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Accounting is more exciting to learn than you think. Accountants are no longer stereotypical number crunchers. Your future accounting career can take you from large firms and world-class clients, to helping government agencies uncover fraud and other crimes as a forensic accountant.

Kansas State University will prepare you for a great and rewarding career. Our accounting program has full accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the main accrediting agency in the world. Accounting majors are some of the best students in the College of Business Administration; they consistently have the highest GPA and ACT scores.  

Accounting students gain insights to their future career by completing internships during the school year and summer. Our Accounting Department places more than 70 students each year with accounting internships. More than 90 percent of accounting graduates find jobs after graduation and many of them have job offers before they even complete their coursework. 

What's more, the accounting department has designated more than $111,000 per year in scholarship money just for accounting students.

Want to learn more?

Check out the Accounting curriculum guide or visit the Accounting Department webpage.

For more information about majoring in accounting and the College of Business Administration, please contact:

Risa Langelo
Recruitment Coordinator
(785) 532-6180

If you are a current student at Kansas State University interested in switching to a major in the College of Business Administration, please contact or stop by the Student Success Center Front Desk:

Student Success Center
1001 Business Building
(785) 532-6180

Accounting Coursework (sample)

Semester 1

  • College Algebra
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Foundations
  • IT Skills Proficiency Exam
  • Expository Writing
  • Aesthetic Experience and Interpretative Understanding course

Semester 2

  • General Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • Microeconomics
  • Accounting for Business Operations
  • Management Concepts
  • Global Issues and Perspectives Course

Semester 3

  • Business and Economics Statistics
  • Accounting for Investing and Financing
  • Principles of Finance
  • Public Speaking IA
  • Natural and Physical Sciences with Lab

Semester 4

  • Business and Economic Statistics II
  • Accounting for Processes and Control
  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Expository Writing II
  • Human Diversity in the U.S. course

Semester 5

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Taxation I
  • Accounting Theory and History
  • Information Technology for Business
  • Nonbusiness K-State 8 Elective

Semester 6

  • Managerial Reporting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Economics Elective
  • Written Communication for the Workplace
  • Thematic Sequence Course
  • Unrestricted Elective

Semester 7

  • Business Ethics and Corporate Citizenship Capstone
  • Accounting for non-profit entities
  • Auditing I
  • Thematic Sequence Course
  • Unrestrictive Elective
  • Unrestricted Elective

Semester 8

  • Business Strategy Capstone
  • Accounting Research
  • Economics Elective
  • Unrestricted Elective