Accounting graduates are well prepared for an accounting career, or to pursue a graduate degree.


Accounting is the language of business. Our accounting program curriculum is designed to equip graduates with technical knowledge, professional skills and personal attributes necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. In addition to making our graduates proficient in the language of business, we instill in them strong ethics and beliefs through the foundations of a strong liberal arts education. This combination makes our graduates unique and valuable assets to organizations.

Accounting majors may enroll in the 4+1 M.B.A. Program during their senior year. This option enables students to graduate with two degrees in five years.

Featured Courses:

The Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting consists of such courses as:

  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Topics in Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Career Potential:

Today, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, students can pursue a variety of career paths beyond the traditional financial, managerial and tax accounting and auditing. A few of the many options available are:

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Valuation Specialist
  • Management Consultant
  • Information Systems Auditor

Hands-On Experience

Co-op and service learning immerse students in the real world and provide rich opportunities for experiential learning and the application of skills and knowledge learned in the classroom. Students work with a faculty mentor and an industry professional in a variety of businesses and non-profit organizations.

Accounting Co-op at Messer Construction

“My co-op experience has helped me to devote more focused time to studying and allowed me to be more disciplined in the classroom. I realized how important time management was in the business world and decided to apply it to my personal life. The longer I was at Messer the more I saw the value of working harder in the classroom, I wanted to show Messer I could rise to the top by working for it.” Brandon Michael, Accounting major, class of 2016

Start Smart

Nearly any college or university can help you plan for your first job after graduation. We prefer the long-term approach. A liberal arts education at Mount St. Joseph University prepares you for a lifetime of career successes.

Our smaller class sizes and supportive environment enable you to thrive as you define your impact on the world. You’ll “learn how to learn” as you build the skill sets of the future: critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, digital literacy, and entrepreneurism.

Additional Resources

  Curriculum Guide [PDF] (143 KB)
  Program Requirements

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