Accounting

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Accounting

The foundation for success in high-demand careers with formats designed for traditional students and working professionals.

Strong, integrated course sequence

It’s about the community. Creative Corridor businesses work closely with Mount Mercy students, offering internships that enrich career opportunities. Internships are highly encouraged and offer invaluable real-world experience. Many local employers recognize the valuable contributions MMU accounting students provide and seek our students for priority placement within regularly available positions.

Honoring Mount Mercy’s value of compassionate service, accounting students are involved in community outreach programs such as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides free taxpayer assistance to low-income individuals.

Curriculum

Evaluate, measure, and manage risk.

At Mount Mercy we provide a highly-personal touch within a high-quality program. The MMU accounting program is recognized by the local business community as providing an excellent foundation for future career success. Our graduates are in demand by many local employers.

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Complete your degree in 18-24 months

Designed for working professionals, the accelerated format offers courses in a blend of five-week and 10-week courses, as well as select semester-length courses for upper-level accounting coursework.

Equiping you with the skills you need, this major and format are designed to give you the necessary coursework to prepare for all professional exams, including the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams.

There's no need to wait months to start taking classes. At Mount Mercy, we have nine start dates throughout the year, and class blocks are every five weeks.

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My professors have made learning relatable, and that makes for an interesting experience—they helped me seal the deal on my major.

Megan Miller ’17
Accounting

Careers in accounting

Our graduates are in demand by many local employers.

Accounting majors often pursue Certified Public Accountant (CPA) status and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. Common career paths include tax research or tax preparation, auditing, management, and cost accounting-related positions. Mount Mercy accounting graduates have gone on to work for companies like RSM McGladrey, Rockwell-Collins, AEGON/Transamerica, Great America Leasing, GE Capital, Alliant Energy, Toyota Financial Services and the Internal Revenue Service.

Mount Mercy has an articulation agreement with the University of Iowa's Master of Accountancy program to facilitate the admission of Mount Mercy graduates into that program. First year graduates report a median starting salary ranging from $40,000-45,000*. Graduates from Mount Mercy are currently working at:

  • RSM McGladrey, Assurance Services Staff

  • Internal Revenue Service, Special Agent

  • Deloitte and Touche, LLP, Audit Manager

  • Commerce Bank, Accounting/Finance Manager

  • Second Story Software, Tax Software Developer

  • Collins Aerospace, Internal Audit Staff

  • Transamerica, Department Manager

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