The availability of online accounting and finance programs offer many options to choose from when it comes to selecting the length of your schooling. Most degree programs will last at least three years. However, if you have credits that can be used toward the degree they work towards shorten that time considerably.
A major advantage of taking online courses is the flexibility and comfort of studying in your own home on your own time. When choosing a program's length consider how many classes you can take per semester and how this will fit into your schedule. Going to school part-time versus full-time will alter the length of time it takes until completion significantly.