Success preparing graduates for national case competitions, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, and jobs with the “Big 4” accounting firms, as well as many regional and local firms, brings national recognition to the Accountancy program, which is a rigorous major that prepares students for a demanding profession. Our curriculum covers all of the major topics covered on the CPA exam, which many students take and pass after graduation. We also offer many co-curricular and experiential activities to enhance the educational experience of our students. What sets our Accountancy students apart is an ability to think broadly about accounting and its relationship to society, and to think beyond the “bottom line” about the implications of their decisions.
Bachelor of Science
Accountancy is the study of the means used to communicate financial and economic information to decision-makers. The curriculum concentrates on developing a strong understanding of the rationale behind and implications of the accounting treatment afforded various economic transactions. Additionally, the student is introduced to the various tools used by the accounting professional.
The program’s objective is to enable the student to adapt the knowledge and skills developed through the study of accounting to new situations encountered in a dynamic business environment. The curriculum includes a variety of learning experiences including case analyses, computer labs and assignments, team projects, oral presentations, internships, and research projects utilizing both manual and electronic resources.
The accountancy program prepares graduates to pursue careers as certified public accountants, private accountants, financial managers, financial analysts, internal auditors, certified management accountants, and government auditors. Graduates are also prepared for advanced study in the fields of law or business. Students who minor in accountancy augment other majors with knowledge and skills that are transferable to a wide variety of careers.
- ACC 203 – Financial Accounting
- ACC 204 – Managerial Accounting
- ACC 310 – Intermediate Accounting I
- ACC 311 – Intermediate Accounting II
- ACC 301 – Cost Accounting
- ACC 406 – Taxes and Business Decisions
- FIN 113 – Data Applications for Business
One accounting course elective 300 level or higher (excluding ACC 450).