Accounting, Associate Degree | Online | American Public University | United States
24 months
285 USD/credit 8550 USD/year
285 USD/credit 8550 USD/year
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The Accounting Associate Degree (AD) course at the American Public University teaches the basics of accounting fundamentals including the tools needed for building financial statements. 


Course Details

Become proficient in the basics of accounting, including how to use the tools needed to build financial statements, with this Accounting Associate Degree (AD) course at the American Public University.

APU’s online associate degree in accounting program uses simulations and labs for an immersive learning experience. You explore business strategy development, financial statement analysis, budgeting, economics, management, and business ethics. Through our associate in accounting program, you gain a working understanding of best practices in bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing. Using various financial statements, you learn how to record, present, and analyze key financial data. 

What You Will Do

  • Create business and accounting-related reports and presentations
  • Prepare financial statements from raw financial data
  • Understand how accounting is used by managers, investors, businesses, and regulatory agencies
  • Complete an accounting analysis and explain how it is used to assist in making managerial decisions and controlling the financial aspects of a business operation
  • Learn the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and how they are established


  • This program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Accounting 
  • Basics of Business
  • Basic Productivity Applications
  • Intermediate Accounting 
  • Law and Ethics in the Business Environment
  • Financial Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Courses start monthly 


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 24 months.

$250 with military grant


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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