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Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Baldwin City Campus

Grounded in general business practices, Baker University's accounting program takes a real-world approach to teaching, giving you in four years what you need to excel in the competitive business world or to pursue a post-graduate degree.

Through hands-on work within small groups in and out of the classroom, we teach you the fundamentals of business and accounting before applying those principles to real-life situations, culminating in the capstone course, Business Policy, in which you will research and analyze a real corporation before preparing a proposal for business improvement. Our curriculum focuses on rational approaches to business, problem solving and awareness of business environments. We emphasize the ethical and social responsibilities of the modern businessperson, while introducing you to global industry, trade and economics.

An invaluable companion to the accounting curriculum is Baker’s general education program. Through coursework in numerous subjects, you learn not only facts and theories. You learn how to learn, how to continue learning throughout life and how to adjust as society and industry change, which is a vital skill for an accountant or businessperson. You will leave with the confidence to succeed in your first job and to adjust with each subsequent professional pursuit.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants requires students to complete 150 hours of course work to sit for the CPA examination. This has prompted many schools to establish five-year accounting programs. Completing 16 hours per semester, four Interterm courses and 10 hours of internships and summer courses, you can earn your accounting degree from Baker University in four years.

Baker's accounting, business and international business majors offered on the Baldwin City campus are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Baker is one of a select number of schools to be accredited by the association. Baker’s recent employment placement rate is 99 percent (80% employed; 19% pursued advanced degree).


The Department of Business and Economics is committed to excellence. The accounting, business and international business majors offered by the College of Arts and Sciences on the Baldwin City campus are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP Reporting

 ACBSP 2011 Quality Assurance Report