Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance introduce logic to decision making, bringing order and analysis into every business. Bring your passion for numbers and problem solving with a healthy dose of curiosity for the world of business. Learn to apply principles and processes and predict business trends.

Jeff Simmons Teaching Finance
  • 3.8% Student Investment Fund outperformed the S&P 500
  • 28 Students sat for the CPA exam in 2017
  • 4+1 Degree plans for MAcc or MBA
  • 10% Top 10% Best Value Accounting|Finance Degree in the US*

Stu­dent Invest­ment Fund

Our Student Investment Fund beat the S&P 500 by 3.8% in 2019! Finance students utilize the state-of-the-art Citizens Bank Finance Lab to research and analyze investment opportunities. An advisory board of professionals evaluates ideas and mentors young investors.

Finance Lab

Best for the Money

College Factual ranked our accounting and finance programs 2019 Best for the Money in Oklahoma and top 10% in the nation. Is it because of the high quality education you receive? CPA exam pass rates? High employment and low student debt? Yes, yes and yes! Since 2016, 100% of accounting and finance graduates are employed within six months.

College factual badges

Busi­ness Boot Camp

Present your product or service to ‘Shark Tank’ investors, tour Oklahoma City businesses, meet executives and have fun with your fellow incoming College of Business students. It’s a 3-day weekend prior to the start of classes that counts as your Intro to Business class for only $75.

Business student presenting

Career Prospects

What does your future in Accounting and Finance look like?*

Accountants and Auditors: 10% job growth

Median salary $70,500

Financial Analysts: 11% job growth

Median salary $85,660

Financial Manager: 19% job growth

5+ years experience needed

Median salary $127,990

Insurance Sales Agent: 10% job growth

Median salary $50,600

Career Paths

Accounting

Manage financial reports and records as a:

Accounting

Manage financial reports and records as a:

- Financial analyst

- Accountant

- Bookkeeper

- Financial advisor

- Accounting manager

- Tax professional

- Payroll specialist

- Loan officer

- Compliance analyst

Finance

Predict and analyze the potential for profit and growth as a:

- Commercial banker

- Financial consultant

- Financial manager

- Financial trader

- Hedge fund manager

- Insurance officer

- Investment banker

- Quant specialist

Bench­mark Society

Share your perspective, network among leaders and shape the future of Oklahoma’s business community in the collaborative forum of OC’s Benchmark Society. Members and guests enjoy luncheons featuring speakers who are nationally prominent business executives while dues and donations fuel OC’s Student Investment Fund. Enhance student placement in business and finance careers as a member of the Benchmark Society.

Students Listening to Lecture

Eagle Spotlight

Studying finance has helped me understand how to make money move effectively throughout my career. OC has given me the correct guidance to be a good steward of it.

Ethan Smith / Finance Major/Pro Golfer
Ethan Smith

Expe­ri­ence Inter­na­tion­al finan­cial mar­kets such as the Fed­er­al Reserve, the Muse­um of Finance, the UN, the World Bank/​IMF and more first­hand dur­ing a spring vis­it to New York City.

Eagles on Wall Street

Source

*according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics