Accounting

Become fluent in numbers

Accounting is known as the language of business. Individuals and businesses rely upon accountants to collect and classify information and determine financial stability. The Else School of Management offers both a BBA and M.Acc. in accounting. Our learning environments borrow from the real world, so you can practice making good decisions. Our professors are leaders in their academic field, outstanding teachers and mentors.
Why study Accounting at Millsaps?

In their own words

Tito Campbell, Class of 2024

"The Millsaps Accounting Department means that students like me will graduate and go on to be successful because we chose the best department on the planet! I believe we are one of the closest groups to ever graduate from Millsaps. I am proud to learn alongside such outstanding classmates.”

Madisyn Latino, Class of 2024

“The opportunities the department provides are endless and the class schedules allow you to take advantage of them without feeling overwhelmed. I feel confident in my ability to succeed in the workplace and go far in my career.”

Featured Courses

Here is a sampling of a few courses that might pique your interest.

ACCT 2000 Principles of Financial Accounting
Explore the basic concepts, systems and terminology of accounting data in modern accounting. The course emphasizes understanding of general-purpose financial statements.
ACCT 4080 Advanced Managerial Accounting
Focus on how to use accounting information for internal decision making. Advanced study of managerial and cost topics related to variable and fixed costs, cost-volume-profit analysis and responsible accounting.

Degree Options

Discover your degrees, minors, concentrations and certification options available for this field of study.

Accounting, BBA
A BBA in accounting includes basic accounting courses as well as courses on business administration and management. And these extra classes can be immensely helpful to certain career paths.

Financial Services Concentration

Early Start Gives You a Jump Start

Undergraduate BBA students can qualify to start taking graduate courses toward your M.Acc. during the second semester of your senior year.

VITA Program Gives Hands-on Learning

The VITA program allows accounting students to prepare tax returns for low-income people who do not have ready access to tax help.

Paid, Class Credit Internships

Our internship program allows students to get class credit while performing a paid internship with an accounting firm, state audit agency or corporate entity.

Our distinctive strengths

Our liberal arts core curriculum provides a well-rounded education beyond what most other accounting programs offer. Millsaps offers a well-developed study abroad program that focuses on business in Europe and Mexico. Our emphasis on internships through the dedicated career center is unique to our liberal arts college.
  • Numerous opportunities for real-world experience thanks to internships.
  • Our VITA program allows accounting students to prepare tax returns for low-income people who do not have ready access to tax help.
  • Students get class credit while performing a paid internship with an accounting firm, state audit agency or corporate entity.
  • Every year the accounting students take a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit different government agencies and other quasi-government agencies that have a role in shaping accounting, auditing and tax laws. Entities include the GAO, the PCAOB and the AICPA.

Gain hands-on experience

You’ll find numerous opportunities for real-world experience thanks to internships, and graduates secure jobs with leading accounting firms and other businesses. One hands-on experience would be the VITA program, which allows accounting students to prepare tax returns for low-income people who do not have ready access to tax help. Another hands-on experience would be the internship program, which allows a student to get class credit while performing a paid internship with an accounting firm, state audit agency or corporate entity. Study-abroad programs get students out of the classroom and into real-world environments to investigate business differences across cultures. Every year the accounting students take a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit different government agencies and other quasi-government agencies that have a role in shaping accounting, auditing and tax laws. Entities include the GAO, the PCAOB and the AICPA.

Pathways

Our curriculum emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to any career (and therefore any Pathway), as well as scientific writing and experimentation skills that may be especially critical to students interested in any of our six Pathways tracks.

Study Abroad

Students can participate in our well-developed study-abroad program that focuses on business in Europe and Mexico.

More About the Degree

Recent Career Placements

  • Public Accounting Firms such as EY, KPMG, PWC, CRI, HORNE, Forvis, and Matthew, Cutrer & Lindsay
  • Government
  • Mississippi State Auditor’s Office
  • Corporate Offices
  • CSpire, Ergon and ABB

Postgraduate Study

  • Millsaps College
  • University of Mississippi
  • Florida State University
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas
  • University of Houston
  • University of New Orleans

Careers of Recent Graduates

  • Financial Auditing
  • Tax Accounting
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Internal Auditing
  • Law Enforcement
  • Forensic Examination
  • Budget Analysis

Related Areas of Study

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Self-Designed Major

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