Taylor’s Accounting major allows students to approach business with an analytical mind, work with numbers behind-the-scenes, and manage resources responsibly. The Accounting curriculum will prepare you to ethically analyze, interpret, and communicate financial data. Taylor’s Business Accounting program will provide you with the experiences you need to become a Christian business leader and a highly demanded expert.
Throughout your four years in our ACBSP-accredited business program, you will prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, the accounting profession’s highest licensure, and build analytical and managing skills through practical opportunities in the business field. A required practicum in the accounting field will open your mind to employment possibilities and provide the professional training you need to jumpstart your accounting career.
Through case studies, you will learn how to use managerial or cost accounting to help organizations make decisions and achieve their financial objectives. Auditing courses will teach you to facilitate smart resource allocations and assure stakeholders that the organization's claimed financial position and operation results are credible. Accounting theory courses will show you how to impact society's operations and many aspects of personal, business, and political life with tax research, planning, and compliance. Choosing to take international courses will expand your vision of global business culture.
Certified Public Accountant Licensing
Taylor University is one of few schools in the country that dedicates courses to preparing business students for the CPA exams. When Taylor graduates take the exam, they will be marketed better to future employers because they are already licensed to practice accounting and manage portfolios for clients. Our students consistently score above the national average on the CPA exam and are quickly placed with national and regional investment firms.
Minor in Accounting
Adding an Accounting minor to your degree will provide you with an understanding of corporate resources that can boost your marketability in many fields. Courses will focus on accounting basics, federal taxes, and computational problem solving. The Accounting minor is an ideal addition to majors in Business or Mathematics, among others.
Accounting Curriculum & Degree Options
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting with Systems Curriculum
- Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
- Accounting Minor
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Receiving any of the bachelor’s in Business degrees from Taylor will prepare you to enter the business world with the confidence to exceed expectations and stand out as a Christian business leader. Whether you are looking to create new products, analyze data for investment opportunities, or create detailed marketing plans, our Business curriculum will provide you with a solid foundation in the basic principles of accounting, finance, business law, economics, marketing, and management.
Each major in the Business department equips you with an exceptional education and the faith integration you will need to develop an ethical responsibility for business. The ACBSP-accredited Business department will prepare you for whatever career path you choose—from nonprofit to Fortune 500 to government work.
Through a student-run endowment fund, semester-long courses preparing students for the Series-7 and CPA exams, practicum experiences, and extensive alumni connections, you’ll be more than prepared to start your career in business.
Taylor offers numerous opportunities to learn and grow as a future business person, including opportunities to work with the university’s Endowment Team to invest $2 million of the university's endowment, join Taylor’s nationally ranked Ethics Bowl team and compete against other universities nationwide, and connect with local entrepreneurs and businesspeople.
To increase students’ international understanding of business, Taylor offers both long- and short-term overseas experiences in Lithuania, China, Honduras, and many more locations. Tour facilities, train novice entrepreneurs, meet company executives, and grapple with the challenges facing businessmen and businesswomen on a global scale. To see more business opportunities, visit our Business at Taylor page.
- Halbrook Freedom Scholarship: for students interested in entrepreneurship, education, media, and government
- Reynolds Memorial Scholarship: for Indiana residents pursuing a Business degree
Our required practicums expose Business students to real-world organizations to prepare them for future careers. Many Business students who complete practicums receive job offers from their employers before they graduate. Academic advisors have connected previous students to positions at Calamos Investments, Hope International, Wal-Mart, J.D. Norman Industries, and the Department of Defense.
Graduates of Taylor University’s Business department have gone on to work at many big-name organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, the Department of Defense, and Wal-Mart Corporation. Find your major’s page for a list of potential positions for which you will be qualified.
Alumni and employers regularly call the department, asking for graduates they can hire. The Calling and Career Office also has many connections to place students in the best position for their calling. With a success rate of 97%, Taylor business students have no reason to worry about finding post-graduation jobs, internships, or graduate school placements.
Our Business graduates have been accepted into some of the nation’s most prestigious business, law, and economics graduate schools, including:
- Top 25 business schools: Duke University Fuqua School of Business, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and Thunderbird School of Global Management
- Highly-regarded law schools: Pepperdine, Stetson University, Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, Regent University, and Indiana University
- Nationally-ranked economics schools: Vanderbilt University, North Carolina State University, and Tulane University