Average Class Sizes: 12

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts:
With a major in Accounting or Public Accounting

Admission inquiries
Office of Admission 800-331-7896
Email: admit@marietta.edu

To inquire about this program, contact:
Prof. Grace Johnson

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Accounting is central to any business -- that's why good accountants are always in demand. As an accounting major at Marietta, you'll learn accounting from faculty who are certified public accountants. They'll teach you the technical aspects, and then they take the extra step of teaching you why these aspects are important. You'll also examine current issues in accounting in our Accounting Research course—classes you won't find in many undergraduate programs. Plus, our close ties to universities in China and Brazil give you the opportunity to study and work in a major emerging market for up to a year.

Marietta offers two accounting programs:

A Public Accounting program for students who plan to take the CPA exam.

An Accounting program for students planning to go to graduate school or immediately into the accounting profession and where the CPA qualification is not a requirement, e.g. industry, governmental, and non-profit organizations. The 120-hour Accounting degree does, however, qualify students to take the Certified Management Accounting (CMA) examination.


Required Courses

All accounting majors take the following courses:

  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Intermediate Accounting III
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Senior Capstone Course

Additional accounting electives as well as courses in economics and management are also required.

Requirements for a Minor
Accounting 201, 202, 301, 302, 303, Csci 110, MIS 220, and one course from Acct 311, 320, 401, 410, 420, or 497.

click to expandPlaces a Degree Can Take You

As an accounting major, you'll intern with companies and organizations like the IRS, Sherwin-Williams, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Clubs & Organizations
Start networking with accounting and business professionals through the Parkersburg chapter of the West Virginia Society of CPAs.


click to expandSuccessful Alumni

Marietta accounting graduates work all over the country as accountants and executives for federal and state governments, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. Some of these include:

Partner, Deloitte & Touche
Boston, MA

Corporate Executive, Prudential-Bache Securities
New York, NY

Senior Tax Analyst, Marathon Oil Company
Houston, TX

Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
New York, NY

Accountant, The Bank of New York
New York, NY

Staff Accountant, Turner Broadcasting System
Atlanta, GA

Tax Examiner, The State of West Virginia
Charleston, WV

Auditor, The State of Ohio
Columbus, OH

Accountant, The US Department of Treasury
Washington, DC


click to expandScholarship Opportunities

The Jules Bourmorck and Julia Bourmorck Staats Memorial Scholarship provides support to a junior or senior majoring in economics, management, or accounting.

The Douglas C. Greene Scholarship is awarded annually to students majoring in the Business & Economics Department.

The Dean's Choice Scholarship is given by the Business & Economics Department and the Dean of the College to a senior accounting major planning to enter the University of Ohio's MBA program in the School of Accountancy. The scholarship is a full-tuition waiver for three quarters in the program.

The Economics, Management, and Accounting Department Scholarship recognizes outstanding scholarship in those fields. Recipients are juniors and seniors who have declared majors within the Business & Economics department and whose academic performance meets the department's requirements.

The Bert T. Glaze Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior Business & Economics major showing pre-professional achievement.