Accounting (Coming soon*)

Earlham’s accounting program pairs the specialized expertise and skills you’ll need to pursue a career in accounting with the broad perspective of a human-centered liberal arts education. From auditing and work in the nonprofit sector to pursuing the CPA exam, you’ll graduate ready for a wide variety of career opportunities.

Because this major is interdisciplinary and fully integrated within our Department of Business, you’ll have the opportunity to take courses in business, economics and computer science in addition to accounting courses as you fulfill your major requirements. Our focus on global engagement and the ethics of business will prepare you to make a profound difference in the world—both as a student and in your professional life.

When will the program be available?

* Our accounting program is in development and is pending final approval from the Higher Learning Commission.

At this time, we anticipate the program to accept its first cohort of majors in the fall of 2023. We will continue to update this page as more information about the program becomes available.

Impactful and ethical accounting in a global economy

As an accounting major at Earlham, you’ll benefit from Earlham’s unique tradition of global engagement with a focus on living and working ethically and sustainably.

Bright career prospects

Accounting majors enjoy a sunny career outlook after graduation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are expected to be about 135,000 job openings in accounting and auditing each year between now and 2030.

Accounting for impact

Through classes like Business Ethics, you’ll learn how you can use your career in accounting to effect positive change in the field—and the world.

Hands-on experience

Every accounting major completes an internship related to their chosen field. And with the Epic Advantage, you’ll receive both funding and support for at least one significant career experience before graduation. Accounting majors at Earlham will also benefit from the professional development resources available through our Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity.

Career preparation

Our program will be designed to prepare you with the undergraduate requirements necessary to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam after graduation, or to pursue a myriad of other career possibilities. Whether you’re looking to work in nonprofits or global corporations, as a CPA, auditor, financial manager or a related career, you’ll be well-prepared for your future.

Our faculty

Our faculty bring diverse perspectives and a wealth of knowledge to our classrooms. We have expertise in various areas of business and management, and work experience in numerous countries, types of organizations and positions.

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