"Accounting is the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarized, interpreted and communicated to owners, managers and other interested parties. In short, accounting is the language of business." (Price, Haddock and Farina 2012)

Accounting might be for you if you: 
  • Are detail-oriented
  • Are mathematically-inclined
  • Are analytical
  • Like solving problems
  • Like working with others


Emily Griffith

Our students...

Emily Griffith '18 took part in three successive internships.
“One thing definitely emphasized with all three internships has been work-life balance, which is something you don’t really think about in college."
>>>Emily's story




According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 1,216,900 people employed in the accounting/auditing profession in 2010. By 2020 an estimated 1,411,604 will be employed in the impressive growth of 16%. >>>occupational outlook

Bluffton has a strong internship program and strong placement after graduation. Our accounting students and graduates have worked for public accounting firms, non-profit organizations, manufacturers, financial advisors, and local and state government agencies.

Explore the courses required for a

A FOUR-YEAR PLAN is provided as a guideline for course selection leading to an accounting major.

Preparing for the CPA exam
Ohio requires candidates sitting for the CPA exam to have earned 150 semester hours of academic credit. Bluffton requires a minimum of 124 hours for graduation. However, a candidate does not have to earn a master's degree to take the CPA exam.
Learn how you can earn 150 credit hours at Bluffton.

How does Bluffton compare?

Bluffton participates in the ETS major field test to measure students' subject knowledge and ability to apply facts, concepts, theories and analytical methods in the semester before graduation. In recent years, Bluffton students have performed exceedingly well on this exam.

In six of the past seven years, Bluffton students have scored with an average above the 80th percentile. In three of those years, our students have scored with an average at or above the 95th percentile. In 2015 two students  - Victoria Myers and Carly Unruh - scored in the 80th percentile.

This is an impressive feat considering that nearly 500 universities (and more than 30,000 students) take this assessment examination each year.

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