Alaska Accounting Degrees Online and On-Campus

There are 24 accounting degree programs in Alaska in our directory (5 Associates, 9 Bachelors, 4 Masters, and 0 Doctorate).

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One of the top-paying states in the field of accounting and auditing is in Alaska with many opportunities in the largest city, Anchorage. Fairbanks offers fewer opportunity but has higher average salaries, and both of these locations host universities that prepare students for their accounting careers.

AACSB-Accredited Accounting Programs in Alaska

Students can expect a quality education with experienced faculty members and plenty of resources to explore when pursuing a degree at a school accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). There are two universities that have this designation for their undergraduate business programs, and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks has a specific Accounting certification.

Here is a quick list of Alaska accounting degrees (all levels):

  • Alaska Pacific University: Bachelors in information systems
  • Charter College Online Associates in Business Management Online Associates in Computerized Accounting Online Bachelors in Business Management Online Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Ilisagvik College Associates in Accounting Administration Associates in Business Administration Certificate in Accounting Administration
  • University of Alaska Anchorage Bachelors in Business Management Bachelors in Economics Bachelors in General Accounting Certificate in Bookkeeping
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University of Alaska-Fairbanks - Bachelor of Business Administration

The School of Management offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, which is the exclusive program in the state of Alaska that is accredited with the AACSB Accounting certification. Students will gain technical and soft skills when preparing for their accounting career and take advantage of career services and internship opportunities provided by the school.

There are 120 credit hours needed to complete the program, including general education in arts, humanities, and social sciences. Degree-specific courses include Business Ethics, Accounting Information Systems, and Internal and Government Auditing. The curriculum provides an opportunity to prepare for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) licensure.

Students opting for a minor in accounting need to complete Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, and nine credit hours of upper-level electives that are related to accounting. A C- grade or higher must be earned in all courses to receive the accounting minor.

Benefits of taking the program at UAF is the low overall number of undergraduate students in the program. This gives an opportunity for students to have more time with faculty members who hold certifications in accounting and years of experience in accounting. Students have gone on to careers as budget analysts, financial managers, and certified internal auditors.

University of Alaska-Anchorage - Bachelor of Business Administration

The College of Business and Public Policy has accreditation in a number of their programs, including the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Students will learn important skills such as preparing tax returns, and analyzing transactions to develop budget reports and make financial decisions for a company. They can also identify fraudulent activity and investigate the root of these problems.

120 credits are needed over a four-year span to complete the Bachelor's degree. Graduates from the program will be prepared to take licensure exams as a CPA, Certified Management Accountant, and Certified Fraud Examiner. This program does not have an online option and must be completed at the Anchorage campus.

Examples of courses that students will take in the major include Strategic Management, Corporate Finance, and Organizational Theory and Behavior. Two levels of Intermediate Accounting must be completed at the school or transferred over from an AACSB-accredited institution. At least 50 percent of business credits must be earned at UAA.

SchoolLevelProgramAdmissions

Seton Hall University

MasterOnline Master of Science in AccountingWebsite

Georgetown University

MasterMaster of Science in FinanceWebsite

Fairleigh Dickinson University

MasterMaster of Science in AccountingWebsite

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

MasterMS in FinanceWebsite

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Online Master of Accounting Programs in Alaska

Students are able to conveniently study Master's programs in accounting online to further their career and maintain their job at the same time. In many cases, these graduate programs will spread education out for students so they take just one or two courses at one time. One popular format is taking one course for seven to eight weeks with no live classes, keeping up with assignment deadlines and exam schedules.

At this time, there are no online programs that offer a Master's degree within accounting. The University of Alaska in Fairbanks does offer an online Master of Business Administration program. While there is no concentration in accounting, students can select General Management and pick courses that are related to accounting topics.

For example, students can complete three courses under General Management, including Contemporary Topics in Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, and Strategic Collaboration. Students can gain the education needed for professional accounting careers while studying business management. This concentration is available entirely online along with the core courses of the MBA program.

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Alaska Accounting Careers Salary Information

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Alaska is one of the higher-paid states in the field of accounting. The annual mean wage is approximately $82,040, with Fairbanks having approximately 200 workers in the profession and a higher average wage of $94,680. The Fairbanks metropolitan area is the fourth-highest in the country, trailing locations like New York City and San Jose in California.

Alaska Accounting Organization: Leslie J. Schmitz CPA

Average salaries in Anchorage are closer to the statewide average and offers the largest amount of job opportunities in accounting. Leslie J. Schmitz is an organization that has CPAs who help small businesses prepare their financial goals, perform audit reviews, or handling cash flow crisis. Prior to utilizing these services, entrepreneurs can set the foundation of their new business through this firm.

For individuals, they provide financial planning and estate planning for improved money management. They also provide additional help when using QuickBooks for their tax preparation needs. While this software is already made to be user friendly, these services provide supplemental help to correctly complete tax forms with proper disclosures and deductions.

Alaska Accounting Career Summary

Employment Change: +80 jobs added between 2014 and 2024, an estimated average of 60 new accountant or auditor jobs in Alaska per year.

Online Accounting Degrees Accepting Applicants

SchoolLevelProgramAdmissions

Seton Hall University

MasterOnline Master of Science in AccountingWebsite

Georgetown University

MasterMaster of Science in FinanceWebsite

Fairleigh Dickinson University

MasterMaster of Science in AccountingWebsite

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

MasterMS in FinanceWebsite

University of West Alabama

BachelorBachelor of Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

Illinois College

BachelorBA in AccountingWebsite

Eastern Oregon University

BachelorBachelor in AccountingWebsite

West Virginia State

BachelorBS in Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

West Virginia State

BachelorBS in Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA Economic Crime and Fraud ManagementWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Insurance & Risk ManagementWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMS in AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

University of West Alabama

BachelorBachelor of Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

University of Saint Mary

MasterMBA Finance ConcentrationWebsite

University of Saint Mary

MasterMBA Finance ConcentrationWebsite

All Schools with Accounting Degrees in Alaska

Alaska Pacific University

Anchorage AK
  • Bachelors in information systems

Charter College

Anchorage AK
  • Online Associates in Business Management
  • Online Associates in Computerized Accounting
  • Online Bachelors in Business Management
  • Online Certificate in Bookkeeping

Ilisagvik College

Barrow AK
  • Associates in Accounting Administration
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Accounting Administration

University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage AK
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Certificate in Business Technology
  • Masters in Business Management

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks AK
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Economics

University of Alaska Southeast

Juneau AK
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Accounting Administration
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Masters in Business Administration

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