Ever wondered “what is accounting school?” Attending a school of accounting is your start to getting a job as an accountant. In accounting school, you’ll be asked to participate in a combination of lectures, coursework, group projects, and exams. All of these activities will build up to give you the knowledge you need to either enter the workforce directly as an accountant, ask for that big pay rise, or start thinking about sitting the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) exam.
Depending on what you want out of your education, you may be looking for an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree in accounting, and we break down all of these options over on our Degree Paths section.
In general, you should be prepared to commit 25-30 hours a week to learning and completing course content to be successful, although this time commitment will vary by school. If you must stay working during your school, it may be best to think about online accounting schools, which provide much more flexibility for your course work and give more opportunities to work simultaneously. We break down the in class vs online accounting course option to give you a better look at this big decision.
Once you’ve decided that you want to extra money and job security that accounting may give you, it’s time to find the right school. The Accounting Path team can help you there too. Jump on over to our college search page to find the perfect course for you, or look at our top accounting schools that give you the best options for lots of different types of students.