Major in Accounting

Become an advisor • Impact organizations • Earn a competitive salary

Prepare, analyze and interpret financial data.

Behind every great organization is an exceptional accountant. At JBU, you will gain the skills you need to succeed in this role that is so crucial to the success of any business.

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Learn technical accounting skills

Students learn industry software, conduct simulated audits, learn to analyze financial data and more.

Get job experience

At JBU, accounting students are required to complete an internship, allowing them to gain real-world experience as they earn their degrees.

Become a CPA

JBU will help you fulfill the additional requirements to become a certified public accountant and broaden your career opportunities.

The most valuable skill I've learned in my major so far is versatility. There're so many different areas and concepts in accounting. Each accounting class I take builds on other foundational concepts but also branches to new unexplored areas. Being able to apply the foundational concepts is essential to branching out into each area of accounting.

Grace Powell

Accounting & International Business

What to expect as an accounting student at JBU

Be in demand

Every organization requires the services of an accountant. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for accountants is projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

Engage in simulations

You will work through a fictitious company's accounting cycle and visit companies to see how accounting knowledge is applied in the real world.

Learn from experienced accountants

Students are taught by seasoned CPA-licensed faculty with vast experience in public, corporate, and international accounting.

I gained a close network of colleagues consisting of classmates, former students, and professors that are all interested in collaboration and have a desire to see me succeed. My time at JBU broadened both my depth and breadth of knowledge as well as challenged how and why I think the way I do. This time shaped me into a more well-rounded person and prepared me to enter into the professional workforce.

Kristina Kay '22


What can you do with an accounting degree?


Auditors inspect companies' and organizations' financial accounts and records to ensure they're correct and comply with the law.

Tax preparer

Tax preparers prepare, calculate and file income taxes for individuals or businesses. 


A controller oversees the accounting operations of a firm or business and is responsible for its accuracy and timelines.

Budget analyst

Budget analysts help public and private organizations plan their finances by preparing budget reports and monitoring spending.

Forensic accountant

Forensic accountants aid in solving financial crimes by using accounting and analytical skills to investigate financial and business matters.



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Equip yourself for a successful career and a life of purpose.