Accounting

Program Level: Undergraduate

The Accounting program capitalizes on your ability to analyze data and communicate strategic leadership insights. It prepares you with the skills required to interact with for-profit and non-profit business clients. It equips you to make sound, ethical decisions that align with a biblical worldview. And it empowers you as a lifelong learner in a fast-growing industry.

A bachelor's degree in Accounting qualifies you to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and begin the process to seek licensure.

  • Career Opportunities

    As a graduate of this program, you will be trained to work as a:

    • Certified Public Accountant
    • Certified Management Accountant
    • Financial Manager
    • Internal or External Auditor
    • Personal Financial Planner
    • Manufacturing Accountant
  • Internships

    Build your resume with an exciting internship personalized to your program. Your advisor will work with you to determine a placement in alignment with your gifts, interests, passions and career goals. A wide variety of placement opportunities and service areas available.

  • Curriculum

    The Accounting program will educate, equip and train you for a successful career. You will learn from leaders in a variety of settings with plenty of opportunity for hands-on application and real-world experience. You will receive individualized academic advising to personalize this program to your specific areas of interest. Some of the courses in this program include:

    • Taxation
    • Cost Accounting
    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Auditing

    You may also elect to continue your studies to meet the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) requirements. The state of Michigan requires 150 credit hours to become a Certified Public Accountant. While some Kuyper accounting graduates pursue a master's degree in a related field to meet the 150-hour requirement, most students couple the accounting program with selected business leadership classes to fulfill the requirements for the CPA certification.

     

    Personalize Your Program             

    Make your degree as individual as you are. Personalize your program to meet your interests and goals. Select an additional specialization that will help you reach your goals. Here is a list of specializations commonly paired with the Communications program. A complete list of specializations can be found here.

    Students may select any Specialization, which consists of four (4) courses, or may use any 12 credits to fulfill general elective requirements. The Specializations that correspond closely with this major includes:

    • Communications
    • Leadership
    • Psychology

     

    Double Major Option

    Kuyper students value a strong grounding in Bible and theology that equips them both professionally and personally. Without adding any time to your Accounting program, selecting this option will provide a firm foundation as you prepare for a life of ministry and service. The Bible and theology core can be expanded by a simple shift of a few elective courses.