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Accounting

  • Available as major (B.S. degree) and minor
    Accounting is more than numbers. It’s a ministry opportunity. As an accountant, you will handle your clients’ most sensitive data. As a Christian, you will do that in ethical ways that honor both them and the Lord.

  • Prepare for entry-level responsibilities in public, corporate or governmental accounting at Olivet. We give you a solid background of accounting plus business practices and procedures from a Christian perspective.

    Our faculty is committed to preparing you for success on the CPA exam, your first job or grad school.

    You graduate with what you need to have a competitive advantage for your future — technical competence, a solid spiritual foundation, practical experience and networking skills.

    At Olivet, you can: 

    • Study income taxation, auditing, business law, economics, cost accounting.
    • Through corporate field trips, get a closer look at how what you learn in the classroom is applied in corporate America 
    • Interact with local business leaders.
    • Meet and learn from nationally known business experts through programs at the Weber Entrepreneur and Leadership Center.
    • Teach students in area schools about budgeting and other financial concepts.
    • Develop your professional portfolio to use in your job search.
    • And so much more!

    Putting knowledge to work

    Enactus (formerly known as SIFE) — Teach the business skills you learn in the classroom to those in the communities around you. Take the lead in developing and implementing projects focusing on market economics, financial literacy, success skills, entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability and ethics.

    Internships – Build your résumé, make connections and network with professionals while you learn skills that help you survive and thrive on the job.

    Careers

    Accounting is the career for you if you are: 

    • strong in math and problem solving
    • conscientious
    • attentive to details
    • analytical
    • comfortable with computers 
    • a good listener
    • able to communicate well with others
    • a critical thinker

    Possible careers include: public accountant, auditor, tax accountant, staff accountant, forensic accountant, management accountant, government accountant, internal auditor

    Accounting is part of the Department of Business within the School of Professional Studies. 

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  • Prepare for success on the CPA exam, your first job or grad school.

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