Make an impact

Our faculty help you secure accounting internships, network with business leaders and even help prepare you for the CPA exam.


Our accounting majors do it all, from internships and collaborative projects with businesses to Cardinal Athletics, Student Senate and the student newspaper.

Goals for Student Learning

As an accounting majors, you will learn to discern the substance of economic events, apply financial models and gain experience through career mentoring and internship opportunities. Accounting majors at Jewell are leaders as well as decision-makers, strategic partners and critical thinkers.

Graduates obtaining the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting will understand the financial and non-financial decision-making relationships (models) and use those for communicating information. You will master written and oral presentations and understand the ethical standards of the accounting profession. Jewell uses the functional core accounting competencies suggested for the profession by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants.

*The William Jewell College Accounting program requires 124 credit hours to complete a degree in accounting and was not designed to meet the 150 credit hour requirement necessary for eligibility to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

My Jewell Journey

John Zimmerman, Maryville

John shares the components of the accounting program that prepared him for his career. Jewell's 2022 men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year was hired as an audit associate at Deloitte.

My Jewell Journey

Madi Giles, Audit manager – FORVIS

This young alumna talks about her supervisory role at one of the country’s top 10 accounting firms, and she shares the qualities of Jewell grads that her firm believes makes good accountants and auditors.

Beyond Jewell

Are you ready for the business world? See where students and graduates have landed for internships, careers and graduate school.

  • Graduate Schools

    Recent Jewell alumni graduate school acceptances:

    Law, business, economics and accounting are some of the advanced degrees
    sought by Jewell business alumni across the globe at colleges such as:

    George Washington University
    Harvard Business School
    London School of Economics
    Notre Dame
    University of Kansas
    University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Wake Forest
    Washington University (St. Louis)
    William and Mary

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  • Job Placements

    Recent graduates have accepted these positions:

    Dairy Farmers of America
    Farm Bureau Financial Services
    Federal Reserve Bank
    Grant Thornton LLP
    H&R Block
    HSBC Canada
    Meara Welch Browne, P.C.
    Metropolitan Life Insurance
    PWC (Washington, D.C.)
    State Street

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  • Internships

    A competitive edge

    Employers consider internships a key tool to identify and hire top entry-level candidates in an intensely competitive marketplace. Jewell students have interned and started their careers at businesses and nonprofit organizations including:

    Commerce Bank
    Grant Thornton LLP
    McGraw-Hill Education
    Principal Financial
    PWC (Washington, D.C.)
    Spirit Aero Systems
    State Farm Insurance
    State Street
    United Benefit Group

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