Accounting – Program Features
Maryville offers several approaches to become eligible to take the CPA exam, which requires 150 credit hours of college level course work. Students can complete degree programs in both Accounting and Accounting Systems and Forensics. Students can also meet the 150-hour requirement through Early Access to the MBA Program, which allows a transition into the program during their senior year.
Often called financial detectives, accountants help companies improve their profits and run more efficiently, solve problems, give advice, analyze and communicate vital financial information. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment opportunities will continue to grow for accountants over the next decade. Holding a CPA certification improves your job prospects.
Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.
Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.