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Accounting

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting at the University of Mount Union will experience a blend of rigorous coursework combined with real-world internship opportunities.

The demand for accounting graduates continues to grow as corporations develop, tax laws change and new government regulations are introduced.  Businesses employ large numbers of accountants as treasurers, controllers, internal auditors, budget analysts, cost accountants and staff accountants to name a few. 

The accounting program at Mount Union prepares students for careers in public accounting, corporate accounting, governmental accounting and not for profit accounting. 

Accounting Major Quick Facts

A degree in accounting requires a total of 72 credit hours, including 32 credit hours of general education courses to complete the Integrative Core (IC) requirements. In addition to 40 credit hours of accounting classes, students also take classes in business law, information systems and statistics which help prepare them for success in the business world.

  • All accounting faculty members hold the CPA credential and an extensive professional network including large and mid-sized firms
  • Full time paid internship opportunities
  • Accounting Night, held annually in September, gives students the opportunity to network with professionals and apply for internships
  • Membership in Mount Union’s chapter of Tau Pi Phi, an accounting honorary, and the Mount Union Accounting Club
  • Service opportunities in the community applying classroom learning by providing financial help to organizations and non-profits in the area through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program as well as Junior Achievement.

Mount Union’s accounting program ranked #2 in Ohio, #9 in the Great Lakes region, and #32 in the nation for best value in College Factual’s 2018 rankings. The program was also cited among institutions with high-quality accounting programs.

Curriculum

In addition to in-depth study of accounting taxation, auditing, finance, and management, accounting majors at the University of Mount Union will explore courses in business law, micro and macroeconomics, statistics, applied strategy,  and quantitative methods, among a variety of others. Such requirements in the major provide students with a well-rounded education and the opportunity to grow both their communication and interpersonal skills, a necessity in the world of business.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the fundamental and technical concepts of accounting.
  • Students will demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Students will demonstrate skills in oral and written communications.
  • Students will demonstrate an awareness of their role in the global environment.
  • Students will demonstrate an awareness of their own values.
  • Students will demonstrate a sense of responsibility and a capacity for service.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize when change is appropriate, to adapt to change as it occurs, and to take the lead in creating change
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of their personal interests, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses as they pertain to professional career fields.
  • Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of career options available to them and will establish career objectives.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of their personal interests, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses as they pertain to professional career fields.
  • Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of career options available to them and will establish career objectives.

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