About Accounting

Economic forces affect all persons in many ways. Control of these forces depends on an understanding of them, gained through study in economics, accounting and business theory. The close relationship between these three fields allows students to acquire specialized knowledge in any one of them through selecting it as a major field of study and, at the same time, to gain a basic understanding of the other two.

Each of our majors provides a background for graduate study in economics, business, and law and for immediate participation in the business community. The accounting (public) major fulfills a part of the requirement for certified public accounting licensing in most states. The department is also a core participant in the interdisciplinary international business major. In addition to regular classroom course offerings displayed in the following links, arrangements may be made on an individual basis for special off-campus internships.

Students interested in an economics, accounting, or business major should contact the department chair at the earliest opportunity to ensure fulfillment of all degree and pre-professional requirements for completing a major in these areas and preparing for a related career.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Economics, Accounting and Business Department is to help produce well-rounded members of the business community who understand the necessity of profit balanced by the constraints of ethical conduct, legal behavior, and risk.  All four majors in our Department (Economics, Accounting, Accounting-Public, and Business) are designed to provide the tools necessary for our graduates to succeed in both the world of commerce and in graduate degree programs.  We seek to challenge our students to objectively analyze economic circumstances, to construct feasible and ethical alternatives, and to make appropriate decisions that balance the welfare of the firm with the overall impact on society.

The Economics, Accounting and Business Department mission supports the mission of Muskingum University by providing high quality academic programs in the context of a liberal arts education. We help develop whole persons who can think critically, behave ethically, and engage socially so that they may lead vocationally productive, personally satisfying, and socially responsible lives


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