Earning an associate's degree in Accounting from Penn Foster College will give you the qualifications and practical knowledge you will need to work in many business fields. Whether you are returning to school to finish a degree or have just started to pursue higher education, an associate's degree in Accounting will give you basic accounting and bookkeeping skills; the ability to analyze and create important financial documents; and provide a crash-course in business ethics. Some courses you will take in Penn Fosters associates degree program include economics; financial, managerial, and cost accounting; financial management; and computer applications in accounting. Penn Foster College offers online courses so that students may work and learn on their own schedule. Many students choose to transfer their associate-level credits towards a bachelors degree in Business or Accounting, while others choose to start immediately in an entry-level business position, as a payroll clerk in a corporate environment, a financial assistant in a non-profit organization, or something of the like.