Arizona Accounting Degrees Online and On-Campus

There are 144 accounting degree programs in Arizona in our directory (54 Associates, 29 Bachelors, 14 Masters, and 8 Doctorate).

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Accredited accounting programs are available at two of the largest institutions in the state of Arizona. The vast majority of career opportunities in this field within the state are located in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

AACSB-Accredited Accounting Programs in Arizona

Students can receive accredited higher education in accounting that has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, two of the popular public institutions in the state, have these opportunities for students. General business accreditation has been given to Northern Arizona University and Thunderbird School of Global Management, the latter being acquired from ASU.

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

  • Arizona State University: Bachelors in Business Administration Bachelors in Economics Bachelors in Financial Services Bachelors in General Accounting Doctorate in Economics Doctorate in Finance Doctorate in General Accounting Masters in Business Administration Masters in Business Taxation Masters in General Accounting
  • Central Arizona College Associates in General Accounting Certificate in General Accounting
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Arizona State University - Master of Accountancy

The W.P. Carey School of Business offers the Master of Accountancy that has high employment rates based on the quality and accreditation process the program has gone through. Through the partnership with KPMG, students have an ability to complete a customized version of the degree that has a concentration in Data and Analytics. The school also offers a related Master of Taxation degree that also holds AACSB accreditation.

Accounting related courses you might take

Examples of courses in the program include Advanced Financial Accounting, Financial Forensics and Fraud Detection, and Taxes and Business Strategy. Resources that students can explore in the program include reaching out to alumni for mentoring capability, certification exam preparation, and networking opportunities through the Meet the Firms career fair in the fall.

Entry requirements

In order to get into the program, prerequisites include Principles of Auditing, Enterprise Process Analysis and Design, Fundamentals of Finance, and two levels of Intermediate Financial Accounting. All of these courses must be completed with a C grade or higher. Students that do not have these credits are able to complete them on campus, but before entering the program.

What can you do with this degree?

Graduates will have the ability to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in the states of Arizona and California. Other state certifications must be reviewed in order to determine if the academic requirements are met. Based on survey data from the university, 93 percent of graduates have found employment within 90 days after completing the program.

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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Northern Arizona University - MBA in Accounting

The W. A. Franke College of Business has a Professional Program in Accounting that combines the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and the Master of Business Administration in Accounting into a five-year program. Duplicate courses will count toward the curriculum requirements for both degrees. This provides the needed academic requirements to become a professional accountant in Arizona.

What can you do with this degree?

Benefits to completing the MBA at NAU is the development of ethics and legal knowledge to determine company actions, gaining self improvement skills such as building strong relationships with others in the cohort, and having stronger ability to communicate with team members and presenting information. Graduates have gone on to work at companies such as Intel, KPMG, and Raytheon.

Entry requirements

To gain admission into the program, prospective students should hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They should submit Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores, show completion of a Finite Mathematics course or higher, updated resume, and answering essay questions in the application process. Prospective students that do not have a business background but are accepted will have to complete additional foundational courses.

The program has a goal to showcase a strong community between students and faculty members to prepare them for a successful career in accounting. In order to graduate with the MBA degree, students must complete the 30 credit hours needed in the curriculum within six years and passing each course with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

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Online Master of Accounting Programs in Arizona

Thunderbird School of Global Management – Master of Applied Leadership and Management

The Thunderbird School of Global Management is now under Arizona State University and is also accredited by the AACSB. One of the related degrees earned in this school is the online Master of Applied Leadership and Management, which requires 30 credit hours in the curriculum and can be completed within one to two years. There is an option to complete a hybrid format of this program with both on-campus and online courses.

Accounting related courses you might take

One accounting course example in this program is Managing with Numbers in Global Accounting, which emphasizes managerial accounting with a global economic focus. Other courses that students will complete in the program include Leading Digital and Data Decision Making, Financial Value Creation for Leaders, and Communicating and Negotiating in a Dynamic World.

Prospective students can enter the program by gaining a B grade or better in the four courses offered through the MicroMasters certificate. Application submission requirements include a resume and transcripts that show completion of an undergraduate degree. There should be at least two years of work experience before applying to the program.

University of Arizona – Master of Science in Accounting

The Eller College of Management offers an online Master of Science in Accounting that is accredited by the AACSB. It takes just over a year to complete the program and students will be prepared for the CPA licensure exam in the state. Elective courses can be taken in the specializations of finance, marketing, management information systems, and more.

Accounting related courses you might take

This curriculum, which requires 30 credit hours to complete, is divided up with 18 credit hours of direct accounting education and 12 credit hours of electives in accounting or under the MBA program. There are six different start times that students can enter the program.

To gain a quicker education with a customization of courses in this program, students may consider the online graduate certificate. Students are able to complete up to 18 credit hours for any profession and there is a possibility to gain the proper education to meet academic requirements for specific states. If the student chooses to finish the full program, credit will be applied from the certificate.

Prospective students should have a Bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and those between a 2.75 and 3.0 GPA may consider the graduate certificate. Prerequisite courses include Introduction to Federal Taxation and two levels of Intermediate Financial Accounting. Students are able to complete these courses in the summer as part of the program if they do not already have credit for them.

Arizona Accounting Careers Salary Information

The state of Arizona has over 19,000 workers represented as accountants and auditors according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most of this contingent is located in the Phoenix metropolitan area with over 15,000 workers alone. Average salary across the state is approximately $69,340 annually.

Haynie and Company

One of the top accounting firms within Phoenix is Haynie and Company, which has combined services with Duskin and Duskin back in 2019 and offer financial help and consulting for business owners and executives. Some of their business services include managing cash flow to prepare for any potential emergency situations and project what takes place when investments or acquisitions are made. They can also help with the creation of a new business, or offers tax consultation for nonprofit organizations.

Arizona Accounting Career Summary

Employment Change: +5,480 jobs added between 2014 and 2024, an estimated average of 1,090 new accountant or auditor jobs in Arizona 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 Arizona

Arizona State University

Tempe AZ
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in Financial Services
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Doctorate in Economics
  • Doctorate in Finance
  • Doctorate in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Taxation
  • Masters in General Accounting

Central Arizona College

Coolidge AZ
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Chandler/Gilbert Community College

Chandler AZ
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting

Coconino County Community College

Flagstaff AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Certificate in Accounting Administration

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher AZ
  • Associates in Bookkeeping
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Management

Estrella Mountain Community College

Avondale AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Finance
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Everest College-Mesa

Mesa AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Online Associates in Business Administration
  • Online Associates in General Accounting
  • Online Bachelors in Business Administration

Everest College-Phoenix

Phoenix AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Online Associates in Business Administration
  • Online Associates in General Accounting
  • Online Bachelors in Business Administration

GateWay Community College

Phoenix AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Glendale Community College

Glendale AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Associates in Professional Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix AZ
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Online Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Online Bachelors in Business Management
  • Online Bachelors in Finance
  • Online Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Online Masters in Business Administration

IIA College

Phoenix AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Diploma in Business Technology

Lamson College

Tempe AZ
  • Associates in Business Management

Maricopa Skill Center

Phoenix AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Technology
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Mesa Community College

Mesa AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Leadership
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in Business Technology

Mohave Community College

Kingman AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff AZ
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Certificate in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

Northland Pioneer College

Holbrook AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Technology

Paradise Valley Community College

Phoenix AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Leadership
  • Associates in Business Technology

Phoenix College

Phoenix AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Finance
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Finance
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Pima Community College

Tucson AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Technology
  • Certificate in Forensic Accounting
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Rio Salado College

Tempe AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in General Accounting
  • Online Associates in Business Administration
  • Online Associates in General Accounting
  • Online Certificate in Business Administration
  • Online Certificate in General Accounting

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Certificate in Business Management

University of Arizona

Tucson AZ
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Doctorate in Business Management
  • Doctorate in Economics
  • Doctorate in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Management
  • Masters in Economics
  • Masters in General Accounting

University of Phoenix-Online Campus

Phoenix AZ
  • Online Associates in Business Administration
  • Online Associates in General Accounting
  • Online Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Online Bachelors in Business Management
  • Online Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Online Doctorate in Business Administration
  • Online Doctorate in Business Leadership
  • Online Masters in Business Administration
  • Online Masters in Business Management
  • Online Masters in General Accounting

Western International University

Phoenix AZ
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

Yavapai College

Prescott AZ
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Accounting Administration
  • Certificate in Business Management

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