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 an ethically grounded and socially responsible financial professional.

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.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About the Program

Program Summary

The accounting 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 the field, 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. 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

  • 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

Hiram accounting and financial management students 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 


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