If you enjoy working with technology and solving puzzles, and feel drawn to business, an accounting major is for you. Accounting is a diverse and exciting career. An accounting degree not only prepares to work as an accountant but also prepares you for a variety of accounting jobs in business, government, industry and the not-for-profit sector.
Ranked as one of the top 20 online colleges offering an accounting degree, the College offers the following accounting degrees and accounting programs:
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (Accounting Major)
- Associate's Degree in Accounting
- Accounting Minor
Accounting Career Preparation
An accounting degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will provide you the knowledge and skills you need for a rewarding career in accounting.
A solid foundation rooted in liberal arts education, provided by our general studies requirements, will help you adapt to the changing needs of organizations, in addition to helping you understand the environment in which organizations operate.
The general core business courses attune you to broad business issues, while specific coursework in accounting prepares you for the technical and professional competencies required of an accountant.
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Professional Accounting Certifications
The accounting major at SMWC lays a solid foundation for several specialized certifications in the field of accounting. These include:
- Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
- Certified Financial Management(CFM)
- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
In most states, preparation for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination requires an additional 25 semester hours beyond the 125 semester hours required for the baccalaureate degree. To prepare yourself for the CPA examination, you can add courses to this major or pursue the Accounting Information Systems major.