- Accounting (B.S.)
Prepare to become a Certified Public Accountant; enter the financial, corporate, personal, or tax accounting field; or pursue auditing – all within a Christian perspective.
As a Messiah College accounting graduate, you will be in high demand by large corporations and public accounting firms, as well as small businesses. In fact, like more than 70 percent of our graduates, you may even find yourself accepting a job offer early in your senior year.
All of the “Big Four” accounting firms recruit Messiah accounting graduates, and employers consistently report that Messiah College produces highly competent Christian accountants with the integrity, technical skills, and writing ability needed in today’s demanding business environment.
As an accounting major at Messiah College, you’ll be able to:
- Develop competencies essential to maintaining, auditing, and inspecting the financial records of individuals and businesses.
- Learn the skills necessary for preparing financial and tax reports.
- Take advantage of Messiah’s distinctive writing curriculum for accounting majors and compile a writing portfolio.
- Have the opportunity to be mentored by an accounting alum during your sophomore through senior years.
- Participate in an Internal Revenue Service-sponsored program where you’ll prepare tax returns for low-income individuals, elderly, and those in need.
- Prepare to take the Certified Public Accounting exam, where on average, 32 percent of our graduates pass all four parts of the CPA exam on their first try, (national average is 10 to 15 percent).
- Network at accounting nights—events that bring accounting, industry, and government representatives to Messiah’s campus.
- Have an opportunity to obtain a summer internship after your junior year.
- Sharpen your investment and strategy skills by joining the Investment Club or Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).
- Try your hand at real–world stock trading and create an income stream that provides funding for Messiah College student organizations.
- Study or take a January-term trip with professors who are accomplished business scholars and published authors.