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Accounting is the process of recording and summarizing business and financial transactions and analyzing, verifying and reporting the results. It is the language of business.
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about the program
An accounting degree is one of the most versatile degrees available—every business and non-profit organization needs accountants or accounting support. As an accountant, you primarily offer two qualities to those who hire you—your competence and your integrity. At MNU, you’ll gain a new understanding of these important professional qualities and learn how to apply them in a variety of business settings.

Accounting students study:

  • financial accounting
  • auditing
  • tax accounting
  • cost accounting

Graduates often pursue the certified public accountant (CPA) designation or a graduate degree upon graduation.

Our accounting students regularly score above the mean on a standardized national business exam and have success when undertaking the CPA exam.

Accounting majors are in demand for internships with CPA firms in our area.  You can spend one or more semesters gaining valuable practical experience in this way.  You can even earn college credit for the work you put into your internship.


This is where MNU’s location offers you a huge advantage—several national accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Kansas City.

Potential Careers
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Risk Analyst
  • Controller
  • CFO
  • Management Analyst
Sample Schedule
Career Earnings

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Management Analyst
Tax Accountant
Office Manager
Risk Analyst

Related Majors

Digital Communication Minor
Communication Minor
Liberal Arts / General Business
Speech/ Theatre Education
Physical Education
Music Education
Middle-Level Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education
History/ Government and Social Studies Education

Wired Wednesday

Developed specifically for Traditional Undergraduate Students, MNU launched a new schedule in 2020. Semester-long courses are now held on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday for 75 minutes each.

Business Administration continues to be a highly sought out degree by students and employers alike. It provides an excellent and thorough foundation in skills necessary for success in today’s business world. These degrees will also prepare students for graduate study in management, law or other business specialties.
Yorton Clark
Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies Chair, Professional and Graduate Studies in Business Professor
An accounting degree represents a level of challenge and competence that is valued by employers. It can open doors in virtually any industry, in large or small companies, and even in non-profit organizations. The accounting major prepares students for a career in one of the many branches of accounting—auditing, tax, corporate—or provides a solid foundation for a career in business.
Associate Professor of Accounting

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As an MNU student, you’ll encounter not only academic growth and career preparation but you’ll also transform through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission. We think that’s a
recipe for success in today’s global world.