Cheap/Free course in Bookkeeping or Accounting?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by TomICAVols, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. TomICAVols

    TomICAVols New Member

    Anyone know of a cheap or free course or tutorial (website, CDROM, print-based, etc.) in Bookkeeping or Accounting? Need a little brush-up before I take managerial accounting in my MBA program.
  2. philosophicalme

    philosophicalme New Member

  3. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist


    San Juan College offers a "Fundamentals of Accounting" (ACCT201) course online. This is a 3cr. Undergrad (lower level) course. San Juan is an RA school in New Mexico. Tuition is only $35/credit hour!

    BTW. I understand that you already have your undergrad, but for those of you looking for an inexpensive source for online RA courses, you can't get much cheaper than San Juan!

    Also, San Juan a number of Associate degrees online, including: Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology.

    - Tom
  4. Pilot

    Pilot Member

    Penn foster / formerly Education Direct DETC Accredited
    55$ per semester hour includes books
    Some of the courses are ACE Approved
  5. jimnagrom

    jimnagrom New Member

    Re: Re: Cheap/Free course in Bookkeeping or Accounting?

    I advise many students on degree completion strategies.

    The $64 question for many is: Will Excelsior count it towards their accounting/math requirement?
  6. Mark A. Sykes

    Mark A. Sykes Member

    In the free category, there is the AccountingCoach Web site. In-depth explanations of key accounting topics hyperlinked to a 1000-word glossary, plus drills and exams.

    For low cost comes Accounting for Dummies, which views accounting from the non-accountant businessman's perspective and delivers the 10,000-foot overview for which the book series is best known.

    Also, Schaum's Guideline of Managerial Accounting gives a consise (well, 336 pages) summary of the subject along with 490 solved problems.

    Good luck in your studies.
  7. don_jackson

    don_jackson New Member

    You can obtain certification, if you choose, through a professional organization such as AIPB (American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers) or the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants), respectively. Both are very good degree. I am a certified AIPB bookkeeper. After completion of my degree a year ago I have started my own journey. With two of my friend started our own business. Took some free subscription from Zipbooks. We are very new in business that's why free bookkeeping services software was preferable to us. I don't think I am going to apply for a job in near future. We have a very good plan to develop ourselves and how to increase our business areas.
  8. geoffs

    geoffs Member

    If you need the structure, yes San Juan College is a great option. For free look at Home - which is really a 6 Credit hour 1st year course or even close (not quite) 9 credit hours at many schools. The books are also available as PDF from
  9. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    If you're just looking to refresh your knowledge and don't need credits I'd suggest that you consider Coursera, EdX or some other MOOC.
  10. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    When I was studying for the CLEP accounting exams, I found Investopedia to be rife with info. Also, at one point I was considering taking the free courses at . I can't attest at all to the quality because I haven't even sampled what they offer, but I can at least tell you that it exists. They offer completion certificates for their program, which is pretty nifty IMO. Also, Khan Academy has a wealth of accounting videos.
  11. Chris Booker

    Chris Booker New Member

    You can get some good information on YouTube or you can visit online accounting services.

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