Accounting and Public Accounting

Lead faculty: Professor Grace F. Johnson

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Pictured: accounting seniors present capstone research the week of April 4, 2016.


What undergraduate major has been in high demand for nearly a decade? Accounting! The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook Survey of 2016 indicated accounting is the second most demanded major of all undergraduate majors. This continues a trend observed by NACE since 2008.

Such demand has resulted in an 88% fulltime job placement rate (prior to or within three months of graduation) for Marietta College accounting majors since 2013.

Two winners of the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award (highest exam performance on the Uniform CPA Examination) have come from Marietta College in recent years: Cody Meglio (2011) and George Bloomfield (2015).

Advantages of a Marietta Accounting or Public Accounting major:

  • Two choices of majors - 120-hour Accounting or 150-hour Public Accounting
  • Go beyond the mechanics of accounting - consistent with a liberal arts approach to education.
  • Examine current professional accounting and business topics in the Accounting Research capstone seminar.
  • Interaction with accounting and business professionals.
  • Full-time accounting faculty members are CPAs with years of diverse experience.
  • Faculty members with experience teaching and doing research overseas.
  • Opportunities to conduct research with faculty.
  • Typical completion of the 150-hour Public Accounting program in 4 1/2 years.
  • Tuition waiver for the last semester of coursework in the 150-hour Public Accounting program.



  • Last updated: 10-May-2016, B&E Department webmaster