Accounting is at the heart of business; having a degree in accounting is an unbeatable preparation for any field. We have designed each accounting course to help you develop problem-solving, financial reporting and decision making skills to prepare you to work in a variety of organizations or as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

By enrolling in Spalding’s School of Business, you will become a member of a supportive community of learners, including faculty, staff, current students and alumni ready to assist you achieve your educational and professional dreams.

Undergraduate Degree in Accounting

Spalding’s Accounting degree is designed for students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. The accounting degree prepares graduates to pursue a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)Certified Management Accountant (CMA), private accountant or financial manager. The program of study includes:

  • All major areas of Accounting.
  • Application courses that provide students the opportunity to think critically to make business and accounting decisions.
  • A rich offering of liberal studies electives.

Second Degree in Accounting

Spalding’s Second Degree in Accounting program is designed for persons who already have a bachelor’s degree  in any discipline and want to efficiently earn a second degree in accounting. The Second Degree in Accounting prepares you to pursue the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) career track, as well as careers in private accounting and financial planning. You can complete the second degree in as little as two years or reduce this time even further with transfer courses. The degree is offered in our Adult Accelerated Program (AAP) format, designed for the working adult, requiring 11 accounting courses and 14 support courses available for completion in the evenings.

Certificate in Accounting

The certificate in accounting program is designed for persons with a bachelor’s degree or higher in any discipline that only want to take the courses needed to sit for and be successful on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. You can also pursue careers in private accounting and financial analysis. Depending on your transfer courses, you can complete the certificate in as little as one year. The program of study includes 10 courses in accounting and 4 required support courses and is offered in evening classes, designed for the working adult.

Double Major – Accounting and Business Administration

Students in the School of Business can earn a degree in both Accounting and Business for a total of 120 credit hours (depending on transfer credit hours.) An advisor can help you determine if this option is best for your career goals.

Early Admission to Master in Business Communicaton (MSBC) – Accounting Concentration

You can begin the Master of Business Communication – Accounting Concentration by earning up to nine graduate hours (three classes) as an undergraduate student. This option allows high achieving accounting majors wishing to pursue the CPA a way to obtain the 150 hours needed to prepare and sit for the CPA exam, while also earning a master’s degree.

The accounting concentration is designed to fully immerse you in those topics you are likely to see on the CPA exam and are taught by a combination of online Becker instructors and Spalding accounting faculty.


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For more information on Spalding’s accounting degree please contact Dr. Michelle Reiss, Chair, School of Business, mreiss@spalding.edu.