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When you study Accounting at University of Mount Olive, you will learn the process of communicating financial information about a business to users such as managers and shareholders. Accounting is defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as “the art of recording, classifying, and summarizing in a significant manner and in terms of money, transactions and events which are, in part at least, of financial character, and interpreting the results thereof.” Accounting is a mathematical science and is useful for discovering and communicating the success and failure of a business.

You will study the following topics as an Accounting major at University of Mount Olive:

  • Taxes and Auditing
  • Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Business Communication, Law, Policy and Strategy
  • Fundamentals of CIS
  • International Business
  • Micro Economics
  • Human Capital Management
  • Corporation Finance
  • Fundamentals of Management and Marketing

As an Accounting major, you have the possibility of pursuing a wide variety of careers, including:

  • Comptroller
  • Cost Accountant
  • Accountant
  • Software Developer
  • Financial Analyst or Planner
  • Internal Revenue Agent
  • Investment Banker
  • Treasurer
  • Underwriter
  • Tax Accountant

Interested in a business major? Learn more from Mr. Bob Tillman, former President and CEO or Lowe’s and namesake of the Robert L. Tillman School of Business.

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