The mission of the Ohio Dominican University Accounting program is to provide knowledge of accounting concepts and principles, built on a strong foundation of business theory and grounded within a liberal arts curriculum.

Graduates of the Accounting program will be prepared for the demands of the accounting profession, including public accounting and auditing, managerial and cost accounting, taxation, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, as well as having the necessary accounting and business coursework in preparation for the CPA and CMA examinations.

With the knowledge students gain from their accounting studies, ODU graduates will be able to: 

  • Apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) relating to financial statement preparation and disclosure.
  • Analyze financial statements using cost accounting methods and decision-making strategies.
  • Understand the business, legal and regulatory environment.
  • Research appropriate standards, pronouncements, laws and other authority related to all accounting fields.
  • Recommend ethical courses of action related to business decisions and issues.


Career opportunities with a degree in accounting include:

Public Accounting
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Management Advisory Services 
Corporate Accounting
  • Internal Auditor
  • Management Accountant
  • Comptroller/Controller
Government Accounting
  • IRS Agent
  • State Auditor
  • Bank Examiner
  • Municipal/Government Accountant
Nonprofit Accounting
  • University Accountant
  • Charitable Organization Accountant
  • Hospital Accountant
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