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In addition to a liberal arts core curriculum, Accounting majors prepare for careers by completing a rigorous course load. Marietta’s Accounting program is led by talented and respected certified public accountants who are passionate about teaching and sharing.
Requirements for a major in Accounting.
Requirements for a minor in Accounting.
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of Marietta College’s Accounting graduates since 2020 were employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduating
of Marietta College Accounting and Public Accounting students who have applied to graduate school have been accepted
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What Can You Do With an Accounting Degree?

Earning an Accounting degree from Marietta College opens doors to careers in auditing, tax accounting, cost accounting, managerial accounting, public accounting, and government and corporate work. 

There are many internship opportunities for students in the accounting major and even more job possibilities. Marietta’s faculty have strong connections in the industry. Faculty help students with introductions and provide references. The College also offers the Robert Evans Internship Endowment, which awards one student every summer $5,000 to one qualified rising junior or senior who participates in an approved internship in a for-profit organization, specifically a major national or global organization.

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Our graduates have many options and opportunities for post-graduate work and professional experiences.

Outcomes — Graduate Programs
  • Baylor University
  • Capital University
  • Duke University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Maryland
  • West Virginia University
  • Ohio University
Outcomes — Professions
  • Plante Moran, Partner
  • Peoples Bank, Chief Financial Officer
  • U.S. Department of Treasury, Accountant
  • U.S. Postal Service — Deputy Assistant Inspector General for IT & Data Analytics
  • Sherwin-Williams, Financial Analyst
  • XPO Logistics, Director of Tax
  • KPMG, Manager of Advisory Services
  • The Wendy’s Corporation — Director of Internal Audit
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Accountant
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Are there specific scholarships for Business-related majors?

Yes! However, the majority of the scholarships are awarded to students after their first year at Marietta College.

  • The Jules Bourmorck and Julia Bourmorck Staats Memorial Scholarship provides support to a junior or senior majoring in economics, management, or accounting.
  • The Douglas C. Greene Scholarship is awarded annually to students majoring in the Business & Economics Department.
  • The Dean's Choice Scholarship is given by the Business & Economics Department and the Dean of the College to a senior accounting major planning to enter the University of Ohio's MBA program in the School of Accountancy. The scholarship is a full-tuition waiver for three quarters in the program.
  • The Economics, Management, and Accounting Department Scholarship recognizes outstanding scholarship in those fields. Recipients are juniors and seniors who have declared majors within the Business & Economics department and whose academic performance meets the department's requirements.
  • The Bert T. Glaze Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior Business & Economics major showing pre-professional achievement.
Can I study abroad as an Accounting major?

Yes! We encourage our Accounting majors to have a well-rounded undergraduate education experience, including study abroad. Given the high course load associated with the accounting major, students planning to study abroad should make a plan for graduating with the necessary credits.

education abroad

Will I be required to complete an internship to graduate?

No, but we highly encourage all our students to complete at least one internship before graduation. The staff in our Career Center are here to help you explore internship possibilities.

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Are CPAs and Accountants the same thing?

No. Not all accountants are CPAs (certified public accountants), but all CPAs are accountants. Typically, an accountant has achieved a bachelor’s degree in accounting. A certified public accountant earns this designation after completing specific educational and work requirements and passing a CPA exam.

What resources are available on campus if I am having difficulties in a class?

This is a great question. Almost every student struggles with a class at some point during their college career. First, we encourage you to speak with your professor during the posted office hours. Marietta College also has a number of academic success centers available to every student.

Academic Success Centers

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