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Online Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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Explore The Language of Business.

LSU Alexandria

Get a degree that counts with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from LSUA Online. Acquire relevant preparation to enter a flexible, dynamic career in public accounting, industry, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations and businesses. Receive a well-rounded business education sought by many employers that includes creative problem solving, critical thinking, and in-depth knowledge of how an organization functions in today's evolving global environment.

Accounting professionals are in high demand -- which is why you can position yourself for great career advancement upon graduation of LSUA’s online BS in Accounting. Learn what it takes to launch a career as an accountant, financial controller, or accounting manager through a curriculum that is developed from the foundational principles and emerging trends that many employers are looking for.

Join the family of LSU campuses, offering nationally-ranked programs from campuses in Alexandria, Eunice and Shreveport, as well as the state flagship institution in Baton Rouge.

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Earn a degree on your time

Earning the online bachelor of science in accounting allows students to complete their coursework while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities.

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Continued support

Throughout your entire academic journey, a personal Learner Concierge and dedicated faculty will be available to answer questions and offer encouragement in your academic studies and career plans.

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Learn from experts

Led by experienced-field experts, the online bachelor of science in accounting is an advanced program that provides fundamental principles and techniques in a flexible learning environment.

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CPA preparation

Our graduates are prepared to pass the CPA examination with confidence. Students who plan to sit for the CPA exam should review the educational requirements of their State Board of CPAs.


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You may be able to find savings and earn credit from previous work or training, or as demonstrated by your industry certifications, through Prior Learning Assessment. Learn more.

Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $546

Total cost: $19,656

Course Listings
  • ENGL 1001 English Composition | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENGL 1002 English Composition II | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education Social Sciences | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 1021 College Algebra | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 2011 General Statistics | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education Natural Sciences | Credit Hours: 9
  • CMST 2060 Public Speaking | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education History | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education Humanities | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education Fine Arts | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 2001 Financial Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 2101 Managerial Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
  • CMIS 1105 Personal Productivity Using IT Tools | Credit Hours: 3
  • ECON 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics | Credit Hours: 3
  • ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics | Credit Hours: 3
  • FINC 3715 Business Finance | Credit Hours: 3
  • MGMT 3200 Principles of Management | Credit Hours: 3
  • MGMT 4830 Business Policy | Credit Hours: 3
  • MKTG 3401 Principles of Marketing | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 3020 Intermediate Accounting I | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 3021 Intermediate Accounting II | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 4100 Financial Reporting and Analysis | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 3121 Cost Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 3221 Tax Accounting I | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 4022 Advanced Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 4123 Auditing | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 4221 Tax Accounting II | Credit Hours: 3
  • ACCT 4421 Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting | Credit Hours: 3
  • Advanced Accounting Electives | Credit Hours: 6
  • BLAW 3201 Business Law I | Credit Hours: 3
  • BLAW 3202 Business Law II | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENGL 2001 or 3002 Technical Writing | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 1431 Calculus w/Business Economic Application | Credit Hours: 3
  • BUSN 1001 Introduction to Business | Credit Hours: 3
  • Free Electives | Credit Hours: 6

Choose one of the following:

  • MGMT 4420 Multinational Management | Credit Hours: 3
  • MKTG 4443 International Marketing | Credit Hours: 3
Admission Requirements

Completion of TOPS University Diploma, or its equivalent college readiness core curriculum at time of high school graduation

High School GPA of 2.0 or higher AND one of the following:

  • No more than one Developmental Course (or qualify for co-requisite delivery of Freshman Composition or College Algebra)
  • ACT Composite of 20* or greater
What Will You Study

The online Bachelor of Science In Accounting is delivered completely online and led by accounting field-experts at LSUA. Students will gain a thorough understanding of accountung and emerging techniques relevant to the profession. Additionally, our program prepares graduates to pass the CPA examination and practice in the public or private accounting industry with confidence.