Accounting Major

Accounting professor Brittany Cord giving a lecture.

"Throughout my accounting classes, I have found the people I encounter to be the most valuable piece of the major. Academically rigorous courses encourage faculty and students alike to build relationships that support academic achievement."—Megan McCready, '17

The accounting curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in public accounting, corporate finance, manufacturing, government service, and not-for-profit organizations.

What You Will Learn

The courses offered emphasize the development of writing and problem-solving skills through case work and classroom discussion, all while preparing you for professional certification. New accounting pronouncements and international standards are integrated on a timely basis, so you can rest assured your education will be relevant and prepare you for any future grad school or career choices. The accounting department has a number of strong relationships, including an alumni network, in the work force to help introduce a variety of internships and careers.

Engaged Faculty

As I advance through the accounting major, I like it more and more! It is challenging work, but the professors are dedicated to helping students understand the material. I have learned so much about accounting and gained other skills that will allow me to be successful after I graduate from Luther. ” —Allie Martin, '17

Accounting faculty at Luther serve as academic advisors and work closely with you on your curricular choices to prepare you for any career choice. Because the faculty hold a number of full-time positions, smaller class sizes allow for class discussions, participation, and individual questions. Students are encouraged to seek advice early and often from faculty and broaden their studies by enrolling in courses in the fields of management, mathematics, and economics.

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"The accounting department at Luther fosters an inclusive, supportive environment where students are challenged to succeed. Engaged faculty put the success of their students first because they genuinely care about our career goals and lives after Luther." —Emma Carpenter, '17


Interested in studying away? Explore the various opportunities to study business away from Luther's campus.