Spoiler alert: Being an Accounting major isn’t just about math.
Accounting is the process by which businesses record and organize financial records. If you enjoy working with numbers, spreadsheets, financial records, and yes, math too, then you may enjoy being an accounting major.
Here’s what makes the Mount’s Accounting major unique:
+Night: The Mount offers the Accounting major in the traditional daytime track as well as in an evening and weekend format for transfer and degree completion students. It’s the same great education, just on your own schedule. Learn more about our transfer and degree completion programs here.
The Mount’s Accounting and Business programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Learn more about our accreditation here.
33 credits in Accounting | 45 credits in related fields | Maintain 2.85+ GPA (for MBA track)
Learn about Accounting academic requirements and courses here.
As an Accounting major, you'll take a variety of courses aimed at helping you evaluate an organization's financial records and accounting practices as well as gain a thorough understanding of auditing and taxation. You'll begin with basic instruction in accounting principles and then branch out to elective interests like Not for Profit Accounting, Fraud Examination & Forensic Accounting, Accounting/Managerial Decision and Control, and more.
You want to make a difference, but accounting isn’t exactly the first thing you think of when it comes to helping professions. At the Mount, many of our Accounting majors use their skills to help those in need during tax season through the TaxAide program. Students are trained by IRS professionals and then volunteer as tax preparers for the elderly and poor.
“I’m helping people and I’m learning what I hope is my job in the future. It’s a win-win situation for everybody.” - Fernando Aguilar ’19
What can you do with an accounting degree? Obviously, studying accounting prepares you to be an accountant, but there are multiple sectors Accounting majors are prepared to enter:
To get the experience you need in the field, the Mount’s Career Center is ready to help you find an internship. Here are some of the places our Accounting majors have interned:
Here’s how some of our Accounting alumni are using their degrees: