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Accounting Major

Launch an exciting accounting career and prepare for the CPA exam.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting

A degree in Accounting makes you a vital asset in any industry. As the language of business, Accounting is a career path with widespread applications in government, the private sector, and non-profit organizations. It’s a field of rapid growth, with demand for educated and reliable accountants rising every year.

We’re invested in helping you develop an ethical framework that will shape your approach in whatever aspect of business you create a career. A strong emphasis is placed on the connection between Judeo-Christian principles and business.

As an Accounting major at MVNU, you will gain real world experience through a required internship. You will have access to institutional connections with business leaders, local accounting firms, public and private companies, and financial institutions.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). View student performance data here.


See what it takes to keep the books through a Christ-centered lens. Explore courses designed to help you make a real difference.

Faith & learning at MVNU

As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.



Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic, and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe.

The Belize Clean Water Coalition focuses on purifying the unclean drinking water in the country of Belize in three villages. MVNU Enactus members travel to Belize to educate children and adults about the importance of clean drinking water by introducing the Berkey Water Filtration system that purifies a sustainable amount of water.

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International Business Institute

The International Business Institute is designed to give students in economics, business management, and related areas a distinctive opportunity for a term of study that incorporates the international dimension of these fields in an experiential context overseas. The program is ten weeks in length and includes periods of residence in key locations as well as coordinated visits and presentations in the major political and economic centers of Russia, The European Union, India, and China.


Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.

The Tamara S. Bolender Endowed Scholarship and the Keyser Family Endowed Scholarship are MVNU Endowed Scholarships available to Accounting majors.


MVNU’s Accounting program sends out graduates who are CPA exam ready, making you an attractive candidate for employers in virtually any industry.

Public Accounting

Crunch numbers in the public sector and seek to serve and steward well in a for-profit environment.

Industry and Corporate Accounting

Work alongside teams of accountants managing internal accounting systems and reporting.


Put your stewardship skills to good use for a non-profit organization and make a solid case for fundraising efforts.


Serve your country at local, state, or federal government agencies as you hold them fiscally accountable.

Accounting Firms

Join a company of accountants who serve organizations looking to outsource accounting functionalities.


Serve corporate offices or branch clients at a big bank, credit union, or other financial institution.


Meet the Faculty

Learn from faculty members who know how to balance theory and practical application for a relevant, empowering, Christ-centered learning experience.

Dr. Aaron Burgess

Assistant Professor of Management

Professor Tim Chesnut

Associate Professor of Finance

Dr. Jim Dalton

Professor of Accounting

Dr. Kevin Hughes

Professor of Management

Professor Judy Madtes

Assistant Professor of Business

Dr. Kelly Rush

Professor of Finance, Department Chair and Financial Planning Program Coordinator

Dr. Mark Shoaf

Professor of Management

Dr. Melanie Timmerman

Professor of Business and Dean of the Jetter School of Professional Studies

Jetter Hall

Jetter Hall Exterior

All of your business classes will be held in Jetter Hall, the home of the the Jetter School of Business.

Jetter 133

The round classroom in the center of Jetter Hall is an ideal setting for large classes or visits from alumni and renowned speakers.

Jetter Hall also features classrooms where students actively engage with professors. Our up-to-date computer lab provides the newest, most relevant suite of software for hands-on learning experiences.

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