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Measure and inform business decisions

Students in Mercer’s Bachelor of Business Administration program in Accounting will learn all areas of accounting including: financial, cost, audit, taxation, not-for-profit, and governmental accounting. Our faculty combine classroom knowledge with real-world experience to equip students to succeed in their future careers. Mercer students are consistently passing the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam, opening the door for a wide variety of accounting positions.

Gain experience

Mercer students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a variety of accounting settings to apply the skills and knowledge they learn in the classroom. Accounting majors may also take a service-learning course, where they serve the Macon community by participating in the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Launch your career

Individuals who successfully earn the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting may pursue careers with public accounting firms, government agencies, and corporations. Recent placements of Mercer Accounting graduates include positions with:

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

Learn more about our Accounting major


Mercer undergraduate students may be eligible for special admission consideration for a graduate business program through the Special Consideration Program. Students can take advantage of waivers for both the GMAT requirement and the application fee, and enjoy additional benefits, including a 30% tuition benefit toward earning their graduate business degree at Mercer. Learn More

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 - Ernest & 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

Meet the Faculty

Mercer’s School of Business is supported by a talented group of faculty and staff who serve as mentors, coaches, teachers, and experts in their fields. They are committed to equipping the next generation of business leaders in the classroom and beyond.

Visit Mercer

Websites and brochures never tell the whole story. You can browse photos online, but it's the undeniable spirit of Bear Territory that captivates you when you visit Mercer.