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Bachelor in Accounting

University of Mount Union
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Program description

Bachelor's Degree in 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.

Admission requirements

GPA requirement: 2.5 (except for nursing, that requirement is a 3.3)

English proficiency (one of the following):

  • TOEFL: 61 iBT
  • IELTS: 5.5
  • PTE: 55

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Program content

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Federal Taxation I
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Federal Taxation II
  • Seminar in Accounting
  • Accounting Issues
  • Honors Thesis/Project
  • Internship in Accounting

Scholarships & funding

A Mount Union education is accessible to students of all backgrounds thanks to the university's robust scholarship and grant offerings. There are several state and federal options available to assist you, as well as many Mount Union awards that are specific to your career at the university. For more information, please visit the Mount Union website. 


Upon completion of this program, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Learning outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Students will demonstrate an awareness of the global environment in which businesses operate
  • 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 needed, adapt to change as it occurs, and lead 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.

Career opportunities

Accounting is a diversified, dynamic, and growing profession. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2018. New and changing laws will increase the need for accountants, and opportunities are expected to expand in private companies as well. Many accountants also move on to become successful heads of large corporations because they understand what drives business and profits.

Our accounting program will provide you with opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations, develop a professional network and discover mentors in your chosen area.

Common careers include:

  • Public accounting firms
  • Business and industry
  • Governmental agencies
  • Not-for-profit organizations

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University of Mount Union

The University of Mount Union, a private Midwestern institution founded in 1846, offers rigorous and relevant academic programs that are grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s students can select from broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors. Known for its...

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Why study at University of Mount Union

Mount Union is a small institution. We are proud to offer small class sizes, all taught by professors. More than 80% of our faculty have terminal degrees in their fields of study. This gives our students a chance to research and learn alongside our talented faculty in their academic fields. We are proud that 98% of our students find jobs in less than 3 months after graduating with their Mount Union degree!

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University of Mount Union

1972 Clark Avenue
44601 Alliance Ohio
United States of America

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