If you enjoy working with technology and solving puzzles, and feel drawn to business, an accounting major is for you. Accounting is a diverse and exciting career. A degree in accounting prepares you for a variety of positions in business, government, industry and the not-for-profit sector.
Choose a traditional classroom experience by studying accounting on campus or take advantage of the flexibility of distance learning by studying accounting online with the Woods Online program. The College offers the following accounting degrees and accounting programs:
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (Accounting Major)
- Associate's Degree in Accounting
- Accounting Minor
Accounting Career Preparation
The accounting program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will provide you the knowledge and skills you need for a rewarding career in accounting.
A solid foundation rooted in liberal arts education, provided by our general studies requirements, will help you adapt to the changing needs of organizations, in addition to helping you understand the environment in which organizations operate.
The general core business courses attune you to broad business issues, while specific coursework in accounting prepares you for the technical and professional competencies required of the accounting profession.
Professional Accounting Certifications
The accounting major at SMWC lays a solid foundation for several specialized certifications in the field of accounting. These include:
- Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
- Certified Financial Management(CFM)
- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
In most states, preparation for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination requires an additional 25 semester hours beyond the 125 semester hours required for the baccalaureate degree. To prepare yourself for the CPA examination, you can add courses to this major or pursue the Accounting Information Systems major.