Bachelor of Science in Accounting


If you are analytical and have a strong business sense, a career in accounting may be right for you. A bachelor’s degree in accounting prepares you with the financial tools and decision-making skills to work in non-profit, government or the private sector. At Spalding, business courses are combined with a liberal arts education, allowing you to explore the connection between accounting and the broader business, economic and financial marketplace. You’ll even have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in Louisville’s thriving economic community through internship and service learning opportunities.


  • Gain writing and critical thinking skills supported by a liberal arts education
  • Enjoy job security and a higher salary with a degree in accounting


Double major: you can earn dual bachelor’s degrees in business administration and accounting in 120 credit hours.

Early admission to the Master in Business Communication: you may begin the program as an undergraduate and earn up to nine graduate hours, giving you a head start on your master’s degree.

Pathway to the CPA: Earn your bachelor’s degree and the Master in Business Communication – accounting concentration in five years and be prepared to sit for the certified public accountant (CPA) exam.

Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Career Options

With a bachelor’s degree in accounting, you will be eligible to sit for certified public accountant (CPA) examination. Or you can use your degree to land one of a variety of positions in the private sector:

  • Accounting analyst
  • Accounting manager
  • Audit manager
  • Bank executive
  • Chief financial officer
  • Controller
  • Cost accountant
  • Forensic accountant
  • Tax manager


The School of Business at Spalding University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road, Suite 300, Overland Park, KS 66213 USA.

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