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Advance your career and follow your passion. Earn a bachelor's of public accounting from EKU Online.

EKU’s 100% online bachelor's in public accounting provides students with the solid educational foundation employers expect of today’s graduates. This foundation includes the technical accounting knowledge necessary to successfully pass professional examinations, as well as a strong general business background to allow accounting professionals to move quickly into upper management positions or become business entrepreneurs. Graduates are prepared to take on key positions with excellent salaries or pursue an MBA.


  • Accredited by AACSB International
  • Graduates are prepared to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Flexible 100% online learning format from a respected, accredited university
  • Accelerated 8-week terms, with courses beginning 6 times per year
  • Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service-learning project gives you the opportunity for hands on experience (hosted on EKU’s campus)
  • Dedicated advisors who provide personalized graduation plans
  • Affordable quality courses from respected faculty who teach the same classes online and on-campus
  • Ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the best universities offering online degrees


With a wide array of job opportunities in both the private and public sectors, a degree in public accounting can open the door to a variety of challenging and financially rewarding careers. Key positions include:

  • Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) at local, national and international firms
  • Auditor with federal, state or local government
  • Financial planner
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial examiner
  • Human resource specialist
  • Purchasing manager
  • Buyer
  • Management
  • Data research analyst
  • Cost estimator 


Eastern Kentucky University is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar institution that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran friendly campuses.


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