Accounting Major

Get Experience in public accounting and private accounting

Drury University's accounting major is the ideal program for students desiring to become either public or private accountants. The financial sector has seen a proliferation of rules and regulations in response to corporate scandals and financial crises. Drury’s accounting curriculum will provide students with the necessary requirements to sit for the CPA exam as defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  Please see www.nasba.org for more information on the Uniform CPA Exam.

Accounting Major      Business Administration Minor


Student Learning & Engagement

One on one student and professor engagement in the classroom

Individual instruction and small class sizes are vital to the success of the accounting student and the Drury University accounting program. The first time pass-rate of the CPA exam by Drury students are significantly above national averages for other four-year institutions. Computer labs, tutors, and access to instructors also contribute heavily to developing the accounting skills necessary for students to secure top tier jobs at competitive salaries.

Real World Experience

100% of Drury Breech  accounting majors graduate with internship experiences that showcase their talents to the accounting and business world while still in school A graduate from the Drury University accounting program will be prepared to work for top public accounting firms in the nation. The accounting faculty works very closely with major accounting firms to secure internships for the students. The internship requirement of the program also allows a student to get a first-hand look at the demands of working in the public or private accounting field and to showcase his/her talents to the accounting and business world.

Accounting firms like KPM, BKD, and PWC employ Drury graduates.Where Our Students Go

The top-tier accounting firms in the nation employ Drury accounting graduates. These firms include BKD, PwC, KPMG and other prestigious firms. Through the Drury graduate school, students are able to meet the 150 credit hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam by obtaining both an undergraduate accounting degree and an MBA.


Our Students & Alumni

Take Your Education Abroad

All Breech students will enroll in a Course which involves foreign travel designed to provide an engaging, immersing international experience. Students may choose from:

MGMT 205: Study Abroad
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in this category will be for a year, semester or stay of at least 21 days. These trips will include formal enrollment in a University (Drury or other) study abroad program in any academic area. Students will have the opportunity to interact in the global business community on a variety of levels: business transactions, travel arrangements and interactions with residents of the host country. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.

MGMT 206: Study Abroad - Business/Leadership
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in the business/leadership category will be for a stay of at least 14 days. These trips will include formal enrollment in a University (Drury or other) program, with a focus on global business. In this type of study abroad program, students will be exposed to business operations and/or leadership challenges in another country. They will also be expected to have interactions with business executives or other leaders in professional settings. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.

MGMT 207: Study Abroad - Service Learning
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in the service learning category will be for a stay of at least 7 days. This program would not necessarily require formal enrollment in a University; it would, however, require affiliation with a formal agency/organization or some form of University sponsorship. Students may not complete this program on an individual basis. In this type of study abroad program, students will be focused on an intensive immersive experience and will be interacting almost exclusively with a variety of host country residents while engaged in a community service project. Students will be expected to base this personal interaction on the pursuit of a particular goal. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.

MGMT 208: Study Abroad - International Student
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech student abroad requirement. The international student category covers students from outside the United States who are studying business at Drury. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.

The Drury Study Abroad program offers both short and long term international study opportunities. Our students have previously studied in: 

  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Granada, Spain
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Aigina, Greece

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Continue Your Education With Drury's MBA Program

Drury MBA students in a classroom setting

Seamlessly continue your education towards a Master in Business Administration from Drury. A few highlights of the program include:

  • MBA program can be completed in one, two, or four year sequences
  • All courses are offered in the evenings (6 - 8:45 p.m.)
  • The curriculum is customizable to students’ needs
  • Week-long trip to an international business destination (usually Greece or China)

View More Information About the MBA Program