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 Koch Industries, Cessna and other employers to provide internship opportunities and post-graduation employment.
About Our Accounting Program
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
This degree focuses on preparing you for a role in financial accounting or auditing.
- Practice in a local, national or international accounting firm
- Work in industries across business, government or education
- Function as an auditor, tax specialist or corporate accountant
While earning your Bachelor of Science in Accounting, you can expect to take courses including Financial Accounting, Taxation, Auditing Principles, and Strategic Management. A complete four-year plan of study can be found here.
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.
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 and their median salaries:
- Corporate Controller ($112,000 a year)
- Finance Directors ($102,000 a year)
- Information Technology Accountants ($102,000 a year)
- Senior Financial Analysts ($70,000 - $74,000 a year)
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.
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Successful 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.
We think our university is great, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our previous students have to say about their experience.
Brandi Boese, Class of 2016
Christina Ruiz, Class of 2016
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