Which Schools Have a Bachelor of Accounting Degree?

A Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy is the first step toward becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Learn about the top three schools offering undergraduate accounting degrees based on program offerings and rankings. Schools offering Accounting degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Overview

Accounting is the process of keeping financial records, an essential skill for any business. Accounting programs are offered at many different schools around the country. Below are the top three schools in the country offering Bachelor's of Accounting degrees and information on the programs.

Important Facts About a Bachelor of Accounting Degree

Continuing Education Master's degree and certifications available
Prerequisites High school diploma or equivalent
Possible Careers Bookkeeping, Accounting, Auditing, Financial Managers, Financial Analyst, Post-secondary Teachers, Tax Examiners and Collectors
Key Skills Analytical ability, detail oriented, mathematics proficiency, excellent oral and written communication, efficient organization
Job Outlook (2016-2026) 10% growth (for accountants and auditors)
Median Salary (2018) $70,500 (for accountants and auditors)

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

#1 - University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin confers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. It is the top school for undergraduate accounting degrees; in 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked UT - Austin's undergraduate accounting program #1 in the nation. The BLS reported the median salary for accountants and auditors was $70,500 in 2018 (www.bls.gov). Students may choose an integrated program in order to earn a Master in Professional Accounting degree.

#2 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), aspiring accountants earn a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. Ranked #2 by U.S. News & World Report in 2019, the Department of Accountancy at UIUC strives to help graduates secure jobs with high-profile employers. The big four accounting firms are among those that recruit Urbana-Champaign graduates and even welcome current accounting students as interns. UIUC also offers an integrated Bachelor/Master in Accountancy program option.

#3 - University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School offers a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in accounting. The Wharton School, the world's oldest college of business, earned the #5 spot on the undergraduate accounting rankings of U.S. News & World Report in 2019. Wharton's 225 faculty members enjoy frequent citations of their research, and the accounting department maintains a strong research program.

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