Business & Accounting

The Business & Accounting program prepares graduates to succeed in life

Are you looking to develop the professional knowledge, interpersonal skills, and ethical values needed to succeed in a diverse, rapidly-changing and technology-driven world? If so - studying business or accounting at The College of Idaho is the right place for you. Our students receive individual advising from their professors, take part in hands-on projects in our community, build connections with accomplished alumni and local leaders, and have the opportunity to partner with professional mentors. The Business & Accounting program truly goes beyond the classroom to prepare you for leadership in a local or global business environment.

Why study business/leadership at The College of Idaho?

The C of I’s business and accounting majors integrate study of the liberal arts and business skills - a combination that will enable you to become a skilled problem-solver, effective communicator and thoughtful, ethical leader. Exactly the type of person that organizations are looking for.

In addition to core courses emphasizing organizational leadership, ethics and essential business functions, College of Idaho business majors may choose a concentration with additional courses in finance, marketing or accounting. The C of I’s accounting major is designed for students with a particular interest in accounting as a career. Business and accounting students also have opportunities to study and work internationally or participate in internships.

The College of Idaho also offers a business minor and a minor in leadership studies. The business minor offers all C of I students an opportunity to complement their other studies by gaining a fundamental understanding of skills in managing people, and essential tools for running (or working in) a business: accounting, finance, marketing, information systems, operations, and more,The leadership studies minor is designed to help develop competencies in working with others through communication, problem solving, decision-making and team building -  a set of skills that effective leaders of any institution must possess. Students in the C of I’s leadership studies minor can focus in eiither a business emphasis or a Christian emphasis.

Career opportunities for business and leadership studies majors/minors

Your education in business, accounting or leadership studies at the C of I will prepare you for success wherever you go – whether you choose to work in a for-profit corporation, not-for-profit community agency or government function. A business education also is excellent preparation for anyone interested in starting their own business, from A (art gallery) to Z (zoo).