Excel as a Business Leader
Accountancy encompasses the identification, measurement, and communication of financial and operational information that is critical to the success of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Accountants are also now involved in a wide range of emerging fields such as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) measurement and reporting.
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Pursuing a degree in accountancy at Miami will help you to develop a wide range of knowledge, skills, and abilities, and establish life-long partnerships that will provide an excellent foundation for a highly successful professional career in an increasingly dynamic business environment.
Curriculum and Courses
The courses you choose will open up a wealth of career opportunities — not lock you into one occupation. You’ll extend your education way beyond the classroom to every area of your life.
Accountants develop and apply their skills in auditing, taxation, forensic accounting, management policy, information systems, consulting, personal business planning, and many other areas. Because of the importance of accounting to organizations, and the wide range of valuable skills accountants possess, a high percentage of executives (CEOs, CFOs etc.) have accountancy-related educational and professional backgrounds. Average starting compensation for careers in accountancy: $61,926 + $3,611 Signing bonus.
I chose Accountancy as my major because it provides a foundational understanding of how and why business decisions are made. Today as a consultant for KPMG, I am able to use my accounting knowledge to help my clients create innovative solutions that make financial sense.
Mackenzie K. '18
Facts and Stats
Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.
First-to-second year retention
Miami University Data
Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate
The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac
of 2020-2021 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2021
Miami University Data
This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins
Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.
Miami University’s Farmer School of Business is annually recognized as one of the nation’s best undergraduate business schools. Each year, the number of first-year applications for the Farmer School of Business (FSB) exceeds the number of spaces available. Admission to the FSB is competitive and based on a holistic and comprehensive review process which considers many factors to establish the context of students’ achievements and demonstrated potential to be successful in its rigorous curriculum.
Miami students are an eclectic mix of thinkers, doers, leaders and followers, introverts and extroverts, authors, painters, climbers, coders, pianists, philanthropists, and gamers. Just to name a few.