As an accounting major, you will develop the ability to compile financial statements and analyze complex data while becoming proficient in relevant computer applications.

To enrich your knowledge of the field, Mount Mercy offers a broad range of upper level electives which cater to specialized interests and future career options including:

  • Government and Non-Profit Accounting
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Advanced Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Tax Accounting

The accounting major grooms you for professional positions in all areas of the accounting field, and is designed to give you the necessary coursework in preparation for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examinations. A wide-range of career opportunities are available in auditing, tax, accounting, management and many others.  


The accounting minor gives students a basis of accounting knowledge and practices. Students minoring in accounting will select courses from the following areas:  

  • Cost Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • Government and Non-Profit Accouting