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Bachelor of Science

Business - Accounting

Program Details

Next Start Date
May 6
Est. Program Length
3-4 years
Cost Per Credit
Credit Hours
Transfer Credits Accepted

Program Overview

Learn to balance the books and grow the bottom line with an accredited online accounting degree.

With Jessup’s accredited online accounting degree, you will explore the different areas of accounting and become prepared to pursue a career in any industry as a highly competent and ethical professional. The degree combines a foundation in core business skills with specialized accounting topics, and you will gain a strong foundation in both the national and international accounting standards that you will encounter throughout your career. The program is ideal for those who wish to take the CPA exam or who want to work in a private industry as an assistant controller or a nonprofit or government organization.

Through our online accounting degree, you will acquire hands-on experience with the latest accounting software and learn how to utilize the software for instances such as preparing financial statements for auditing. Additionally, the program’s courses offer you the opportunity to immediately apply your knowledge to highly relevant, real-world scenarios, such as preparing federal tax returns, corporate financial statements and comprehensive audit plans.

The program includes a capstone course that helps prepare you for the workplace. The capstone is a strategic combination of accounting and business education and allows you to choose a topic within the industry to research, such as the pathway to taxation. The course also provides career planning and real job interviews prior to graduation.

Furthermore, you will fine-tune your problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills while acquiring the integrity that firms seek in a candidate. The program integrates ethical practices that are embedded in the Christian perspective of institution, helping you to become a more principled leader in the accounting field.

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Courses and Requirements

Jessup’s accredited online accounting degree includes a total of 128 credit hours, with 54 credits focused on business and accounting. Courses cover topics such as financial and managerial accounting, auditing and federal taxes. In addition, you can optionally complete a total of 150 credits to prepare for the CPA exam, with 30 credits focused on accounting.


Total courses are needed to complete this program.

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Applying to Jessup is simple. Be sure to apply early to ensure that there is enough time between submitting your application and the start date in case additional information is needed. Below are the steps to the admissions process.

  1. Pick a Program

    Choose an online program that you’re genuinely interested in as you’ll be studying it for a few years. Also, make sure you meet the requirements for that program. For our online accounting degree, there are no prerequisites. Additionally, there are six start dates for this program, so you can easily begin classes when it’s most convenient.

  2. Apply

    Submit your application. Be sure to include a copy of your undergrad transcript if you have one. Otherwise, submit a copy of your high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores. Even though Jessup doesn’t require a minimum GPA or minimum standardized test scores, both are considered during the decision process.

  3. Decision

    We’ll notify you of our decision. If you still wish to pursue your degree with Jessup and are accepted, congratulations! Don’t forget to respond to your acceptance letter.

Tuition Rates & Transfer Credits
Item Credits Cost/Credit Hour Totals
Tuition * 128 $410 $52,480
Maximum Transfer Credits 90 $410 ($36,900)
Total tuition with transfer credits: † $15,580
CPA Exam Preparation Total Credit Hours * 150 $410 $61,500
Maximum Transfer Credits 90 $410 ($36,900)
Total CPA Exam preparation with transfer credits: † $24,600

The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at (844) 224-5483 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.
† Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.

Financial Aid

Online students receive the same financial aid options as those attending classes on campus. Students receive a dedicated financial aid officer who will guide them through their available financial aid options. There are several grants, scholarships and loans available, and undergrad students are eligible for up to $12,500 per year in federal student loans.

Learn more about financial aid options.


Undergrads also can receive up to $2,000 per year with the Church Partnership Grant, which is reserved for candidates who attend supporting churches. Additionally, California residents who are graduating from high school or those transferring from a community college may apply for the Cal Grant. The grant does not need to be repaid and is funded by the state of California.

Find out more about the grants and scholarships available.

Prospective students who are transferring can complete their degree in two years with a full workload and 60 units transferred. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred per university policy, and credits may come from other regionally accredited institutions.

Learn more about transferring your credits.

Jessup proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to fully support our nation’s veterans. Veterans with 100-percent eligibility will have tuition costs and most fees completely covered. Additionally, up to $2,500 per year may be awarded to those who qualify for the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship.

Learn more about Jessup’s military friendliness.

Jessup is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the Association for Biblical Higher Education and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Career Outcomes

  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant

    A certified public accountant performs accounting, auditing and consulting tasks for individuals, a corporation or a government firm. They work with the financial documents that organizations are required by law to disclose, such as tax forms and balance sheet statements.

    Job growth
    Median annual salary
  • Auditor

    There are two types of auditors: internal and external. Internal auditors examine for the mismanagement of a business’s funds and work to improve the procedures of discovering and eradicating misuse and fraud. External auditors have similar duties but instead work outside of the organization and examine their client’s financial documents.

    Job growth
    Median annual salary

* All career outcome information is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Job growth percentage covers 2016 through 2026.

Why Choose Jessup?

  • High Rate of Success

    Excellent job placement rates, including internships and part- and full-time careers.

  • Learn Industry Tools

    Gain a strong understanding of cutting-edge accounting software.

  • Experienced Faculty

    Learn from faculty members who have real-world experience in the various areas of accounting.

Benefits of Learning Online

Studying online rather than in the classroom has its perks as it provides a great opportunity for students who are too far away to get the education they deserve at an affordable price. Plus, the courses take half the time to complete compared to those on campus.

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