Accounting is often called the "language of business" because it provides the information necessary for making business decisions in many types of organizations. The ability to interpret and analyze financial information allows accounting professionals to become trusted advisers to companies and clients, helping monitor finances and chart a course for the future. The opportunities for accounting professionals are diverse and limitless. Accounting professionals in public accounting serve a large variety of clients and perform a number of services, including:

  • Auditing and assurance
  • Business valuation
  • Consulting
  • Environmental accounting
  • Financial planning
  • Forensic accounting
  • Information technology
  • Litigation support
  • Strategic planning
  • Tax planning

Whether you aspire to be a CEO or CFO of a corporation, partner in a public accounting firm, controller of a government agency, finance director of a charitable foundation, special agent in white-collar crime, owner of your own business, or university professor, the MAcc degree is the degree for you.

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The school and accounting program are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Our Finance Scholars travel to Wall Street every year
Students in Applied Portfolio Management class manage a fund valued at $1 million
Business students get hands-on experience valuing and analyzing investments
Top 20 undergraduate accounting program —Bloomberg Businessweek
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.