Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Build foundational skills in accounting, management, finance and statistics to pursue a career as a financial analyst, auditor, tax professional, cost accountant or controller.

Lynn Marsh Accounting Dept

Your skill set will give you the flexibility to work across the private, nonprofit or governmental sectors.

You'll navigate financial accounting reporting and auditing, learn to make business decisions by interpreting financial data, and embody the responsibilities and ethics required of accounting professionals.

Do more in real time

  • Master data analytics tools and theories you'll use on the job.
  • Learn how to manage an investment portfolio.
  • Provide free tax filing services to low-income taxpayers.
  • Leverage an accounting internship into a full-time job.
  • Add a one-year MBA to get the required hours for your CPA.
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Accounting as a career

If you have a head for numbers and analysis, like business and finance, and want stability, consider a career in accounting. You’ll always be in demand and enjoy an attractive salary. We’ll teach you the skills that translate to all business professions, including finance, management, communication, critical thinking and economics.

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Cool class: Voluntary Income Tax Assistance

Assume the role of a tax professional as you work with real clients. In this class, you’ll provide free tax preparation assistance to low-income taxpayers.

David Padvan speaking to an MCU class

David Padovan ’18, a tax consultant at Deloitte, one of the “Big Four” accounting organizations serving nearly 90 percent of the Fortune 500 and more than 7,000 private companies, offers MCU students tips on succeeding in the corporate world.

Core accounting courses give you a foundation in financial and management accounting, taxation, analysis, auditing, accounting information systems and reporting procedures.

Required courses fulfill the general education goals for entering the accounting profession and meet the requirements established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Board of Accountancy educational requirements of the California CPA Certificate. (A total of 150 units is required.)

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Don’t just learn something. Live it.

At Marymount, you’ll gain real-world experience in real time.

Start your search with the Internship & Career Planning Office. We’ll help you create your resume, search for internships and jobs, prepare for interviews and perfect your networking skills.

Where our students have interned

  • American Automotive Resources Group
  • American Honda Finance Corporation
  • Finance of America
  • FlixBus, Inc.
  • New Times Media Group

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  • Accounting firms
  • Accounting Principles
  • Deloitte
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Oracle
  • Raytheon
  • Toyota

Start your MBA

Add a Marymount MBA to your bachelor’s degree and graduate in as little as one year. Plus, qualify to take the CPA exam. Get started on your MBA as a Marymount undergrad today.

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