MC’s accounting degree is designed for students seeking an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of accounting. The MC School of Business produces graduates with world-class business knowledge. Accounting students will experience a hands-on curriculum, providing them with the skills needed in order to enter the workforce. As with any student who enters the MC School of Business, communication skills, subject matter knowledge, and awareness of moral and ethical behavior will be enhanced.

While you’re mastering the details of accounting practice, you’ll also explore a comprehensive business curriculum that nurtures critical thinking skills, encourages teamwork and builds your writing abilities. You’ll discuss ethical and moral issues, while acquiring management skills in a Christian context. And you’ll gain understanding of business challenges from a global perspective, integrating awareness of current events and financial trends.

Award Winning Accounting

The MC Business Accounting area has received outstanding recognition, proving that it is a first-class program. The “Hamp King Award” from the Mississippi Society of Certified Accountants (MSCA), which is given to the best accounting student in the state, has been given to MC Accounting Graduates as well as the MSCA’s “Fred T. Neely Gold Medal”to the highest score on the CPA exam. We also have several Outstanding Accounting Educator Award winners on faculty.

Rise to the Top

Our accounting graduates have gone on to quickly pass the CPA exam and find employment in public accounting and industry with a significant number of them holding managing partner positions with large CPA firms.

Advice Along the Way

MC Accounting students are assigned an individual accounting advisor. From assisting with career goals, to selecting courses, to sharing personal connections in the larger business community, your advisor will help you make the most of your business education and your business career.

Five Year Accounting/MBA Degree

The Five Year Accounting/MBA degree is designed for students who wish to receive their undergraduate degree in accounting and immediately pursue their Masters degree to meet the 150 semester-hours requirement to take the CPA exam. While in their senior year, accounting majors are allowed to take six hours of upper-level accounting classes and use them as graduate electives. They may choose from Advanced Accounting I, Auditing, Governmental Accounting and Federal Income Tax as their graduate electives.

Requirements for an MBA will be the same except the six hours of electives will already be satisfied by two of the courses listed above. This will leave students with only twenty-four hours left in order to obtain their graduate degree, which can be completed in one year in order to be ready to sit for the CPA exam.

Experience Accounting

As an accounting student at MC, you will take classes that will prepare you for a career in accounting:

Major Requirements for Accounting

Requirements   Hours
University Core   46
Business Core   42
ACC 301-302 Intermediate Accounting I & II 6
ACC 302 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 401 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 403 Federal Tax Accounting I 3
ACC 405 Introduction to Auditing 3
ACC 406 Accounting information Systems 3
ACC 407 Governmental Accounting 3
General Electives   18
Total Hours   130