Degree Type:
Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Minor
Mode of Study:
On Campus, Online

The Accounting program at Methodist University offers professional core courses and upper level accounting courses for majors and minors to prepare students for careers as accountants in industry, government, non-profit organizations, and financial institutions. The Accounting program qualifies students to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam while also preparing them for graduate studies in accounting, business, law, and related fields.

Common Career Paths

Some of the top jobs for those with Accounting bachelor degrees include accountant, financial analyst, auditor, compliance officer, bookkeeper, financial planner, and so much more.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with Accounting degrees. But, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) in North Carolina in 2021:

  • Accountant and auditor: $83,980
  • Financial analyst and advisor: $106,340
  • Compliance officer: $75,810
  • Bookkeeping clerk: $45,140

Average Tuition Cost

The average cost for an incoming residential freshman to attend MU is less than $18,000 – similar to the cost of attending one of the big-box public schools, but with the enhanced value of a highly-regarded private school with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

While tuition varies, depending on a student’s financial aid package, it’s important to know that the average financial award for an incoming residential freshman at MU is more than $34,000.

Tuition cost for the MU Online program in Accounting is $435 per credit, for a total of $53,940 for the program prior to transfer credits and financial aid being applied. Students who are Active Duty, Reservists, or National Guard have a discounted tuition rate of $250 per credit, for a total of $31,000 for the program prior to transfer credits and financial aid being applied.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Interested in Our Online Accounting program?

You're interested in the MU Accounting program, but are a working adult looking for the flexibility of an online program? Visit the Accounting program on our MU Online microsite for more information on the program, careers, how to apply, tuition and aid, and much more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Accounting is considered a challenging major since it involves some complex topics and ideas that require you to be dedicated to the program. However, Methodist University’s Accounting faculty will place you in a great position to succeed within the program.

Offered as an associate degree or bachelor’s degree at Methodist University, the time dedicated towards the Accounting program depends on the path you choose. If you select the bachelor’s degree option, it will typically take you four years to complete the program. If you select the associate degree option, it will likely take you two years to complete the program.


ACBSP AccreditedThe Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited.  Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.

Beginning in the fall 2019, the University offers the Bachelors of Applied Science in Accounting degree, as well as, the Bachelors of Applied Science in Business degree. Currently, we are seeking accreditation from the ACBSP for these two degree programs.

Contact the On-Campus Program

Matt Dobra, Ph.D.

Chair, Accounting & Financial Economics; Nimocks Professor of Business; Professor of Financial Economics
Matt Dobra

Contact the Online Program

Enrollment Counselor

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