With the diversity of educational options available to today's student, it's possible to choose from a number of interesting formats when reviewing accounting schools. And it’s also possible to enroll in an accounting school no matter where the student is located.
Most major university systems have accounting schools as part of their operations. These specialized accounting schools may be designated as a college or department operating under the school's overall base of operations.
Smaller educational institutions may not list their accounting schools as separate entities but will include accounting programs as part of their overall educational catalog.
Many students begin their studies in accounting schools offered through junior and community colleges. The institutions offer two- and three-year programs that allow the student to take basic accounting classes along with other core subjects before moving to university settings for the more specialized accounting classes.
Some employers are quite eager to hire graduates from the junior and community college accounting schools. These employers usually value the educational experience attained and will enroll new employees in rigorous internal accounting training programs that are tailored specifically to the needs of their industries or companies.
It's almost impossible today to find an employer who is not using a computerized accounting system in one form or another. The need for employees proficient with such equipment and software programs means students with access to computers can find many accounting schools online, where they will "attend" school using exactly the same tools they will use later on the job.
Online accounting schools are often affiliated with traditional universities which taught accounting long before the advent of the high-technology age.
Students looking for online schools should make sure any schools of interest are accredited by the appropriate entities for their educational region. These online schools must meet the same credentials as those teaching from localized campus settings.