Accounting

Prepare for in-demand jobs in the field of accounting.

Park University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting 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
  • 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

B.S. ACCOUNTING MAJOR - 66 HOURS, 2.0 GPA

BUSINESS CORE ……………………………………………………. 36 cr.

AC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting …………. 3 cr.

AC 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting ………. 3 cr.

EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics ……………….. 3 cr.

EC 142 Principles of Microeconomics ……………….. 3 cr.

FI 360 Financial Management …………………………. 3 cr.

IB 315 International Business Perspectives ………… .3 cr.

MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics …………………… 3 cr.

MG 260 Business Law I ……………………………………. 3 cr.

MG 315 Advanced Business Statistics ………………….. 3 cr.

MG 371 Management and Organizational Behavior ……………………….. 3 cr.

MG 495 Business Policy ……………………………………. 3 cr.

MK 351 Principles of Marketing ………………………… 3 cr.

ACCOUNTING CORE …………………………………………………. 30 cr.

AC 309 Individual Income Tax …………………………. 3 cr.

AC 312 Business Income Tax ……………………………. 3 cr.

AC 320 Intermediate Accounting I ……………………. 3 cr.

AC 325 Intermediate Accounting II …………………… 3 cr.

AC 330 Intermediate Accounting III ………………….. 3 cr.

AC 350 Accounting Information Systems …………… 3 cr.

AC 380 Cost Accounting …………………………………. 3 cr.

AC 425 Advanced Accounting ………………………….. 3 cr.

AC 430 Auditing …………………………………………….. 3 cr.

Choice of 3 credits electives: ……………………………………………. 3 cr.

AC 435, AC 451, CJ 415, FI 410, FI 415, IB 431

TOTAL ………………………………………………………. 66 cr.

B.S. MANAGEMENT/ACCOUNTING MAJOR – 69 HOURS , 2.0 GPA

Business Core ………………………..39 cr.

AC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting …………. 3 cr.

AC 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting ………. 3 cr.

IS 141 Applied Computer Technology for Business* …………………………. 3 cr.

EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics ……………….. 3 cr.

EC 142 Principles of Microeconomics ……………….. 3 cr.

FI 360 Financial Management …………………………. 3 cr.

IB 315 International Business Perspectives …………. 3 cr.

MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics

– OR – ……………………………………………….. 3 cr.

MA 171 Finite Math

MG 260 Business Law I ……………………………………. 3 cr.

MG 315 Advanced Business Statistics ………………….. 3 cr.

MG 371 Management and Organizational Behavior 3 cr.

MG 495 Business Policy ……………………………………. 3 cr.

MK 351 Principles of Marketing ………………………… 3 cr.

*IS 141 is a required course for students with majors within the School of Business and satisfies the requirement for CS 140.

Accounting Requirements ………………………………………..30 cr.

AC 309 Individual Income Tax …………………………. 3 cr.

AC 312 Business Income Tax ……………………………. 3 cr.

AC 320 Intermediate Accounting I ……………………. 3 cr.

AC 325 Intermediate Accounting II …………………… 3 cr.

AC 330 Intermediate Accounting III ………………….. 3 cr.

AC 350 Accounting Information Systems …………….. 3 cr.

AC 380 Cost Accounting …………………………………. 3 cr.

AC 425 Advanced Accounting ………………………….. 3 cr.

AC 430 Auditing …………………………………………….. 3 cr.

Choice of electives …………………………………………………….. 3 cr.

AC 435, AC 451, FI 410, FI 415, IB 431

TOTAL ……………………………………………. 69 cr.

A.S. MANAGEMENT/ACCOUNTING MAJOR – 33 HOURS , 2.0 GPA

AC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting …………. 3 cr.

AC 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting ………. 3 cr.

AC 309 Individual Income Tax …………. 3 cr.

AC 380 Cost Accounting …………………. 3 cr.

IS 141 Applied Computer Technology for Business* ……….. 3 cr.

S 141 is a required course for students with majors within the School of Business and satisfies the requirement for CS 140.

EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics ……….. 3 cr.

EC 142 Principles of Microeconomics ……….. 3 cr.

FI 360 Financial Management …………. 3 cr.

MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics

– OR – ……….. 3 cr.

MA 171 Finite Math

MG 260 Business Law I ……………. 3 cr.

MG 371 Management and Organizational Behavior 3 cr.

TOTAL ……………. 33 cr.

Follow the Money

Park University’s Accounting major 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

The accounting world 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.

Faculty

Our well-qualified and dedicated faculty have a wealth of business expertise, education, and scholarship. You’ll learn from instructors who have a broad range of real-world professional experience as well as teaching expertise.


 

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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.