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Bachelor of Science in



Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Accounting empowers you with a broad business foundation and a concentration of specialized accounting courses. A concentration in entrepreneurship can also be obtained with the program. If you are passionate about numbers and financial analysis, get ready to move confidently in the many areas of the business world!

Above all, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as an inspiring, bold and astute business professional called to impact the world. You’ll experience a life-transforming education that will prepare you for a career in today’s complex and volatile economy.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to lead with purpose and make a difference. The Accounting program will empower and challenge you to do your finest work!


What can I do with a B.S. degree from ORU in Accounting?

Inspiring, purpose-driven graduates can enjoy a successful career as a: 

  • Financial Analyst
  • Consultant/Tax Advisor
  • Government Accountant
  • Private Financial Advisor
  • Public Accountant
  • Industry or Business Accountant

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Financial Accounting
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Auditing
  • Federal Income Tax Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • And More!

What makes ORU’s Accounting program stand out?

Through the philosophy of Whole Person Education, we create an atmosphere of collaboration, nurture imagination and court the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by dedicating ourselves to being masters of our craft. You’ll learn directly from faith-grounded professionals who know what it takes to succeed in today’s global-minded business industry while leading with purpose to make a difference.

While the accounting program is considered one of the most difficult at ORU, graduates consistently complete the CPA exam with high passing marks. You will be connected with motivated professors and be encouraged to pursue the five-year professional MBA program in order to meet the 150-hour requirement for the CPA certification in most states. Did you know that 90% of ORU accounting graduates have job-placement before graduation? With dedication and hard work, you can become one of those!

As a student with us you’ll have the chance to join the Accounting Society. The society provides you with more opportunities through monthly meetings and other activities throughout the year. Members enjoy professional growth, service to others, social interaction and recognition of academic achievement.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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