Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Pursuing an accounting degree can lead to a rewarding and stable career in almost any industry. A degree in accounting provides students with a strong foundation in accounting principles, taxation, auditing, and financial analysis. Graduates can work in a variety of industries, including public accounting, government, non-profit organizations, and corporations. With the ability to analyze financial data, graduates can help businesses make strategic decisions, manage budgets, and plan for the future. An accounting degree can also lead to various professional certifications, such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA), which can increase your career opportunities and earning potential.
OKWU’s Accounting program fosters both strong accounting skills and a foundation for high-level career advancement. Graduates often pursue further education, industry certifications, roles in public or private accounting, and entrepreneurial endeavors.
OKWU’s accounting program prepares students for success in the workforce by providing a baseline of knowledge in the field. Students in the program also learn the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to solve real-world problems and come up with effective solutions.
A Supportive Community
While an Accounting degree is not an easy one to earn, students in the OKWU program will develop a community of support throughout their degree program. Classmates and professors are able to come alongside and help as you learn the concepts and develop the skills you will use in the future.
The OKWU Advantage
Professors at OKWU have years of real-world experience that they are able to use to provide students with opportunities for internships and jobs after graduation. OKWU’s program is dedicated to opening doors for students, and an OKWU education helps students develop a global perspective.
Over 135,000 jobs open nationally in the field of accounting
Median salary for workers in accounting and auditing fields:
- Finance and insurance: $79,310
- Management of companies and enterprises: $78,540
- Government: $77,290
Earn Your Accounting Degree
“The exciting thing about the accounting degree program at Oklahama Wesleyan University is that it is tethered to both professional certification preparation and real world experience through various corporate relationships with the university. Our curriculum exposes students to not only the traditional accounting concepts, but also to data analytics and entreprenurialism within the field. These program features help our students advance toward completing their CPA and/or quickly finding success in the corporate arena”.
– Professor Jason Bussey
Featured Core Classes
The conceptual framework of accounting is emphasized as it relates to the analysis and recording of transactions and the preparation of financial statements. Emphasizing the use of accounting information in the decision-making process, cost measurement and control, and budget development.
The discipline is a niche segment of the accounting and auditing profession that introduces students to accounting theory and practice in the context of the scientific approach while emphasizing critical thinking skills, reason and problem solving.
This course explores the intersection of management practices with contemporary ethical issues in the workplace, addressing topics like fairness, privacy, corporate social responsibility, and more. Emphasis is on applying historic Judeo-Christian ethical principles to enhance decision-making and clarify personal values.