The mission of the Department of Accountancy is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for careers in professional accountancy and for licensure as Certified Public Accountants.

How do we do this?

John Carroll is dedicated to developing socially responsible leaders. With a foundation in over 450 years of Jesuit Catholic teaching, our faculty focus on providing students with the tools needed to make ethical decisions in business and in the larger community. We believe in educating you as a whole person: mind, body, and spirit, and ensuring that all aspects of your education help you to become a well-rounded, well-educated person.

What does this mean for you?

Of course we’ll teach you about things like accountancy theory, financial reporting, and tax laws, but you’ll learn more than that. In addition to your business classes, you’ll gain a firm background in the liberal arts, sciences, and communications.

We’ll teach you how to take the skills you’ll learn in the classroom and apply them to both your career and your life. You’ll learn both in and out of the classroom, being challenged to see how your gifts and talents can make a difference in our world.

You’ll learn from professionals that are leaders in their fields, who will advise and mentor you throughout your four years at Carroll. Your professors will expose you to aspects of global business, information technology, and the application of professional ethics/morals, as well as instilling you with technical competence and analytical skills.

Where do alumni go after graduation?

A significant number of graduates begin their careers with public accountancy firms while others obtain positions in industry and government. Upon completion of the accountancy program, graduates may seek professional certification by taking the examinations to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and/or a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

To qualify for the CPA certificate in Ohio, the candidate must complete 150 semester hours of college-level credit or satisfy alternate prequalification options. Because of this, students are encouraged to discuss the various options with a member of the department. Students normally complete a master’s degree through the 5th Year MBA.

To learn more specifics about accountancy, please visit our Undergraduate Bulletin.