This concentration is for those students who like the challenges of demystifying puzzles as well as problem-solving. HPU prepares you for the CPA exam by studying the theories and concepts behind the figures, then financial reporting, auditing, taxes, and all tools needed to become ready for the dynamic world of accounting. Students graduate prepared to seek accounting positions in public accounting, private industry, government service, and not-for-profit organizations. Internships are available and may be considered as an elective for this concentration. Alumni are employed by international firms, regional and local firms, by public and private corporations, and by various government and non-government agencies.


The Risk Management Association Foundation offers scholarships to students in an undergraduate program who are interested in working in the banking industry after graduation. The RMA Foundation is awarding over $200,000 annually in scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $8,000. Winners may reapply for continuation of their scholarships for up to two additional years, provided each student fulfills the renewal requirements and maintains their free student membership with RMA. More info.


College Values Online recognizes that HPU's accounting degree program is "among the top tier best colleges by U.S. News & World Report" and offers an "active Accounting Club that prides itself in connecting students with Honolulu-based accountants." HPU's internships were also noted as "preparing students with additional experience and exposure to the career and field."  HPU is the only Hawaii-based school on the top 100 list.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)