Accounting and Statistics: Courses for Your Career Part 3

Online Course Options

The advantages of taking college courses online for those seeking additional qualifications while working are obvious. Flexible hours and the ability to work from home allow the maximization of a fulltime worker’s limited free time. It is possible to communicate directly with your employer to gain approval or suggestions for exactly what and where to study. Some employers even offer tuition assistance programs where they subsidize these courses. Needless to say, it is necessary to shop and compare when considering any college, online or not. But here are a few suggestions to start with.

There are many online colleges offering MBA programs. Distance Learning U identifies the following as excellent choices: University of Phoenix, American InterContinental University, Ashford University, Capella University, Kaplan University, Northeastern University, Post University, Saint Leo’s University, Walden University, and Washington State University.9

College Crunch’s top online programs include both all-online colleges and traditional colleges with online programs: Thunderbird School of Global Management, Duke University, Hough Graduate School of Business (U. Fla.), Indiana University, Smeal College of Business (Penn. State), Babson College, Isenberg School of Management (U. Mass. – Amherst), Northeastern University, Walden University, and DeVry University.10

EHow Family suggests Kaplan University, Strayer, Everest, and Grantham.11

It is also a very inexpensive option to start out with ACE approved courses and transfer the credits to a participating college. An online college Accounting I or Business Statistics course at StraighterLine will save you over two thirds of the cost of even the less expensive online colleges.

It may be necessary to take just one or two courses for your immediate purposes, or you may wish to extend your studies and go for an MBA or CPA qualifications. In any case, accounting and statistics courses are basic requirements for any program of business study. For clerical workers who wish to advance their careers, these courses are an excellent starting point.


9 10 Online MBA Schools, Distance learning U, Nov. 8, 2010 http://distancelearning.careeredublogs.com/tag/business-degree/

10 20 Best Business Schools: Traditional and Online, College Crunch, Nov. 25, 2008 http://www.collegecrunch.org/business/20-best-business-schools-traditional-and-online/

11 Laurie Rappeport, Home Study Accounting Degrees, eHow.com, Mar. 03, 2011 http://www.ehow.com/info_8013111_home-study-accounting-degrees.html