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Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

B.S. in accounting

Accountants have opportunities in many careers, most frequently in public accounting, private industry, management consulting or governmental accounting.

K-State offers a concurrent Bachelor of Science in business administration and Master of Accountancy degree that can be completed in four and a half years.

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The state-of-the-art Business Building provides the perfect atmosphere for collaboration and relaxed learning.

The K-State difference

As part of the College of Business Administration, accounting students have the exclusive opportunity to participate in Career Development, the college’s professional development program. It’s three components – Career Accelerator, Career Coach and Executive Mentor – provide unmatched training and support.

The undergraduate and graduate accounting programs received separate accreditation for accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, or AACSB, in April1988. Few schools receive this recognition.

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Did you know?

K-State's accounting department was one of only 10 programs in the nation to receive a prestigious grant from the Accounting Education Change Commission, or AECC. This nearly $250,000 grant was used to support a comprehensive revision in our curriculum, making K-State a model for accounting education throughout the U.S.

What classes will I take?

Our concurrent bachelor's and master's program permits students to take highly relevant and interesting classes in their selection of several tracks.

Students who complete this program are well prepared for either their CMA or CPA exam, depending on their career goals. Students have opportunities to concentrate in:

  • Taxation
  • Auditing and assurance services
  • Managerial accounting and controllership

All tracks emphasize data analytics skills and the development of a global mindset.

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How can I continue my education?

Concurrent B.S. in Accounting and Master of Accountancy
Master of Accountancy (M.ACC)

What can I do with a degree in accounting?

Outstanding graduates with strong interpersonal skills are highly sought after and earn high starting salaries, often taking jobs with both large and small corporations or international and smaller CPA firms.

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Career Center

The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process

Tuition and Scholarships

Learn more about the $42 million in scholarships Kansas State University awards to students each year!

Additional K-State opportunities

Undergraduate research

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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

Study abroad

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

Health professions

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.


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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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