Accounting degree

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

Park University’s accounting degree prepares you for a career as a professional accountant in industry, public accounting (CPA), and not-for-profit and/or government sectors. You will also be prepared for graduate study and have the skills you’ll need to pursue professional certification in accounting.

Locations & Learning Options

  • Parkville, MO
  • Online
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Lenexa, KS
  • El Paso, TX
  • Malmstrom AFB (
    MT)
  • Parkville, MO
  • Online
  • Kansas City, MO-Metro Locations
  • Phoenix, AZ- Luke AFB
  • Tucson, AZ- Davis Monthan AFB
  • Little Rock, AR- Little Rock AFB
  • Barstow, CA- Barstow Community College
  • Fort Irwin, CA- Fort Irwin Base
  • Victorville, CA- Victor Valley College
  • Valdosta, GA – Moody AFB
  • Mountain Home, ID- Mountain Home AFB
  • Belleville, IL- Scott AFB
  • Bedford, MA- Hanscom AFB
  • Knob Noster, MO- Whiteman AFB
  • Waynesville, MO- Fort Leonard Wood
  • Great Falls, MT- Malmstrom AFB
  • Alamogordo, NM- Holloman AFB
  • Havelock, NC- MCAS Cherry Point
  • Grand Forks, ND- Grand Forks AFB
  • Minot, ND- Minot AFB
  • Dayton, OH- Wright Patterson AFB
  • Oklahoma City, OK- Tinker AFB
  • Beaufort, SC- MCAS Beaufort
  • Charleston, SC- Joint Base Charleston
  • Millington, TN- NSA Mid-South
  • Austin, TX
  • Del Rio, TX – Laughlin AFB
  • El Paso, TX
  • Fort Bliss, TX
  • Northeast San Antonio, TX- Randolph AFB
  • San Angelo, TX- Goodfellow AFB
  • San Antonio, TX- Lackland AFB
  • Ogden, UT- Hill AFB
  • Arlington, VA- MCB Henderson Hall
  • Fort Myer, VA
  • Quantico, VA- MCB Quantico
  • Spokane, WA- Fairchild AFB
  • Cheyenne, WY- F.E. Warren AFB
  • Kansas City, MO-Metro Locations
  • Phoenix, AZ- Luke AFB
  • Tucson, AZ- Davis Monthan AFB
  • Little Rock, AR- Little Rock AFB
  • Barstow, CA- Barstow Community College
  • Fort Irwin, CA- Fort Irwin Base
  • Victorville, CA- Victor Valley College
  • Valdosta, GA- Moody AFB
  • Mountain Home, ID- Mountain Home AFB
  • Belleville, IL- Scott AFB
  • Bedford, MA- Hanscom AFB
  • Knob Noster, MO- Whiteman AFB
  • Waynesville, MO- Fort Leonard Wood
  • Great Falls, MT- Malmstrom AFB
  • Alamogordo, NM- Holloman AFB
  • Havelock, NC- MCAS Cherry Point
  • Grand Forks, ND- Grand Forks AFB
  • Minot, ND- Minot AFB
  • Dayton, OH- Wright Patterson AFB
  • Oklahoma City, OK- Tinker AFB
  • Beaufort, SC- MCAS Beaufort
  • Charleston, SC- Joint Base Charleston
  • Millington, TN- NSA Mid-South
  • Austin, TX
  • Del Rio, TX- Laughlin AFB
  • El Paso, TX
  • Fort Bliss, TX
  • Northeast San Antonio, TX- Randolph AFB
  • San Angelo, TX- Goodfellow AFB
  • San Antonio, TX- Lackland AFB
  • Ogden, UT- Hill AFB
  • Arlington, VA – MCB Henderson Hall
  • Fort Myer, VA
  • Quantico, VA- MCB Quantico
  • Spokane, WA- Fairchild AFB
  • Cheyenne, WY – F.E. Warren AFB

Accounting B.S.

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Business Administration Accounting Concentration B.S.

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Management/Accounting B.S.

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Public Accounting, Graduate Certificate

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Management Accounting, Graduate Certificate

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Management/Accounting A.S.

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Accounting (For Business Majors) Minor

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Accounting (For Non-Business Majors) Minor

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Dr. Robert Kao

Chair
Associate Professor of Finance
rkao@park.edu

Kirby R. Brown


Dean, College of Management
kirby.brown@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

Dr. Jolene A. Lampton


Associate Professor of Management/Accounting
jolene.lampton@park.edu

Follow the Money

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.

Careers

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:

  • IRS Agent
  • Internal Auditor
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner

An accounting degree 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 both an MBA degree and a CPA certification.

You’ll also be ready to enter sub-fields of accounting such as:

  • Public Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Government and Nonprofit Accounting
  • Tax Accounting

 

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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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.