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Majors & Degrees

Accounting

Founded in 1946, the School of Business is MC’s largest school. Our alumni include CEOs, CFOs, and leading executives who make a positive impact on their communities.

As an accounting major at Mississippi College, you'll explore a comprehensive business curriculum that nurtures critical thinking skills, encourages teamwork and builds your writing abilities.

You’ll discuss ethical and moral issues, while acquiring management skills in a Christian context. And you’ll gain understanding of business challenges from a global perspective, integrating awareness of current events and financial trends.

While hundreds of students choose MC’s School of Business each year, you’ll still benefit from small class sizes and personal connections with faculty. Our faculty offer a wealth of professional experience from the business world, with 20 out of 22 also holding a Ph.D. in their field. This has led MC to consistently produce top CPA exam scores in the nation.

Eliott Vines

Began as an auditor at the Jackson branch of KPMG, an international accounting firm. In 2011, he was offered a position at KPMG in Sydney, Australia, where he is now a manager working with many large, multinational clients from around the world including Shanghai, Hong Kong, London, and Chicago.

Tony Huffman

Founded a successful financial services firm, Huffman & Company. Based in Flowood, MS, Huffman & Company provides a wide range of financial services to local individuals and businesses.

Tommy Butler

A CPA, Partner, and Director of Business Advisory and Accounting at Horne, LLIP, based in Ridgeland, MS. Not only has he achieved excellence in his more than 30 years of public accounting, he gives back to the community, serving as a board member on more than half a dozen not-for-profit organizations.

Jamie Jones

Serves as Independent Director of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, but most of his 35-year career in accounting has been spent at KPMG LLP, where he served as a Managing Partner at the Nashville office from 1999 to 2006, leading a team of more than 100 members.

As an accounting major, you’ll take courses in topics such as: 

  • Accounting information systems
  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Government accounting
  • Taxation
  • Auditing

Mississippi College’s School of Business is located in Self Hall, a state-of-the-art learning facility. Recently updated with a multi-million dollar renovation, Self Hall features building-wide wireless internet and up-to-the-minute stock tickers displayed throughout the building. Labs are equipped with up-to-date computer technology and specialized software for business applications.

Students also get to hear real-life perspectives from the Executive Speaker Series that brings in top-level executives and successful entrepreneurs to campus each semester. Recent speakers have included:

  • Steve Forbes
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • John Brock, CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Mike Ducker, COO of FedEx
  • Dan Cathy, COO and President of Chick-Fil-A

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Mississippi College graduate. Visit campus, request info, or apply today.