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Start a Career in Accounting

January 5th, 2011

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Individuals who aspire to move up the career ladder in the accounting field may be able to do so by earning a postsecondary education. Online colleges allow distance learners to expand upon their knowledge and obtain high-salaried jobs.

Recently, Stevens-Henager College announced that it will begin offering an accounting degree online for distance learners. Previously, the program had been offered solely on campus, but the school hopes to increase its online enrollment by providing the courses over the internet as well.

The accounting degree program that is offered on-campus at Stevens-Henegar College takes 36 months to complete. However, the same program is available on the internet, and can be completed within 30 months by distance learners. Topics addressed through these classes include payroll and computerized accounting as well as database management.

Distance learners who are interested in the program are required to conduct an online interview in order to qualify for enrollment. Applicants are also required to explain how they intend to pay for tuition.

Approximately 4 million students nationwide were enrolled in internet-based classes during the 2008 academic year, according to a report by the Babson Survey Research Group and the Sloan Consortium. Online colleges are offering individuals more opportunities to expand their knowledge and further their careers.

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