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Accounting is the language of business. Students who study accounting at Capital are fluent in this language and have the knowledge to sit for the crucially important CPA exam. Through real-world classroom experiences and internships, students are prepared for direct entry into the profession. Accountants have never been intimidated by numbers and understand they provide insight into the health of business that no other professional can.

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Accounting is part of Capital's School of Management and Leadership (SOML). After completing core business classes, students then learn about different types of accounting. This blended approach helps students be marketable and fully prepared to enter the workforce after graduation. Graduates are highly sought-after, in the Columbus market and beyond, in part because of the internship program and dedicated professors. Classes are rigorous and relevant and taught by both full-time faculty and current practicing professionals. In this major, students get a strong foundation for professional certifications, like the CPA, and for graduate study. They also get effective personal guidance from professors whose reputation and industry connections will help them succeed.

What can you do with a degree in this academic area?

  • Insurance
  • Sports Management
  • Attorney (Law School)
  • Logistics and Operations
  • Business start-ups
  • Health Care

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of Accounting Students are Ready to Sit for the CPA exam after Graduation


Student Complete a 10-Week Internship for Course Credit

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Experiential Learning

Accounting majors participate in a yearlong simulation known as BAM, Business Activity Module .This intensive simulation forces them to apply everything they know, and learn some things they don’t know, as they correct the mess left by a hypothetical, incompetent accountant. The simulation ends with a presentation to the board, including Capital alumni. Additionally, almost all Accounting majors participate in a highly regarded internship program designed to have students working full time in January and February of their senior year. Students earn dollars, credits and invaluable experiences. Internships often result in full time opportunities.

Program Philosophy

Capital’s Accounting major combines a broad business education with specialized competency in accounting. High-impact practices, like internships, capstone projects and undergraduate research give Accounting majors the opportunity to expand their knowledge past the traditional classroom setting. Faculty teach students what they need to know for their next exam, but they don’t stop there. Students are taught what they need to know for their next class, their next job, their next degree, and even their next career move.



Capital’s School of Management and Leadership (SOML) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Founded in 1988, the ACBSP is a global business education accrediting body and ignites a standard of excellence with an accreditation process based on Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. By evaluating aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support, ACBSP assesses whether or not business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and commitment to continuous quality improvement.


Sample Classes

  • Intermediate Accounting, I and II
  • Tax Accounting (Individual and Business)
  • Audit
  • Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
“Columbus is a great location for young professionals. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, and there is a constant search for new talent. Capital prepares graduates to compete at the highest levels. An internship is included as part of your senior year and this is unique to Capital. This experience is possible because of the number of accounting firms that do business in Columbus.”

-Joe Hartmann, Accounting, Class of 2021

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