Accounting Overview

Welcome to the Rockhurst University Accounting Department’s web site.  At Rockhurst we offer both a BSBA in Accounting and an Accounting/MBA option for those students desiring 150 hours to sit for the CPA exam.

At Rockhurst accounting students receive:

  • Personal attention by qualified faculty
  • Small classes
  • Supervised internships
  • Opportunity to compete for additional scholarships

Your Rockhurst University accounting education prepares you for a number of diverse careers, such as:

  • Public Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • IRS Agent
  • Government Accounting Office
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Internal Auditor
  • Financial Analyst

Currently, accountants are in high demand and the employment outlook looks strong.  Accounting ranks as one of the top 10 college degrees that employers demand.  The current entry level salary range is from $45,000 - $55,000.

The Accounting program is part of the Helzberg School of Management (HSOM).  The HSOM is AACSB accredited. Currently, Rockhurst University and the HSOM is the only private school in the Kansas City area that has AACSB accreditation.  Less than 5% of programs are accredited worldwide.  This accreditation reflects Rockhurst University’s overall commitment to educational excellence.