Accounting is one of the hottest majors on college campuses.
The Butler accounting
curriculum prepares students for a career in either corporate
or public accounting, with an emphasis on practical, hands-on
experience. Accounting also provides the perfect foundation for any
type of business career.
Accounting students perform two internships for college credit
and Butler has partnerships with a variety of accounting firms and
corporations - including the prestigious Johnson & Johnson Financial Leadership
Development Program. Partnerships include such public
accounting firms such as PwC, Ernst & Young, Deloitte &
Touche, Katz Sapper & Miller, Blue & Company and more.
Accounting majors graduate with significant, practical
experience on their resumes - and the majority of accounting
internships lead directly to full-time job placement. Currently,
the Butler accounting program boasts a 100% placement rate.
Students interested in sitting for the Certified Public
Accountant (CPA) examination need to complete 150 credit hours. To
meet this requirement, accounting majors can pursue the Master of
Professional Accounting degree.
There are two degree tracks: the accelerated
four-year/dual-degree option and the traditional, fifth-year degree
The accelerated, four-year/dual
degree program allows students to obtain both an
undergraduate accounting degree and a Master of Professional
Accounting degree in four years, while also qualifying to sit for
the CPA exam at the end of the senior year. During the first three
years of coursework, students will take full undergraduate academic
loads in each fall, spring and summer semesters, including two
internships. The fourth year of coursework consists of MPAcc
classes in which students can specialize in either financial
reporting or tax.
This option is available for new incoming students, freshmen or
sophomores. Juniors and seniors should continue on their current
course path and apply for admission to the fifth-year program
during their senior year.
The traditional, fifth-year option adds
one year to the curriculum for Butler accounting majors. Non-Butler
accounting graduates can complete the program in 1 to 1.5
There are many career options within public and corporate
accounting. Below is a small sample of the employment opportunities
available to accounting majors.
- Accountant (Private, Public, Nonprofit)
- Accounting Information Systems
- Commercial Banker
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Planner
- Financial Software Developer
- Forensic Accountant
- Fraud Examiner
- Health Administrator
- Insurance Sales and Claims
- Insurance Underwriter
- Investment Banker
- Loan Officers and Counselor
- Management Accountant
- Management Analyst
- Monetary Policy Analyst
- Trust Supervisor
Double majors are available within the College of Business.