School and Ranking Information
Accounting studies offered in the Oklahoma City area can be within standalone programs or incorporated into the curricula of business-oriented programs. Based on ranking and student-to-faculty ratio, the following university is considered a top school in the Oklahoma City area for accounting programs:
- Winner: Located in Bethany, OK, about seven miles from Oklahoma City, Southern Nazarene University is a faith-based institution. Those who want to study accounting can enroll in one of two bachelor's degree programs in accounting through the School of Business. Accounting courses are also offered in the curriculum of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
School Info Chart
|Category||Southern Nazarene University|
|Ranking||#84 (tie) Best Regional Universities (West) (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $22,044**|
|Accounting Degrees Offered||Bachelor's and master's|
|Accounting Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||5**|
|Most Popular Accounting Degree in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (5 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||47%**|
|Noteworthy||Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
Southern Nazarene University
- 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- MBA program offered in an online format
- Internship opportunities in accounting are available
Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is a private not-for-profit Christian university that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in over 80 areas of study. The School of Business has undergraduate and graduate degree programs in areas like aviation, business administration, business management, marketing and accounting.
The curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is comprised of 39 credits of core business courses, 66 credits of accounting and management courses and 12 credits of accounting electives. Accounting courses cover subjects like intermediate accounting, cost accounting, cost analysis, individual income tax, auditing, advanced accounting and management information systems. This program offers a CPA Track as well. Students complete the same courses as in the general bachelor's degree program, but with the addition of CPA-specific courses in income tax for business and fiduciary entities, consolidated statements and not-for-profit accounting.
At the graduate level, the university's MBA program offers courses in accounting management and accounting and finance as well as financial management and strategic management. Completion of the MBA program also satisfies requirements needed to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam.