The Millikin Difference

Accounting is the glue of a business and the building block of companies. Accountants develop and interpret financial data required for decision-making by managers, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders. To perform their functions, accountants must work with both numerical information and concepts, and they must be able to function effectively as individuals and collaborate in teams.

Students who complete a degree in accounting will be able to perform audits, develop budgets, assess financial risks and controls, prepare individual and corporate tax returns, use financial databases for decision-making, and respond to professional, ethical, and regulatory issues in accounting.

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Career Opportunities

Accounting graduates obtain employment as:

  • Auditors
  • Corporate accountants
  • Consultants
  • Tax accountants
  • Business analysts
  • Public accountants

$51,783 Average starting salary for graduates

*National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2018

Performance Learning

Performance Learning initiatives for business partnerships at the local and national levels include preparing income tax returns, performing financial audits for local businesses, interning as financial or managerial accountants, and presenting accounting analysis for business clients. Accounting majors work with VITA, a tax assistance program, in their junior year. As seniors, they will begin performing audits in the professional world.

Professional Credentials

Accounting students are strongly encouraged to pursue one or more of the three designations relevant to this profession:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Management Accounting (CMA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Working with an advisor, students can choose an appropriate path to meet the requirements of the desired certification, which could include a fifth year of study to earn an MBA.

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