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Accounting Degree

Gather, analyze and report financial data

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Learn accounting at Columbia College

If you enjoy solving problems and working with numbers, accounting may be a good fit for you.

Students learn to report, analyze and manage accounts. You’ll gain a strong understanding of business principles and theories. Learn business finance, business ethics and business communication alongside managerial and financial accounting. Then, delve deeper into accounting information systems, auditing and personal financial management.

You’ll also study:

  • Business analytics
  • Auditing
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Management
  • International business
  • Federal income tax
  • Personal financial planning


Prepare for an accounting career

Businesses and organizations rely on managerial accountants to report, analyze and manage expenses and revenues. Accounting graduates are prepared to help companies manage day-to-day financial transactions. You’ll be equipped with the practical problem-solving and critical thinking skills employers seek.


Employment growth


New jobs

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018-19 Edition,

Enter the workforce in areas such as managerial accounting, taxation and auditing.

Some possible paths include:

  • Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounting clerk
  • Accounts payable and receivables
  • Payroll
  • Accounting management

Pride point

ACBSP Member logo.

The Robert W. Plaster School of Business is an educational member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. As part of the ACBSP’s global network, the school enjoys exclusive access to training, awards programs and more.

Small classes

Columbia College students benefit from small, personalized classes. Our professors and instructors are leaders in their respective industries and communities.


Exterior of business building.

Built in 2019, New Hall houses the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. The first floor includes six classrooms with the latest educational technology and mobile furniture to allow for flexible seating. The first floor also includes event space, study areas and faculty offices. The top three floors house 150 students in suite-style rooms.

New Hall also has an outdoor terrace extending from the entrance of the building to the border of R. Marvin Owens field.

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Alumni: Where are they now?

Our graduates work in a variety of industries.

"“CC helped me get to my current position by having a great group of instructors who are invested in their students and want to see them succeed.”
— Michaela Horstman Shaver ’17, Staff Accountant, Office of the Missouri State Auditor

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