Accounting | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


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    • Majors in Business include: 
      Accounting • Financial Economics • Business Management • Marketing  

      You’ve never been intimidated by numbers. You know they tell the real story about the health of the business. 

      Accountants know the numbers tell the real story about a business. About its growth. Its risks. About its potential. Helping others see that picture as clearly as you do so they can make informed decisions — that’s where you can add real value to your organization. And we’ll help you learn how.  

      What you'll learn

      Capital’s accounting major combines a broad business education with specialized competency in accounting. It prepares students for direct entry into the profession. 

      Our accounting graduates are highly sought-after, in the Columbus market and beyond, in part because of our internship program. We’ve placed students in some of the most reputable accounting firms around for more than 30 years. And in most cases, they go on to full-time employment at those firms after graduation.

      In this major, you’ll get a strong foundation for professional certifications, like the CPA, and for graduate study. You'll also get effective personal guidance from professors whose reputation and industry connections will help you succeed.

      high-impact practices: accounting internship

      At Capital, we embrace high-impact practices, like internships, capstone projects and undergraduate research. That means our professors teach you what you know for your next exam. But thy don't stop there. They teach you what you'll need to know for your next class, your next job, your next degree and your next career. 

      Potential employers interview qualified Capital accounting students on campus in the spring of their junior year for internships that begin in January of their senior year. If you’re selected, you’ll work full time for about 10 weeks, and then return to campus to complete your accounting coursework during the last several weeks of spring semester. You’ll get relevant work experience, course credit and a paycheck. Our internship partners include:

      • The American Cancer Society
      • Bath & Body Works
      • Deaf Initiatives
      • Deloitte & Touche
      • Department of Defense
      • Defense Audit Service
      • Dodd Brokerage
      • Dominion Homes
      • Ernst & Young
      • Fahlgren Mortine Public Relations
      • Fentress & Barnes
      • Hauser & Taylor
      • Huntington National Bank
      • KPMG
      • The Limited
      • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
      • Nationwide Insurance
      • Ohio Department of Human Services
      • PromoWest Productions
      • State of Ohio Auditor’s Office
      • Victoria’s Secret  

    • Statements of Intended Student Learning Outcomes

      Faculty members in Capital’s business program are committed to the belief that the best preparation for a career in business is obtained by combining extensive study in the liberal arts with a major emphasizing the development of quantitative, analytical and human relations skills. In addition to attaining the general education goals of the University, the faculty has established the following learning outcome goals for our business majors:

      Functional Competence:
      • Demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge and the ability to use concepts and tools from the major areas of business.
      Analytical and Conceptual Skills:
      • Critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate information to create practical, actionable alternatives in a dynamic and ambiguous business (and broader) context.
      Communication Competence:
      • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills for both formal and informal communication.
      Adaptability and Self-Awareness:
      • Demonstrate an awareness of the global business environment and the ability to respond to, understand and adapt to a diverse range of cultures, interpersonal styles, perceptions, and world views when interacting with others.
      • Demonstrate the ability to adopt the appropriate role on a team.
      • Demonstrate personal awareness and growth.
      Ethical Reasoning:
      • Identify ethical issues and apply a value-based reasoning system to ethical questions in business relationships.
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