rejoining the full-time Carlow faculty in 2000, Dr. Rubisch-Gisler had a successful career as a student affairs administrator at the University of Pittsburgh. She directed the Student Judicial System for 11+ years.

Dr. Rubisch-Gisler has authored several articles and presented her work in both labor relations and student judicial systems at several conferences.

Carl R. Zappa III


Carl R. Zappa III has been working at Carlow since 2014 with experience in Enrollment Management, Marketing, Athletics, and as a faculty member. Carl is a full-time instructor in the Esports Business Management program, teaching within the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, Carl is the inaugural Head Coach of the University coed Esports team which competes in the National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC).

Carl earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Point Park University in 2009 and also completed his Master of Business Administration from Point Park University in 2011. Carl has previously worked in marketing operational roles for creative startups and taught in an adjunct role at CCAC before joining the faculty at Carlow University.

Eugene C. Ney, Ph.D.


Dr. Ney has been teaching at Carlow University since 1999. He has extensive experience in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Among his specialties are entrepreneurial and hospitality management. In addition to teaching, he is the owner of a small business, and has managed several other businesses out of bankruptcy.

Dr. Ney earned a doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees from Slippery Rock University. He is a board member for a fraternal educational foundation, and has authored numerous articles for its journal.

An Online Learning Experience Like No Other

When you join the Carlow family, you get an experienced and compassionate team dedicated to your personal and professional growth. Online learning at Carlow offers the flexibility you need while connecting you to a vibrant, close-knit and supportive community of instructors and learners.

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Financial Aid

We understand that pursuing higher education is an investment. Carlow’s staff is always available to answer questions and connect you to resources for loans, grants, scholarships and employer benefits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.

Thanks to our generous transfer credit policy allowing you to transfer up to 90 credits, the online accounting degree can be completed in as little as one year.

Carlow offers institutional scholarships to students who are enrolled full time. There are also department scholarships available to accounting students and the PICPA scholarship for graduating seniors. Speak to an enrollment counselor about scholarship opportunities.

Yes. Carlow’s online business programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Submit an online application, along with transcripts and other required materials. Explore our admissions requirements.

A great feature of our online business program is that you can switch to in-person learning seamlessly if your needs change. Speak to our enrollment counselors about this option.

Our online program prepares you to sit for the CPA exam.

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*The total estimated tuition is $59,400, not including fees and other expenses. Tuition can vary depending on the number of transfer credits accepted.