Bachelor of Science in Accounting:

Be ready to compete in a highly sought after job market

Our Accounting degree program will provide you with the skills you need to excel in any area of the accounting profession or in the business world in general.  With a range of core accounting and business courses, graduates will have a solid foundation in using accounting principles and financial analytics to understand what makes businesses succeed and grow.  Whether students plan careers in areas such as corporate or public accounting, nonprofits or government agencies, academia, consulting, or tax preparation and planning our program of core accounting and business classes will act as a springboard to a rewarding professional career.

The Accounting Bachelor of Science Degree Program introduces you to accounting principles and processes on a conceptual basis, and ensures you will gain valuable hands-on application experiences.  In-class exercises, case analyses, and internships provide you the opportunity to apply your skills both individually and in teams.  The city of Boston and local communities support a wide range of fulfilling internship experiences in small and medium sized public accounting firms and businesses, and non-profits, offering you an experience that includes both practical accounting skills and broadens professional networks.

A private New England college, Mount Ida builds the Accounting bachelor’s degree on a strong foundation of traditional academic subjects. You will take courses in business, math, science and the arts, along with accounting courses focused on:

  • Financial accounting
  • Federal taxation
  • Auditing
  • Corporate finance
  • Cost accounting

The Accounting degree requires 120 credits, broken down as follows:

  • 27 credits in business core courses
  • 30 credits in required accounting courses
  • 9 credits in accounting elective courses
  • 54 credits in arts, sciences, and humanities

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An Accounting degree is highly sought after due to the wide range of employment possibilities upon graduation.  Students may choose to move into professional positions in business or finance, with some continuing directly into graduate studies.  For those who wish to stay in the accounting field, the program meets Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) guidelines, including the 120 credit hours of academic study needed to sit for the CPA exam.  Students may also take advantage of the Mount Ida 4+1 program to both earn their master’s degree and complete the required additional 30 credit hours of academic study to become licensed as a CPA.