Accounting & Finance

Address: 383 Bryan Building
Phone: 336.334.5647
Web site: bae.uncg.edu/acc

Majors & Concentrations

  • Accounting (BS) U301
  • Accounting 2Plus (BS) U713
  • Finance (BS) U360
  • Finance 2Plus (BS) U361

About the majors

  • In the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program, students will learn to evaluate and appraise ethical comportments of accounting action in the context of public trust and stewardship; produce, evaluate, and modify transactions-based accounting records; and create and use cost accounting information.
  • In the Bachelor of Science in Finance program, students will learn the theory, organization, and operation of the financial system from both a market and a managerial viewpoint.

What's Unique about Accounting and Finance at UNCG?

  • Career Development: The Department of Accounting and Finance is dedicated to career development, including internships and full-time placement of its students with a specialized internship program and student organizations designed specifically for career development.
  • Faculty Dedication: The faculty members are accessible to students, often working one-on-one to enhance the student experience.
  • Tutoring Assistance: Each semester, graduate assistants supported by the department are dedicated to tutoring students in introductory-level accounting and finance classes to facilitate student success.
  • Advanced Degree Opportunity: We provide the opportunity for a student to fast- track to a master’s degree in accounting. A student can earn a B.S. in accounting and an M.S. in accounting in about five years with careful course planning. Students who double major in accounting and finance as undergraduates can take advantage of this fast track as well.

Academic Clubs and Organizations

  • Beta Alpha Psi (National Accounting Honor Society)
  • Future Finance Professionals
  • Institute of Management Accountants Student Chapter
  • Black Business Students' Association
  • Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity

Student Opportunities

  • Accounting and finance student internship locations have included the following: Merrill Lynch, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, Bernard Robinson & Company, Breslow Starling, Smith Leonard, RSM International, Hanesbrands, BB&T, MillerCoors, Bank of Oak Ridge, UBS Financial Services, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Koury Convention Center, and Sharrard, McGee & Co.
  • Outside the classroom: Through their student organizations, finance and accounting students are engaged in community service activities, an annual educational/networking trip to New York City, and professional outreach activities.

Graduates/Careers

  • The program prepares students for entry-level business and accounting and finance positions in industry, government, and nonprofit entities.
  • Students also will be prepared for graduate study, most often in accounting or finance but also in law and business. A graduate degree in accounting is typically necessary for successfully passing the CPA exam and for an entry-level position in public accounting.
  • Average starting salary is approximately $40,000 per year for graduates with a bachelor’s degree, with a range from $50,000 to $60,000 for graduates with a master's degree. The salaries depend upon, among other things, the individual's achievement of professional certification.
  • Professional opportunities in accounting include auditor, consultant, information systems, investment analyst, business adviser, tax adviser, controller, cost accountant, and financial planner.
  • Professional opportunities in finance include commercial lending, personal banker, financial planner, stock analyst, stock broker, financial analyst, treasurer, credit analyst, and capital budgeting director.
  • Accounting and finance careers yield higher income growth and advancement than any other business field.
  • UNCG alumni have accepted positions with the major public accounting firms, large corporate employers, and government in the Triad, Charlotte, Raleigh, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and New York City.

Professional Organizations and Accreditation

The Bryan School of Business and Economics is one of the largest business schools in North Carolina; its AACSB International accreditation in business and accounting puts it among the top 3 percent of business schools in the world. The B.S. in accounting and M.S. in accounting have separate accreditation; we are one of only 182 accounting programs globally to achieve this recognition.

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