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Accounting

Shorelight - University of Kansas, United States

accounting

Next enrollment cycle

May 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 27,050

Course Accredited By

AACSB

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
The opportunities for accounting professionals are diverse and limitless. An accounting skillset opens doors to jobs with public accounting firms, corporations and governmental entities.
  • Supplement your major with a concentration to give you specialized training in an area of interest and to make you more competitive in the job market.
  • Accountants are pivotal to the success of every company, particularly in heavily regulated industries and industries with an emphasis in financial transactions. As an accountant, you will have plenty of room for advancement.
  • Many accounting graduates start as an auditor. You can move from there to audit director, controller, vice president of finance and even chief financial officer. To get an accounting position, it is important to get internships and network during your time at KU.

Typical positions include:

  • Tax associate
  • Audit associate
  • Internal audit
  • Tax planning
  • Forensic/investigative accounting
  • Personal financial planning
  • Financial reporting
  • Your Business Jayhawk journey starts here.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2023
  • October 2023
  • December 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms
  • C or 7 average or higher
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms
  • C or 7 average or higher
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms
  • C or 7 average or higher

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

Uganda 

  • Advanced Certificate of Education and Uganda Certificate of Education

Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms

  • UACE - minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. UGCE - C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Exam with 5 academic subjects

Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms

  • UACE - minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. UGCE - C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Exam with 5 academic subjects

Undergraduate ID 2 Terms

  • UACE - minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. UGCE - C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Exam with 5 academic subjects

English Requirements

Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL                                                                                            

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5 average or higher
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms E/5 average or higher
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms E/5 average or higher
  • English Requirements

CERTIFICATE IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCSE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 45

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • Five college preparatory subjects passed is the baseline minimum entry requirement. Specific exam subject types are not required as long as a student has a total of 5 total subjects completed. KU will take all exams into account (and not just the top five) when calculating the admission GPA. If available, students should also submit school transcripts or progress reports demonstrating all completed coursework from their secondary school.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D or 3

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lowe
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

Required courses

  • ACCT 303: Intro to the Accounting Profession
  • ACCT 311: Information Systems for Accountants
  • ACCT 320/323 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 325: Managerial Accounting II
  • ACCT 330: Intro to Taxation
  • ACCT 410/411: Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 543: Intro to Auditing

2 Advanced Business Electives

Advanced business electives (320 or higher)

  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Internship credit
  • Typical cost for two semesters $41,700 
  • Tuition $27,050 
  • Housing $8,000 
  • Dining $3,600 
  • Other $3,050

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