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Earn your BBA in Accounting

An accounting degree in Mercer’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program will prepare you for a career in the profession. Accounting Business majors graduate with a deep understanding of areas in the field, including financial, cost, audit, taxation, not-for-profit, and governmental accounting. Beyond the classroom, Mercer’s dedicated and experienced faculty combine foundational knowledge with real-world experience. As a result, you will be ready to launch your career or pursue graduate school to advance your skills.

Mercer students are also consistently passing the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam, opening the door for a wide variety of accounting positions.

As you earn your accounting business degree, you will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a variety of accounting settings, applying the skills and knowledge you learn in the classroom.

Your Mercer BBA in Accounting experience

In addition to immersive learning, Accounting Business majors may also take a service-learning course, serving the Macon community by participating in the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Explore BBA in Accounting courses

Accounting business majors take courses such as:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Fraud Examination
  • Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting
  • Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Environment of Business
  • Microeconomics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Tax Accounting

View course descriptions for the accounting business degree.

View program requirements for the bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Careers and graduate study options

Students who successfully earn an undergraduate accounting business degree can pursue careers with public accounting firms, government agencies, and corporations. Mercer graduates with a BBA in Accounting work at top companies and firms, including:

  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • PwC
  • Reliance Trust Company

Learn More about our Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting


Leverage your bachelor’s degree in accounting with Mercer’s Special Consideration Program to become a Double Bear. Eligible students may seamlessly transition into a graduate business program and continue building the skills to become a purposeful business leader.

  • 30% tuition benefit
  • Waived application fee
  • No GMAT/GRE test scores
  • Priority admission consideration

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My Mercer education went beyond the textbook. The accounting coursework afforded me the opportunity to use my degree to serve the Macon community by providing free tax return preparation through the IRS VITA program.

Allison Harrison
Accounting, '14
Tax Associate, Licensed CPA - Ernst & Young

I chose accounting as an avenue into business in general. I have dreams and aspirations to own or lead a company one day, and Stetson allowed me to study numerous disciplines within the business school to make me a well-rounded business professional.

Caleb Farr
Accounting, '13 | MAcc, '17
Senior Associate, Bennett Thrasher

Caleb Farr

Mercer prepared me for a business career by putting an emphasis on transitions into the professional world. Networking and relationship building is more important than students may realize, and the earlier you can start creating and maintaining professional relationships the better.

Kayla McGilvray
Accounting, '12 | MAcc, '13
University Recruiter, Grant Thornton LLP

I loved my professors because they provided me with the resources to succeed and cared for me as a student and person. Mercer also provides opportunities for development - leadership, networking, personal, professional, and so much more.

Ruth Francis
Accounting, '16
Cost Accountant, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Ruth Francis

I chose to major in business because the profession requires a high moral compass, and it's neat to assess a business through a financial lens. The Stetson-Hatcher School of Business has enabled me to develop connections with businesses that will help jumpstart my career.

Ben West
Accounting, '21

Ben West

Learn from Experienced Faculty

The experienced faculty that lead the BBA in Accounting program include professionals with corporate career backgrounds and industry experience who hold Ph.D.s. Mercer’s dedicated professors are also members of professional associations and are currently engaged in diverse contributions to research and publishing, continuing to enhance the accounting teaching discipline.

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