Accounting degree

Prepare for in-demand jobs with a Park University accounting degree.

What will you be prepared for with an accounting degree?

Park University’s undergraduate accounting degree prepares you for accounting-related careers in industry and not-for-profit and/or government sectors. You will also be prepared to undertake additional undergraduate or graduate study to pursue professional certification in public accounting (CPA).

Locations & Learning Options

Campus Centers, Online & Parkville

Bachelor of Science in Accounting – 69 Hours

Bachelor of Science in Management/Accounting – 69 Hours

Business Administration, Accounting Concentration, B.S. – 69 Hours

Associate of Science in Management/Accounting – 33 Hours

Online & Parkville

Accounting Minor (For Business Majors) – 18–21 Hours

Accounting Minor (For Non-Business Majors) – 18-21 Hours

Undergraduate Accounting Degrees

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Graduate Accounting Degrees

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Kirby R. Brown


Dean, College of Management
kirby.brown@park.edu

Dr. Lacey Finley

Program Chair
Assistant Professor of Management
lfinley@park.edu

Dr. Adrian James

Associate Dean of School of Business
Professor of Management
adrian.james@park.edu

Dr. Penelope DeJong


Associate Professor of Marketing
Penelope.DeJong@Park.edu

Mohamed Abualhaija


Associate Professor of Accounting
mohamed.abualhaija@park.edu

Linda Bell


Lecturer in Accounting
linda.bell@park.edu

Kristen Whiteley


Assistant Professor of Accounting
kristen.whiteley@park.edu

Follow the Money with an Accounting Degree

Park University’s accounting degree prepares you for a professional career in the field. We emphasize professional ethics, practical skills and industry-standard technologies. If you’d like to pursue graduate study in accounting, business administration or law, Park’s Accounting degree is an excellent start.

Accountants are always in high demand, no matter the economic climate. An accounting degree is one of the top 10 degrees that employers consistently seek. According to the Institute of Management Accountants, accountants with the CPA and CMA credentials, on average, earn an annual salary of $125,094.

Accounting Career Opportunities

Accountants are in demand. Even during periods of a weak economy, job opportunities in the field of accounting continue. The accounting field offers a diverse range of career paths, including:

  • Public Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Government and Nonprofit Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • FBI Agent
  • IRS Agent
  • Internal Auditor
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner

The accounting field offers many opportunities for professional certifications that can advance your career. Our program prepares you for the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) exams which you can complete before you graduate.

We also offer CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam prep classes as part of our public accounting track in our MBA program. So with just a few more classes, you can achieve a MBA degree and prepare to sit for the CPA exam.

Companies that hire Park University students

  • BKD LLP
  • RubinBrown LLP
  • Sprint
  • Cerner
  • State Street Corporation
  • Seaboard Corporation
  • Smithfield Foods
  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition
  • UMB Bank
  • Waddell & Reed
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Jack Henry & Associates
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
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Accounting Program Highlights

The Park University School of Business, on our flagship Parkville, Missouri, campus, is one of the most progressive business schools in the U.S. You’ll benefit from small classes with personalized attention from our esteemed faculty, a comprehensive curriculum and extraordinary internship opportunities.

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.