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

What will you be prepared for with an accounting degree?

Park University’s undergraduate degree in accounting 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

  • Online
  • Parkville
  • Gilbert
  • Campus Centers





Dr. Lacey Finley

Program Chair
Assistant Professor of Management

Adrian James

Dr. Adrian James

Associate Dean, Robert W. Plaster School of Business
Associate Professor of Management

Linda Bell

Lecturer in Accounting

Kristen Whiteley

Kristen Whiteley

Assistant Professor of Accounting

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 degree in accounting 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 accounting degree 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 degree track in our MBA program. So with just a few more classes, you can achieve an MBA degree and prepare to sit for the CPA exam.

Need the flexibility of an online accounting degree? You have the option to complete your accounting degree online, or if you would prefer face-to-face classes, we offer accounting degree programs on campus at a number of locations.

Companies that hire Park University students

  • 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’s Robert W. Plaster School of Business, on our flagship Parkville 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.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)

See also the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.), Accounting.

Related programs

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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