Accounting is “the language of business” and is an essential part of every business organization. The study of accounting helps students develop analytical and problem-solving skills as well as master the principles that govern financial reporting and decision making.
A career in accounting can take many directions – from auditing, tax advising and consulting to financial management, banking and criminal investigation. Notably, accounting is one of the preferred majors for students seeking a career with the FBI. Through our strong reputation and alumni network, Belmont offers outstanding placement opportunities for internships and permanent positions to our accounting students and graduates. Please click here for a list of employers who have hired our accounting alumni. About one-third of our students typically accept offers from Big 4 firms, one-third join local/regional firms, and one-third join healthcare companies.
At Belmont, the accounting faculty bring excellent academic credentials and professional experience to the classroom, which enable them to provide relevant instruction and valuable career advice. In addition, Belmont’s undergraduate and graduate accounting programs have achieved specialized accounting accreditation by AACSB International, placing Belmont among the less than one percent of the world's business schools to have earned both business and accounting accreditation.
Interested students are eligible to apply for early admission to Belmont’s Master of Accountancy (MACC) program, through which they may obtain their master's degree while completing the 150 credit hour academic requirements to sit for the CPA exam in Tennessee. Undergraduate accounting students have the opportunity to earn up to four hours of graduate accounting credit during their final undergraduate semester.
Click here to view the mission statement of our Accounting/ISM Programs and our BBA and MACC learning objectives.