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An accounting major will prepare you for a variety of careers in business, both in and out of the accounting field.

You’ll gain experience in understanding, analyzing, reporting and interpreting accounting information and develop superior communication and ethical decision-making skills.

The accounting major also prepares students for graduate-level study.


You can participate in month-long or semester-long internships, gaining hands-on work experience for college credit. 

As an accounting major, you’re required to participate in one internship, either month- or semester-long, as part of your academic experience. If you find you love it, you can choose to have multiple internships at businesses and organizations.    

Learning Environment

In the Classroom

Accounting classes are extremely interactive with lively student discussion encouraging intellectual curiosity. You learn from one another and become comfortable asking questions and digging for the rationale behind rules, regulations and business insights.

The goal is to provide a rock-solid foundation for you to continue to build on the rest of your life.

Accounting? Interesting?

You bet! Faculty are always finding ways to bring relevant applications into their courses. Guest speakers, computerized simulations, case studies and community service projects are just some of the ways students learn to appreciate the usefulness of the program.  

One of the strengths of Doane's accounting curriculum is the integrated way accounting courses are taught. 

It's All Relative

Accounting education is viewed from a multi-faceted perspective, as opposed to a course-by-course approach. For example, tax concepts, auditing concepts, financial accounting concepts and/or cost accounting concepts are discussed throughout the curriculum, not only in specific classes. 

In other words, what you learn in one class will have a bearing on what you learn in all of your other classes. 

Ethical issues are also woven into each class to prepare students for the variety of dilemmas they will face in the real world. Throughout the curriculum, accounting concepts are woven together to help students become good analytical thinkers and problem solvers.

If you want to learn more, feel free to request more information.

Student Organizations

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ACC 103 - Financial Accounting (3)
ACC 104 - Managerial Accounting (3)
ACC 231 - Intermediate Accounting I (4)
ACC 232 - Intermediate Accounting II (4)
ACC 315 - Tax Accounting I (4)
ACC 331 - Advanced Accounting I (3)
ACC 332 - Advanced Accounting II (3)
ACC 335 - Managerial Cost Accounting (3)
ACC 411 - Systems/Applied Accounting (3)
ACC 415 - Tax Accounting II (3)
ACC 421 - Accounting Internship (0-12)
ACC 427 - Auditing (3)
BUS 205 - Business Writing (3)
BUS 215 - Statistics (3)
MTH 356 - Statistics (3)
BUS 226 - Finance (3)
BUS 242 - Management (3)
BUS 250 - The Legal Environment of Business (3)
BUS 251 - Marketing (3)
BUS 339 - Quantitative Methods (3)
BUS 350 - Commercial Law (3)
BUS 365 - Ethics in a Business Environment (3)
ECO 203 - Macroeconomics and Literacy (3)
ECO 204 - Microeconomics and Business (3)
MTH 115 - Finite Mathematics (3)
MTH 235 - Calculus I (4)