OSRHE Program Code: 001
CIP Code: 520301
Major Code: 1025
- 1026 - Managerial Accounting
- 1027 - Public Accounting
The Accounting program prepares the accounting major for a career in the accounting profession, either public, private, or governmental. In addition, the accounting curriculum is designed to develop the accounting student's ability to work effectively, to become mentally disciplined, to communicate orally and in writing, to be aware of professional responsibilities, to develop an appreciation of the accountant's high standard of integrity, and objectivity in reporting. The program also provides the non-accounting major with basic accounting knowledge for use in a chosen major field and personal life.
Bachelor of Business Administration programs offered through the College of Business and Technology are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, 913-339-9356). http://www.acbsp.org
A CPA is a certified public accountant who is licensed by a state board of accountancy. To earn the CPA license, applicants are required to demonstrate knowledge and competence by meeting high educational standards, passing the CPA exam and completing a specific amount of general accounting experience. The two most important aspects of becoming a CPA are passing the Uniform CPA Exam and meeting licensing requirements in the state where you want to practice. Additional fees apply for both testing and licensure. Students are encouraged to talk with their faculty advisor about the steps to become a certified public accountant.