Byrum’s accounting program will prepare you for leadership with a career in managerial, public or governmental accounting. While the majority of services offered by accounting in public practice consists of auditing services, the recent growth of fields include tax and business consulting, business valuations, litigation support, forensic accounting, and fraud examination. Our program offers students exceptional career outcomes, has a moniker for distinction and allows students a pathway to earn 150 credit hours to sit for their CPA exam within four years.
Average Starting Salary
Average starting salaries for 2022 Marian Accounting graduates is $59,472. Our accounting graduates work for firms such as BKD, Blue & Co., CliftonLarsonAllen, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RSM, and Somerset.
Rachel Kassing ‘21 and Greg Fulling '22 have been nationally recognized by Poets&Quants for Undergrads as Best & Brightest Accounting Majors.
Accounting is the bedrock upon which business is built. Accountants analyze relationships between business decisions, operations, and bottom-line profitability. They provide answers to financial questions about when to expand a company, when to downsize, or when to invest more capital. They also know how to manage risk, maximize efficiency, and ensure compliance with state and federal laws.
To earn the 128-credit Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree at Marian, you’ll complete at least 72 credits of business courses including 39 credits of business core courses and 33 credits of required accounting and finance courses.
If you want to complete the 150-hour accounting program, you will have a variety of options for completing the additional credits. You’ll work closely with your academic advisor to develop a personal plan of study. Among the required courses you’ll complete are:
For more details, review our Undergraduate Course Catalog or download these sample four-year plan of study and course checklist.
While licensure requirements vary by state, most boards of accountancy require first-time exam candidates to have at least 150 credit hours from an accredited college or university before completing the CPA Exam through the American Institute of CPAs. Marian University’s accounting credits are accepted by the Indiana Board of Accountancy for its Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and the Institute of Management Accountants for its Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for accountants is expected to grow by 10 percent through 2026.
|Occupation||Growth through 2026|
|Staff accountant||10 percent|
|Internal or external auditor||10 percent|
|Budget analyst||11 percent|
|Financial analyst||11 percent|
|Personal financial advisor||15 percent|
|Financial manager||19 percent|
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