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Business Administration, B.B.A., Accounting Concentration

Accounting goes beyond bookkeeping. When you study accounting, you learn the foundation of business. Your degree will position you well for any business career because accounting complements all other business disciplines. Many students are surprised to learn just how many careers and opportunities for advancement lie ahead because of their background in accounting. At Whitworth, you start building your competitive edge early by applying what you learn in the classroom to help real people and organizations. 

Why study accounting at Whitworth?

  • Benefit from relationships with faculty mentors who are committed to your successful transition into the professional world.
  • Network with industry professionals who speak in your classes and provide meaningful advice.
  • Be prepared for jobs in the U.S. and abroad by learning both national and international accounting standards.
  • Build friendships with your fellow accounting students through fun gatherings outside of class, like our annual spring barbecue picnic.
  • Examine real-world ethical issues and make connections to your faith or worldview as you interpret decisions and outcomes.
  • Join the Business Club or Student Investment Group and develop your leadership skills.
  • Participate in mock interviews with members of the local business community to prepare for landing your first job.
  • Become who you're meant to be.

Our accounting grads make a difference (and get jobs)

Accounting graduates are prepared for the next step of gaining key certifications such as the CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CFA (Certified Financial Advisor) and CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner). They build careers in the private sector and in government and nonprofit arenas, as well as in public accounting and financial services, such as banking, credit unions and insurance.

Recent job placements include:

  • Gerhard Muelheims, senior tax accountant, Moss Adams, Spokane
  • Taylor Burnight, accountant, KPMG, Seattle
  • Will Sogge, staff auditor, Alaska Division of Legislative Audit, Juneau
  • Molly Honcoop, accountant, Larson Gross, Lynden, Wash.

Opportunities outside the classroom

  • Assist people with their taxes through the service-learning program VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).
  • Conduct real audits through our auditing class.
  • Study abroad in places like China and Costa Rica.
  • Network with the business community through job fairs and mock interviews.

Step Up with the Whitworth MBA

Whitworth offers an accelerated master of business administration option to undergraduates through our Step Up program. This program allows you to begin working on your Whitworth MBA as an undergrad and complete the program in one to two years after earning your undergraduate degree. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our MBA director. We also offer minors in accounting, general business and leadership.

Ask our faculty

Ask Our Faculty - Candice Correia

Ask Candice

Assistant Professor Candice Correia teaches classes in taxation, financial accounting and business law.

Ask Our Faculty - Tara Lambert

Ask Tara

Accounting Instructor Tara Lambert teaches classes in auditing, accounting information systems, financial accounting and cost accounting.

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