With over 54,000 average annual job openings* for accountants and auditors, students in accountancy programs quickly find careers after graduation. Recent MMU graduates are employed as accountants, auditors, financial analysts, controllers, partners, managers and business owners.
Mount Mercy’s strong, integrated course sequence prepares students for professional exams including the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams. In a personalized, service-oriented learning environment, students develop the ability to organize and process complex financial information, reach fact-based decisions and communicate information professionally and effectively.
It’s about community. Creative Corridor businesses work closely with Mount Mercy students, offering internships that enrich career opportunities. Honoring Mount Mercy’s value of compassionate service, many accounting students are involved in community outreach such as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides free taxpayer assistance to low-income individuals. Our qualified faculty introduce students to capstone experiences and a broad range of upper-level electives which cater to the students’ specialized interests.
Many graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting continue on to Mount Mercy's Master of Business Administration or other graduate programs. Others have found success in a variety of careers, working for employers such as:
Our alumni say Mount Mercy is a top school for accounting in Iowa:
“Mount Mercy gave me the technical knowledge I needed to succeed in my profession; it was academically challenging and rewarding, which naturally instills a sense of self-confidence.”
— Cammie Greif ’88, Founding President, 2nd Story Software, Inc.
“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.”
— Prof. Steve Gilmour, MAS, CPA, Assoc. Prof. of Accounting