Accounting

Mount Mercy University’s recognized accounting program provides the foundation for success in high-demand careers.

With over 54,000 average annual job openings for accountants and auditors, students in accountancy programs quickly find careers after graduation. Recent 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.

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.

What can I do with an accounting degree?

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:

  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Transamerica Corporation
  • Toyota Financial Services
  • GreatAmerica Financial Services
  • 2nd Story Software
  • Bohr, Dahm, Grief & Associates
  • TaxACT
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Terry Lockridge & Dunn
  • World Trend Financial

Our alumni say Mount Mercy is a top school for accounting in Iowa:

“Accounting is one of those majors that needs to be applied to real life, or else you might wonder why you’re learning the things you’re learning. 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 Major,
Thrower on Track & Field Team

“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

You should schedule a tour or apply today.

CoD Business '20

*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Occupational Characteristics, 2012