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Bachelor of Arts

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.


Program Details

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.

Classes You'll Take

Admission to Clarke University

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Apply to Clarke today to begin your journey.

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Meet Our Faculty

When our graduates speak about the Clarke moments that shaped them, there’s always a professor in the story. That’s because being a faculty member at Clarke University requires a deep passion for educating, encouraging, and empowering students. Here, your professors will know your name. They will push you to develop your full potential, and then they’ll ask for more. And, they’ll be right there to congratulate you when you exceed even your own expectations. Often, it’s a relationship that lasts a lifetime.

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Jody Wolfe, MBA/JD

Jody Wolfe, MBA/JD

Assistant Professor of Accounting/Business

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.

Teri Zuccaro, MA

Teri Zuccaro, MA

Instructor of Accounting/Business

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.

Loren Rice, PHD

Loren Rice, PHD

Associate Professor of Accounting/Business

I hope that my impact on students will be that they will learn concepts, ideas, and general practices that will stay with them for many years.

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Our Students & Alumni

Allison Smith

Allison Smith

Accounting '16

I studied abroad, learning about currency exchange in Ireland, England, and Wales. I got to see so many different, wonderful things.

Ryan Dillon

Ryan Dillon

Business '06

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.

Aaron Turner

Aaron Turner

Business and Accounting '17

Clarke is not just a school. It is a community and a family that all work together to achieve success both academically and personally.

95 %

Business classes at Clarke taught by full-time faculty.

$ 69,350

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.

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