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Why Study Accounting?

Accountants help companies stay competitive and profitable and achieve goals and objectives.

Today’s global economy provides many career possibilities in the field of accounting.

Why Study Accounting at Luther?

Luther’s accounting major emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and cultural awareness skills. You’ll acquire these abilities through case work and classroom discussion. The program also prepares you for professional certification.

Luther’s engaged accounting faculty eagerly share their knowledge, gained through real-world professional experience. The class sizes are small, which provides you with personalized attention.

Luther’s accounting program keeps current and will educate you about real-world changes to accounting standards. This will help you prepare for grad school or a career. It will also prepare you for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Within a year of graduating, 95 percent of Luther accounting majors are working or enrolled in graduate school.

Luther’s accounting program has a strong alumni network in the workforce. Meaningful connections within Luther’s alumni community help you learn about and secure internships and careers. Many Luther accounting graduates enter fields like financial, public, governmental, and tax accounting after graduation.

Program Highlights


Get professional, real-world experience with an internship.


Luther offers unique scholarship opportunities for students majoring in accounting, economics, or management.

Study-Away Opportunities

Discover study-away programs to enhance your accounting major.

What You’ll Learn

Luther’s accounting major teaches you how to analyze and assess information. These skills support decision-making using critical thinking and ethics.

You’ll also learn how to research and apply accounting knowledge to business situations. Our program teaches you how to work in teams and communicate information in writing. You’ll also learn how to give oral presentations using visuals.

The major consists of foundational courses in accounting, economics, management, and mathematics. The required senior project includes a research component and presentation.


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At Luther College, the relationships you make really matter. The professors and staff have gone out of their way to support me, both during and beyond college.
Kirsten Loynachan ’22
Accounting and music major
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The accounting major at Luther provided me with an incredible foundation of accounting knowledge, as well as ample opportunities to develop my problem-solving and communication skills.
Megan Grimm '22

Careers and Outcomes

Luther accounting majors are prepared for a variety of careers in top-tier organizations. You can also choose to design a curriculum to support future graduate studies.


  • Clifton Larson Allen
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst and Young
  • Hormel
  • KPMG
  • RSM
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Career Fields

  • Public accounting
  • Corporate finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Government service
  • Healthcare
  • Nonprofit organizations

Opportunity to Double Major in Four Years

Through careful planning with an academic advisor, accounting majors often choose to double major with the goal of accumulating the necessary hours to sit for the CPA exam.

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