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Accounting Degree in Kansas

Earn an Accounting Degree 

Deliver quality financial reports in a variety of accounting disciplines

Whether you want to work in the accounting industry, government, or education, our program will help you keep up with the ever-changing field of accounting. We empower our students to be major contributors for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the global business community.

Our private university's location and faculty will allow you to gain real-world accounting experience. We partner with  local employers to provide internship opportunities and post-graduation employment.

About Our Faculty


Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in accounting. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.

Job Outlook

While pursuing a degree in accounting, you can expect a promising future. With an increased focus on accounting, the accounting field is projected to grow 11% between 2014 and 2024. Our students are prepared to meet the expected demand for accountants.


A degree in accounting will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and specialties related to accounting. Here are some examples of potential accounting careers:

  • Corporate Controller  
  • Finance Directors 
  • Information Technology Accountants
  • Senior Financial Analysts 


Our accounting department has an active, highly regarded internship program in the Wichita community. Every year our accounting students complete internships at Koch Industries and more than 90% are offered full-time positions upon graduation. We also carry internships with Cargill, Spirit, Bombardier, Cessna and Beechcraft. These locations, as well as others in the Wichita community, can allow you to gain experience in auditing, taxes, consulting, corporate banking, stocks and investments, and more. Our loyal alumni routinely ask for our best accounting students for internships.

Get Involved on Campus

One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our accounting program, our students can join the Newman Accounting Student Association (NASA) and the Newman Math Club. These organizations allow for personal growth, networking, and future career success.

Program Outcomes

Success Story — Brandon Brigham, Class of 2009

Newman alumnus, Brandon Brigham, is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the United States. Brandon had recently started his business, Kansas Filtration, and needed a Newman accounting student with drive and expertise. Brandon got connected through Newman University with Rachel Leland, and she began working for him part-time while she completed a double major in accounting and business. Rachel was awarded “Outstanding Business Student” in 2014. Upon graduation, Rachel began working full-time for Brandon as the controller of Kansas Filtration, and together they worked to grow the company into a $10,000,000 business in their fourth year of operation. Today, several Newman alumni work at Kansas Filtration, a gift that keeps on giving.

Success Story — Francis Bahllman

Newman alumnus, Francis Bahllman, was named “Outstanding Business Student 13 years ago. After graduating from Newman, Francis went on to law school at Kansas University and got involved in mergers and acquisitions. He is a serial entrepreneur and recently wanted the name of an accounting student that could be the “face” and contact person for his real estate company that currently  manages over 80 properties and is growing very quickly. This is another example of our loyal alumni reaching out to get the brightest students on their team.

"I love Newman. Newman’s an easy place to fall in love with and it’s easy to work hard for what you love."

Brandi Boese, Class of 2016 

"I would absolutely recommend Newman. Not only the personal attention, just the challenges, and it was being able to really apply it to everything I do one day."

Christina Ruiz, Class of 2016