Your accounting degree will open the door to a career in multiple fields, including tax preparation, bookkeeping and auditing. Our most recent outcomes report shows that 95% of OBU’s Business School graduates are employed or are in graduate school. We are also 16th in the nation for programs of our size for first time pass rates on the CPA exam.

Kelsey Doughty

Class of 2020

“During my time at OBU, I began to see how my faith could be carried out in the professional world by serving others.”

Benefits of an OBU Accounting Degree

An OBU accounting degree is a great choice if you want to enter a challenging career field with virtually unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement.

Individual and Personal

Class sizes are small so you can build relationships with your classmates and professors that will last long after you leave Bison Hill.

CPA Certification

Our program is designed to prepare you to pass the Uniform Certified Public Accountant examination, opening the door to work around the world as an accountant.


Incredible Education, Affordable Cost.

OBU provides a minimum $10,000 per year scholarship to every incoming first-time freshman and $8,000 to every incoming transfer student. And you could qualify for even more financial aid! Many of our students also receive money through federal Pell grants and OBU Bison Grants.

To get an estimate of what your cost to attend OBU might be, please check out our Net Price Calculator. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how affordable an OBU education really is. Especially considering the incredible academic quality, personal mentor relationships with faculty and staff, and strong Christian commitment you will experience at OBU. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else!

Program Information

Labs and Resources

Dr. Peggy D. Keck Finance and Data Analytics Lab

This state-of-the-art lab features a flexible, innovative and collaborative learning environment. A 49-foot-long horizontal ticker provides ever-changing data and information that will engage you and offer a highly professional and interactive atmosphere.  

The data analytics lab will maintain our standard of excellence set by our CPA exam preparation with the exam’s new business analytics requirement. 

Professional Networking Opportunities

Lydia’s Lamp and Elijah’s Mantle

These yearlong mentoring groups pair you with a businessperson so you can make meaningful connections in the business community.

Accounting Club

The Accounting Club meets monthly offering students the opportunity to meet with accounting professionals. This is a great opportunity for networking and meeting representatives of accounting firms in the area.

Board of Executives

The Paul Dickinson School of Business has a Board of Executives that assures our curriculum remains relevant to industry and provides networking opportunities for you.

Leadership and Service

Our Enactus team is open to all majors on campus. The team works with academic and business leaders to create a better world.

Some of our projects have included:

  • Working with Project Spero to create a sustainable funding source as they serve OKC refugees and their mental health needs.
  • Obtaining and remodeling a bus so the Community Market could expand its services to rural parts of Pottawatomie County.
  • Working on a microfinancing project with a number of entrepreneurs in Ecuador.

Job Opportunities and Outcomes

An accounting degree leads to many career opportunities including accounting associate, audit associate, assurance staff, pension administration and tax associate. These have led to positions with WatersEdge Ministry Services, Forvis, EY, Pension Solutions, Inc. and Eide Bailly.

Program Options

Bachelor of Professional Accountancy (BPA)


World-Class Faculty

OBU faculty are experts in their fields and will be with you every step of the way.

Dr. David Houghton

Dr. David Houghton

Chair, School of Business
Lloyd G. and Betty E. Minter Chair of Business
Professor of Business
Director, MBA Program

David Greenwell

David Greenwell

Bill and Twylah Horne Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Accounting

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