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Applied Finance and Accounting

William B. Greene Jr., School of Business & Technology

Our accounting majors get a solid foundation leading into a variety of careers including internal auditing, tax preparation
and planning, cost analysis, and advisory services in information systems design and implementation. Students develop leadership and management skills that are necessary for the successful planning, implementation, and control of the business enterprise, all rooted in a foundation of ethical and moral principles.

Applied Finance and Accounting major — B.A. or B.S.

The basis of the courses in the applied finance and accounting major are the foundational courses of the accounting major. Upper level courses emphasize the element of corporate finance. Accountants as information providers have a particular appeal to those who see accounting as useful in corporate decision-making and management.

Milligan graduates with a major in accounting or applied finance and accounting are expected to:

  • possess broad finance, accounting and business knowledge as well as mastery of the technical knowledge of finance and accounting in order to serve the organizations in which they work
  • be well prepared to find ready employment in the field
  • possess the ability to apply computer and information technology to solve real-world finance, accounting and business problems
  • have acquired leadership and management skills that are necessary for the successful planning, implementation, and control of the business enterprise, all rooted in a foundation of ethical and moral principles.

Students planning to become certified public accountants should be aware that many states have made substantial changes in their educational requirements for persons desiring a CPA Certificate. These requirements vary in their specific requirements from state to state but must be met before the applicant’s first sitting for the Uniform CPA Examination. Students should check the exact requirements for the particular state in which they intend to seek certification. For example, the State of Tennessee requires a total of 150 semester hours, which is an additional 22 semester hours beyond the 128 needed for a bachelor’s degree at Milligan University. Students intending to become certified public accountants are encouraged to consult with their advisers early in their college career.


View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.


What can I do with a degree in Applied Finance and Accounting?

Download a list of potential careers in Applied Finance and Accounting.