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.
Students who major in accounting can enter careers as corporate accountants, financial analysts, business consultants or staff accountants at a public accounting firm. Students can also pursue advanced degrees in Accounting (MAcc), Business Administration (MBA) and related fields.
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.
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.
Our program will be designed to prepare students with the necessary accounting requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam upon completion of 150 credits (which will typically require some graduate work). 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 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.