Accounting and Financial Management Degree

Interested in preparing for an accounting career while learning to contribute to the world in a meaningful way? Explore the popular, career-focused Accounting and Financial Management major, which prepares students to become ethically grounded and socially responsible financial professionals.

A successful accounting career requires more than technical knowledge; it calls for well-rounded financial expertise rooted in a commitment to making a difference. Hiram’s accounting and financial management majors are inquisitive, eager to develop analytical skills, and responsible citizens. They are leaders on campus, often involved in student-body organizations and athletics. By the time they graduate, they’re prepared to pursue well-rounded, high-achieving careers, while making their impact on northeast Ohio and beyond.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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Program Summary

The accounting degree program, embedded in the liberal arts, focuses on developing students’ analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills and emphasizes the integration of theory and its practical application. You will be strongly encouraged to extend your learning beyond the classroom setting through course projects in the field, internships, study abroad programs.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills lead to success in our accounting degree program and the field itself, so you will experience a concentration on writing in all your courses. This emphasis prepares you with both the technical and analytical skills employers want. Our northeast Ohio accounting degree students also have the opportunity to join professional organizations, including the Ohio Society of CPA’s and the Institute of Management Accountants, introducing them to the industry before they graduate.

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Career Paths

Our staff and faculty work with our students to ensure that they are prepared for life after graduation. Whether the goal is to work at a top firm or a small business, Hiram students who earn their accounting and finance degree have the ability to pursue a wide variety of careers at a place that suits their needs. Some of the popular paths that our students pursue include:

  • Top-tier and regional public accounting firms including Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG, Cohen & Company, and more
  • Government and industry accounting roles, including internal audit, financial reporting, financial analyst, and cost accounting, with a variety of organizations, including Ohio Auditor of State, Parker Hannifin, PNC Bank, Key Bank, Olympic Steel, and more
Lyndsey Johns

LYNDSEY JOHNS ’23 | Marketing and Accounting & Financial Management Double Major

In my Organizational Behavior course, we formed teams and explored the content by talking to real business professionals in the Northeast Ohio region and beyond.”

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Ways to Get Involved at Hiram College

Hiram students who take part in our accounting and finance degree program have the opportunity to join the following professional organizations, introducing them to the industry before they graduate:

  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Certified Financial Analysts
  • Financial Executives International 

Additionally, we have over 30 other clubs that students pursuing their finance and accounting degree can join to explore other passions outside of their major. From opportunities in leadership to community service, intramurals, and more, our students stay engaged in activities with others who have similar interests and get involved in the community at large.

Our Campus Is Local to Three Major Northeast Ohio Cities

The village of Hiram, Ohio houses Hiram College, which makes our campus central to Akron, Youngstown, and Cleveland. We encourage our students to take part in the off-campus activities provided by these cities, including dining at fine eateries, watching sports, shopping, visiting landmarks, and beyond.

While our students adventure in cities nearby, our campus will always feel like home to them. We make living at Hiram engaging, educational, and affordable. Our students will leave our campus confident in their abilities to become highly employable, good citizens of the community. On our close-knit campus, students will enjoy the perks of attending a private institution while earning their finance and accounting degree in northeast Ohio.

Choosing to Pursue an Accounting Degree Online

If you are ready to start pursuing your accounting degree but need more flexibility in your schedule, consider our online option! Our online courses follow an engaging curriculum and still offer a sense of community, all from the comfort of your home!

Plus, not only will our professors be your advisors as you navigate college, but they will also be your mentors as you navigate life after earning your online accounting degree. Learn more about our online programs today!

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