Harold Walter Siebens School of Business

Accounting Degree

Business Bachelor’s Degree Program

Become the numbers expert you’re made to be when you learn to develop, interpret, and communicate data in any organizational setting. BVU’s committed business faculty will help you build your analytic skills and attention to detail. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to take the CPA exam and succeed in this high-demand field.

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Why should I earn an accounting degree?

Fast Growth

The number of accounting jobs is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024 — faster than average.

A ‘Best Job’

U.S. News & World Report ranked accounting in its 2019 list of "Best Jobs.”

Top 10 degree

Accounting tops the list of most sought-after college majors, year after year.

What Can I Do With an Accounting Degree

  • Corporate accountant
  • Government accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Management consultant

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Storm Lake

Why study accounting at BVU?

Double Major

All Storm Lake accounting students graduate with a double major in business and accounting. That means you graduate a head above most accounting majors from other schools and are prepared to compete in the job market.

CPA Preparation

You’ll be well-equipped to take the CPA exam when you graduate. Experience valuable sessions and network with accounting professionals from across the state at the annual CPA Career Awareness Conference.

Connections

Students who participate in Accounting Interview Day, hosted by the Iowa College Recruiting Network, have the opportunity to interview a variety of accounting employers in one day, including Big Four firms, regional CPA firms, and corporations. BVU accounting grads work at KPMG, Deloitte, Minnesota Vikings, TD&T CPAs and Advisors, and more.

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Alexis is the president of the Accounting and Business Association at BVU, In summer 2017, she landed an internship with Linn & Associates in Chicago. While there, Alexis conducted economic research and used the information to develop marketing materials. The following year, Alexis scored another internship in accounting and finance with Lincoln Savings Bank near Cedar Falls, Iowa. To top that, Alexis already has an internship lined up for summer 2019 with Wells Enterprises. At BVU, Alexis has traveled to Costa Rica as part of BVU’s January Interim program, as well as to Chicago and St. Louis with fellow School of Business students.

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Learn Completely Online

Earn your degree at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. With one click, you can view assignments and grades, set up appointments with specialized tutors around the clock, access the student lounge, engage in group discussions, or contact professors. Get the BVU experience on your schedule, wherever you are.

    Learn at a BVU Site

    You can earn your Bachelor of Accounting degree without leaving your community. BVU partners with Iowa community colleges throughout the state so you can take classes in person with expert faculty in a supportive environment — we accept 100% of transfer credits from these partner colleges.

      Transfer to BVU

      100 percent of associate degrees from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!

      Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

      See How Your Credits Transfer

      Accounting Courses

      • Major in Accounting (60 Credit Hours)
      • Minor in Accounting (20 Credit Hours)

      Financial Aid & Scholarships

      We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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      Accounting Faculty

      Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future of Iowa and beyond.

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      Transfer Your Credits

      Do you have previously earned credits or an associate’s degree? BVU accepts most—if not all—of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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      Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

       

      With the Plus One program, you can earn your master’s in organizational leadership within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s in applied studies. 

       

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