With classes in business, economics, taxes, and a wide range of accounting topics, a major in Accounting or Accounting-Public will give you the tools and preparation to enter the business community.

Most of Muskingum’s Accounting-Public students complete the 150-hour major in 4 or 4.5 years. Even without a master’s degree, you will qualify to sit for the Certified Public Accounting exam in Ohio upon coursework completion.


  • Possibilities for accounting internships at local, regional, and international businesses and organizations
  • Opportunities for employment as a student assistant for the accounting faculty
  • Preparation for careers in public accounting, corporate accounting, government, education, and non-profit organizations


Muskingum’s Accounting and Accounting-Public graduates quickly find employment with local, regional, and national/international CPA firms, with governmental entities, and in a variety of private industries. Our graduates work as CPAs at firms such as Tucker and Tucker, Wilson, Phillips & Agin, Rea and Associates, Ernst & Young, Novogradac & Co., Deloitte, and for the State Auditor of Ohio.        

Muskingum University also prepares students for success in graduate school. We have placed accounting majors in many of the top accounting graduate programs including: The Ohio State University, University of Virginia, University of Georgia, Bentley University, University of Rochester, and Boston College.

Muskingum University offers programs that lead to licensure or certification.  These programs prepare students for licensure or certification based on the requirements set by the State of Ohio.  Students who plan to seek licensure or certification in other states will need to contact that State Licensure Board for specific requirements.

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