I hope to leave students with an understanding of strategy, finance, and law, but also that the world is a large place, and they should find a place where they feel wanted and comfortable in it.
An accounting degree from Clarke University prepares you for many careers, such as certified public accountants serving a variety of public clients or management accountants working within a corporation. The program emphasizes both practical applications and theoretical foundations of accounting for business and management. A Clarke degree in accounting will do more than just prepare you to be an accountant or auditor, preparing and examining financial records. Clarke faculty uses fundamental concepts to help you apply appropriate problem-solving skills to real-world problems.
Accounting majors take certain general education and skill courses, 30 hours of business core and 24 hours of accounting courses. You will also complete an internship or experiential education in positions such as office accountants, camp business managers, and marketing representatives. Your capstone course requires a comprehensive research paper and oral presentation on a topic related to accounting, business, or economics that integrates the liberal arts and the major discipline. Also, each year the department leads a 10-15 day trip to a foreign country to study the artistic, cultural, social, and economic aspects of a different culture. Students and faculty traveled to Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, France, England, and Spain.
Admission to Clarke University
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Program in Pictures
Students bring many different gifts and knowledge to the classroom. The joy is to see students grow and improve their critical thinking, communication, and knowledge skills.
I hope the main idea students take away from my classes is that their education at Clarke is not the end of their education journey, but the beginning.
The Classroom and Beyond
Our Students & Alumni
I studied abroad, learning about currency exchange in Ireland, England, and Wales. I got to see so many different, wonderful things.
I am currently a senior account executive for the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball team. Clarke taught me the importance of challenging myself to grow professionally and personally.
Clarke is not just a school. It is a community and a family that all work together to achieve success both academically and personally.
Business classes at Clarke taught by full-time faculty.
The median salary for business/accounting careers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, business and accounting are the number one majors for college undergraduates.