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Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Arts

Major, Minor


Accounting is about much more than crunching numbers.

Why This Program?

Built to prepare you for your CPA exams.

Accounting is about much more than crunching numbers. A bachelor of accounting degree from Briar Cliff will provide you the opportunity to develop a broad overview of the accounting system and exposure to the subfields of microeconomics and macroeconomics, cost accounting, managerial accounting and tax accounting. This program is built to be career-focused, efficient, and flexible. 

  • Outcome Focused: Our program is designed to prepare you for the most important test you will ever take - the Uniform Certified Public Accountant examination. There are many different career options an accountant can pursue without becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). However, the CPA is the most globally recognized certification for accounting majors. Becoming a CPA is a long-term commitment requiring dedication over several years, and opens up almost every door in the business world.
  • Real Experience: Specialized courses taught by experienced faculty who bring their real-world perspective into the classroom. As an accounting student at Briar Cliff, you'll help with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program; helping low-to-moderate income families and elderly individuals in the community file their taxes. It is a chance for you to truly make a difference, while learning skills to become a successful accountant! We also help students find internship opportunities, ensuring you graduate with real world experience.
  • Efficient: Our program is organized to easily accommodate traditional undergraduate, transfer, and continuing education students. You will work with your advisor to ensure you graduate within the timeline that makes sense for you. 
  • Flexible: Briar Cliff offers a range of online degree programs and provides you customized content that you can read, listen to, watch, and interact with based on whatever way you learn best.

We pride ourselves on helping you fit your education into your busy lifestyle to help earn your degree and be eligible and ready for the CPA exams as quickly as possible. This degree will enable you to help businesses run more efficiently. It will transform you into a socially responsible problem-solver who helps organizations run with honesty and integrity.