Accounting is the language of business, and as such, a critical part of society within a global economy.

Accounting is important to all businesses including for-profit and nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. The accounting program at Wesleyan offers students the initial preparation needed to pursue a career as a certified public accountant (CPA), certified management accountant (CMA), certified internal auditor (CIA), and certified financial planner (CFP), to name just a few.

One of the greatest benefits of studying accounting within a liberal arts environment is the unique combination of courses students take – not just in accounting, but also in the humanities and social sciences. Additionally, the small classes at Wesleyan allow a great deal of personal interaction between students and faculty, and that means students can learn more about their individual interests within a vast array of career fields. Students also have many opportunities to develop their skills in research, ethical decision-making, leadership, communication, and problem solving.

Major: Accounting
Minor: Accounting
Related Majors: Business; Administration; International Business; Advertising and Marketing Communication
Related Minors: Business, Economics, Finance
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Choose between 3 different degree programs: bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, or bachelor of science in nursing.

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  • Accounting 
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A liberal arts education prepares you for your first job and your last. Wesleyan has a four-year plan to prepare students to make the connection between a liberal arts education and success in the workplace.

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Wesleyan offers 23 majors and 30 minors, as well as eight pre-professional programs. Students also have the opportunity to self-design their own major, combining two or more interdisciplinary major programs.

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Master the fundamentals of accounting as an undergraduate.

Accounting is one of the most popular majors at Wesleyan. Students become proficient in a highly-regarded profession that allows for many different career paths. Accounting majors participate in activities with a number of professional organizations each year, including the Georgia Society of CPAs, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and The Institute of Management Accountants. Additionally, accounting majors have benefitted from internships with various large to small international companies including several of the “Big 4” accounting firms. In recent years, Wesleyan students have successfully competed in the annual Institute of Internal Auditors Audit Case competition, placing among the top ten teams in the state and winning first and third places in two of the last three years.

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Outside The Classroom

Wesleyan’s accounting majors receive much support from the accounting profession in Macon and around the State. Students can apply for various internships including participating in the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). The program awards certificates in tax preparation from the Internal Revenue Service for providing tax return assistance to low- and middle-income taxpayers in the community. Students also interact with accounting professionals via the annual Accounting Open House hosted at Wesleyan, attend meetings and conferences of various accounting professional organizations in the State, and pursue research of accounting topics for their honors thesis.


Wesleyan Accounting MAJORS attenD graduate schools around THE world:

University of Southern California, Ohio State University,
University of Georgia, Georgia State University

Graduates of wesleyan's Accounting program have gone to work for small and large firms including:

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Mauldin & Jenkins, Deloitte, McNair McLemore Middlebrooks & Co. LLC.



CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER - Senior executive responsible for managing the financial actions of a company. Duties include tracking cash flow, financial planning, analyzing financial strengths and weaknesses, and proposing corrective actions.


Accountants and auditors review documentation and investigate various government agencies’ financial accounts for fraudulent activity or other types of budget-related misconduct.


Financial accountants record, summarize, and report transactions and prepare financial statements, including the balance sheet and income and cash flow statements.


An independent auditor is a professional who is independent of the company where the audit is performed. Auditors verify that financial statements are free of material misstatement caused by error or fraud.


A person who prepares income tax documents for individuals and/or businesses.


A managerial accountant observes and calculates the actual costs of a company’s operations to identify areas where costs can be cut.


Has responsibility for high-level accounting and finance activities including assisting with the preparation of the operating budgets, overseeing financial reporting, and performing duties relating to payroll.


Ensures that students have adequate guidance in learning skills they need to succeed in the workforce. University-level accounting courses include public accounting, taxation, and auditing.


Aims to capture a company’s costs of production by assessing the input costs of each step of production as well as fixed costs such as depreciation of capital equipment.


A forensic accountant investigates the accuracy of a company’s financial statements in a legal dispute such as fraud investigations, breach of contract, and other disagreements requiring court action.

Kara Kostiuk
Associate Professor of Accounting (478) 757-5191 Profile
Megan McMahon
Associate Professor of Accounting (478) 757-2466 Profile
Ying Zhen
Associate Professor of Business and Economics (478) 757-3917 Profile


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