More than number crunching, accounting is the backbone of businesses' financial decision-making. Are you practical, precise and good with numbers? Do you enjoy learning about the relationship of numbers? As an accountant, you will keep financial accounts and analyze them to evaluate a company’s or individual’s financial health and risks. The accounting major at Gordon will prepare you for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exams for licensure, which Gordon alumni earn at a high rate, and you will become well-versed in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Gordon grads are top performers in professional certification exams.
95% pass rate on the CPA exams for accounting majors compared to 53% national pass rate.
15% higher pass rate on CFA Level 1 exam for finance majors, compared to the global average.
Situated just north of Boston—one of the world’s biotechnology and healthcare centers, and a hub for finance—Gordon students have opportunities for critical hands-on learning and internships. In the Economics and Business Department at Gordon, you will benefit from a strong combination of technical business training and Christian liberal arts education. Our highly experienced faculty will prepare you for excellence and mission in the marketplace as you cultivate integrity and wise stewardship.
Gordon graduates are top performers in professional certification exams (including the CPA). They have an outstanding record of graduate school acceptances, and successfully find jobs in a variety of firms and nonprofit organizations, including:
Data collected from Gordon graduates between 1989 and 2010.
HEAR FROM A GRAD
Manager, KPMG LLP State and Local Tax
“Gordon played an integral part in my understanding of faith’s pivotal role in vocation. I believe that everything we do has purpose and contributes to God’s kingdom, even the work we do. My time at Gordon—including interactions with faculty, my coursework, and my involvement on campus—was critical in showing me how my work can be done to God’s glory." Hear from others ➔
GO THE EXTRA MILE
For hands-on learning and to clarify their career goals, Gordon accounting majors pursue internships at top firms like Deloitte, Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst & Young, to name a few.
On campus, you will be part of a close community of supportive mentors and learners. You may have the opportunity to complete an honors project, do research with a faculty member or work as a teaching assistant. And you can take advantage of student-led opportunities, including:
Expand your scope and study economics and business on a global scale.