Why Choose New England College of Business?
New England College of Business has been educating successful finance and business professionals for over 100 years. Our online learning platform is ideal for today’s busy working adult. We understand the need for access to high-quality online degrees and provide programs that are:
Lowest tuition among all private four-year colleges in New England (U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center, 2011-2017).
Courses are 100% online, allowing you to study anytime and anywhere.
Career-focused coursework is led by faculty with real-world experience.
Our degree programs are regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
Our interactive online learning environment was recognized with a 2014 Gold Award for Best Practices (USDLA) and the ACHE Award for Creative Use of Technology, and our degree programs are consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report.
New England College of Business’s Associate of Science in Accounting (ASA) offers an introduction to the language of business — Accounting! Employing a foundational theory and practice model, students in this program will rapidly gain the knowledge of the overarching principles of accounting while applying the skill achieved and demonstrating the abilities of an entry level accountant. The AS in Accounting also serves as an interim credential en route to the BS in Accounting for those students who want to continue to expand their knowledge base in the accounting profession. In essence, this program will offer a dynamic approach to understanding the depth and breadth of the first level of the accounting profession.
For a complete list of courses, download the online associate degree in accounting program curriculum worksheet. You may also view full course descriptions here here.
Associate Degree Online
The Associate of Science in Accounting degree online serves as a foundation for students who are interested in the financial work done in all organizations. With a focus on building the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be successful, the accounting degree offers:
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Management in Organizations
- Basic Accounting Knowledge including Financial Statement preparation and Analysis
- Use of Relevant and Current Accounting Systems
Is the Associate of Science in Accounting right for you?
There’s a good reason why they say “You can do anything with an Accounting Degree, but you cannot be an Accountant with any other degree.” Accountants are the decision-makers in business and help to keep organizations compliant with the principles, rules, and laws of any industry. Earning an Associate of Science in Accounting can be that first step in climbing the business ladder. We understand that this may be just the start of your accounting education, we have deliberately designed the ASA program so that all credits obtained in it will transfer into the NECB Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
In addition to the sense of accomplishment that comes with earning this credential, students who complete the New England College of Business’s ASA will have the knowledge and skills necessary to take the QuickBooks Pro exam offered through Intuit.
Career Preparation for ASA Graduates
Several occupations require a minimum of an associate’s degree in accounting or a related field. Careers for those who obtain an Associate of Science in Accounting include entry-level positions in nearly all industries. Common positions held by those with an Associates in Accounting include:
- Entry-Level Bookkeeper
- Accounts Payable Clerk
- Accounts Receivable Clerk
- Payroll Clerk
- Accounting Assistant
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 6 undergraduate sessions. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission representative, who can help you explore financial options. Your admission representative can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application and providing undergraduate transcripts.