Degrees and Programs


Why study accounting at Benedictine?

Students have historically found opportunities and job stability in the accounting field. A degree in Accounting will provide you with a solid foundation that is useful in many careers. The accountant provides and analyzes useful information to guide investors, managers and creditors in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

  • Many of our students qualify for an internship. These are opportunities with local companies in which you can use your accounting background to gain practical experience. An internship can be very helpful in finding your first professional position.
  • Computers are available at several locations on campus for convenient use.
  • You will be able to meet the 150-hour certified public accountant requirement by completing a master’s degree in one of our graduate programs.

What does a degree in Accounting at Benedictine offer?

You will acquire knowledge of the principles of financial and managerial accounting and develop your skills in communication, analytical thinking and teamwork. The Accounting program at Benedictine will also equip you with a thorough grounding in the other business disciplines.

What careers are available with a degree in Accounting?

The following are among the career choices of our recent graduates in accounting:

  • Controller
  • Product Planner
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Division Budget Manager
  • Corporate Financial Analyst
  • Accounting Supervisor
  • Internal Auditor
  • Loan Operations Manager
  • Tax Staff Accountant
  • Systems Analyst
  • Bank Loan Officer
  • IRS Agent

How does the program work?

As an Accounting major, you will acquire the broad base of knowledge represented by the University’s core courses taken by all students that will prove valuable in your future career development and daily life as a citizen of your community. You will develop knowledge in the social sciences, computer science and mathematics. You will learn the fundamentals of the economic system—both as it functions at the national level and within corporations, and principles of statistical methods, and also gain a solid understanding of financial and managerial accounting, cost accounting, taxation, auditing and ethics. The capstone course, “Issues in Corporate Financial Reporting,” will allow you to integrate and apply your accounting expertise.

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Upcoming Events

M.B.A. Online Information Session Mesa
Mesa Branch Campus
6:00 PM
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M.B.A. Online Information Session Mesa

Date: February 20

Time: 6:00 PM

Campus: Mesa,Region - Arizona

Location: Online - RSVP for Instructions

Contact: Amy Drew

Freshman Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Freshman Fridays

Date: February 23

Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa. 

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

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Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition
Mesa Branch Campus
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Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition

Date: February 24

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Michael Tole    (480) 878-6708

Event Description:


  • To give young Arizona artists an opportunity to exhibit their artwork to the public.
  • To help make a college education affordable for young Arizona artists.

Why Apply?

  • Exhibit your artwork in a selective professionally juried show.
  • Win a scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.
  • Gain prestige by having you work added to the permanent collection of a major university museum.

Three jurors will select a maximum of 100 works for the Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition at Benedictine University Mesa. From those 100 finalists, jurors will then select the prize winners.


All high school and community college students who currently reside in Arizona.


  • High School -- Fine Art & Graphic Design
  • Community College -- Fine Art & Graphic Design


Each student may submit up to three original works of art in any media. Specify art or design.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Midnight, Feb. 3, 2018
  • Finalists Announced: Feb. 9, 2018
  • Deliver Artwork: Feb. 16-17, 2018
  • Opening Reception: 3-5pm, Feb. 24, 2018
  • Exhibition: Feb. 24 - March 9, 2018
  • Pick-Up Artwork: 8-5pm, March 9-10


Best Fine Art Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

Best Graphic Design Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

2nd Prize, High School: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

2nd Prize, Community College: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes

Date: February 25

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

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