Take Accounting online at your own pace

Explore the fundamental concepts of accounting, including bookkeeping and preparing financial reports, with this self-paced, online course. Take up to two Sophia courses at a time for just $79 a month.

  • ACE Credit®-recommended for 3.0 semester credits

  • 12532 students successfully completed

Course description

Sophia’s Accounting course helps you master the fundamental principles and procedures of the modern practice of accounting. You will gain practical experience with bookkeeping and preparing financial reports within the context of operating a sole proprietorship.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete nine Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and four Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify accounting fundamentals
  • Analyze financial reporting
  • Apply principles of accounting for merchandising operations
  • Analyze advanced accounting topics

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  • Take the first Challenge of any course
  • Go at your own pace
  • Access anytime, anywhere
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FAQ

Access the course content through the first Challenge of any of Sophia’s 30+ courses.

Check Sophia’s list of partner schools to see if your school is on the list. If not, contact your registrar to learn about your school’s transfer credit policy and if Sophia coursework can be submitted for transfer.

Sophia course completions do not expire and will be available to submit for transfer when you’re ready. At that time, check with your school’s registrar for their credit transfer policies.

If you’ve completed the first Challenge during your free trial, you can pick up right where you left off after you become a Sophia member.

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An ACE Credit®-recommended learning pathway

Sophia’s ACE Credit®- and DEAC-recommended courses have been accepted for credit at hundreds of colleges and universities.

The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 33 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.

The DEAC is a national accrediting organization that evaluates distance education curriculum. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education recognize the DEAC as a trusted distance education authority.