Accounting Degree Program

Accounting: A World of Career Possibilities

According to the Journal of Accountancy, the demand for accounting graduates has reached an all time high. CPA firms hired 40,350 new accounting graduates last year, including 23,793 graduates with bachelorís degrees and 16,557 with masterís degrees according to one survey. Paul McDonald, a senior executive director with Robert Half International acclaims "Demand is off the charts!" (Baysden, 2013)

What does this mean for you? A solid practical and theoretical education in accounting teaches our students to make complex business decisions. Great accountants understand that at the heart of at any organization, the goal is to make and save money. With Chaminade University's practical training and a will to succeed, students leave Chaminade University prepared with a timeless skill set that promises to reward.

Accounting students who successfully complete Chaminade's accounting MBA program also meet the academic requirements for taking the CPA examination. This same opportunity applies for students who have achieved an undergraduate accounting degree from another accredited school who successfully complete our MBA Concentration in Accounting program. We encourage prospective students to explore Chaminade University's accounting programs:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting 4-year Plan

Accounting MBA Concentration


Baysden, C. (n.d.). Demand for accounting grads reaches all-time high. Journal of Accountancy. Retrieved July 11, 2013, from

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You Can Help People

At Chaminade, you can get hands-on work experience and at the same time help people who need it.

  • The FAFSA project involves communication majors and accounting students. Help low-income and immigrant families fill out FAFSA forms, enabling these students a chance at a college education.

  • Tax Clinics allow accounting students to get work experience with real-life clients, and at the same time assist homeless, low-income or immigrant families.

Specialty: Accounting

Students in this degree program graduate with these competencies:

  • An understanding of the legal and ethical responsibilities of professional accountants.
  • An understanding of the concepts, methods, and processes of control that provide for the accuracy and integrity of financial data and the safeguarding of business assets.
  • An understanding of the concepts of taxation and the impact of taxation on the financial and managerial decisions of business entities.
  • An understanding of the concepts, principles, and procedures of auditing and attestation services.
  • An understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and their application to business situations.
  • An understanding of the preparation, interpretation, evaluation, and use of financial information for business decision making.

More Degree Information:

Course Catalog

Four-year plan