Copeland Hall 514B
Athens, OH 45701
120 Chubb Hall
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45710
Accounting is an integral part of a dynamic business environment. As a student in the College of Business's School of Accountancy, you will gain a strong business background and graduate as a promising accounting professional prepared to successfully complete the Certified Public Accountant examination. We are committed to preparing students for the exam in four years.
The School of Accountancy has separate accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is the benchmark of quality for business education and gives you the assurance that you’re getting a quality education, recognized by employers, recruiters, and graduate schools as the best in business education worldwide.
A career in accounting is cited as one of the best opportunities for employment by U.S. News & World Report (2014) based on a series of factors including employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance, and job security. In fact, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects more than 166,000 new openings will be created in this field from now to 2022.
The School of Accountancy uses a problem-based methodology in the classroom that presents you with real life situations and challenges you to perform team-based and independent research. So, you’ll have a competitive advantage over graduates from other universities. Plus, you can be assured that you’ll receive an excellent education with outstanding professors who will challenge you to excel and will support your professional aspirations. Our faculty are available and invested in your success, both in the classroom and after graduation.
Learn more about our accounting faculty here.
Director and James E. Daley Professor of Accountancy
The OHIO College of Business provides a unique combination of classroom learning and real-world experiences that give you an advantage. You are able to develop to your true potential and become a better business leader— the kind of effective decision-maker who is sought after in all sectors of business. When you leave the OHIO College of Business, you will be ready for the workforce. Beyond that, you’ll be poised to become one of the next generation of leaders, professionals, and academic business scholars. We summarize our approach in three words: learn, apply, transform.
Learn about yourself and your world through personalized coaching and mentoring. With a foundation of courses, outstanding teacher scholars and executives in residence, and ongoing development, the OHIO College of Business will help you set and achieve your personal and professional goals.
Apply your knowledge through real-world experiences. Translate concepts from the classroom into real situations so you leave with practical experience in leadership, time management, teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking. You’ll develop the skills you need for the rest of your life through our unique Business Cluster, student organizations like SOX Fellows, and the Global Consulting Program.
Transform into one of the most sought after college graduates, poised for professional success. Employers are seeking students with leadership potential. The College of Business will provide you the broad knowledge that prepares you to be successful throughout your career, from your first job to the day of your retirement.
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.