Gain Marketable Accounting Skills
Accounting majors at Elms go beyond simply mastering financial analysis. By studying business from a liberal arts perspective, they enter the workforce with a comprehensive understanding of business operations, and they are prepared to succeed in the global economy.
Our expert faculty teach Elms students the major concepts, theories, and practices of accounting. Students study everything from auditing and tax preparation to managerial accounting and financial management. Our graduates also gain proficiency in accounting information systems and computer applications, which prepares them to excel in the increasingly technology-dependent business environment.
Whether students would like to work in corporate setting, for a government agency, or as part of a nonprofit organization, the accounting program equips them with the skills and knowledge they need to get hired.
Accountants are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and transparency of financial statements. In this day and age, this work is more important than ever, with story after story appearing on the news highlighting financial fraud.
Our faculty teach accounting majors how to navigate financial grey areas by emphasizing ethical thinking and decision-making in the classroom. By analyzing case studies and discussing real-world business practices, students learn how to perform their accounting duties with professional integrity.
100% Internship Placement
Prior to graduating, accounting majors at Elms complete an internship. Our students apply their skills while working for certified public accountants, Big Four accounting firms, and businesses within our network of regional and national accounting firms. Our placements have included:
- Deloitte, LLP (a Big Four firm)
- Price Waterhouse Coopers (a Big Four firm)
- KPMG, LLP (a Big Four firm)
- Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.
- Moriarty and Primack, P.C.
- Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C.
- Burkhart Pizzanelli, P.C.
- Waste Management
- Savage Arms Inc.
Our faculty provide personalized instruction to help students achieve their career goals. Our graduates are prepared to successfully complete professional licensure exams, such as the certified public accounting (CPA) and certified management accounting exams.
For students interested in earning their CPA license, a minimum of 150 credit hours is required before taking the exam. This typically means that a graduate degree is necessary. Elms offers an accelerated BA/MBA program that students can complete in only 4.5 years, prior to taking their exam.
The Elms College undergraduate business program is fully accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.
A Formula for Success
Jonathan Lester '19
As a student athlete, Jonathan spends much of his time perfecting his long jump and triple jump. He also volunteers in the community with the track & field team. What really makes the Dallas, TX, resident a triple threat, though, is his pursuit of academic excellence. Read Jonathan’s story.