Accounting Major

Accounting professor Brittany Cord giving a lecture.

“I originally thought accounting was just strictly numbers and computations, but as I continued with the major I learned that it is more of a puzzle. The professors teach you the guidelines and then it is up to you to figure out how the pieces fit together.”
—Kylie Romeo, ’16

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

“Within the accounting department there is a common goal among faculty and students to be challenged and succeed. I knew by choosing the accounting program at Luther, I would be supported and have the skill set to meet my career goals.” —Carly Densmore, ’16

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

See the speakers coming to Luther business classes!


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