In the Department of Accounting and Finance, accounting students will learn to evaluate and appraise ethical comportment 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.

    • The program prepares students for entry-level business and accounting and positions in industry, government, and nonprofit entities. In addition, 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 an entry-level position in public accounting.)
    • Professional opportunities in accounting include auditor, consultant, information systems, investment analyst, business adviser, tax adviser, controller, cost accountant, and financial planner.
    • Employers of program graduates include PwC LLC; KPMG; Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP; Ernst & Young LLP; Grant Thornton LLP; Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP; Breslow Starling; Sharrard, McGee & Co., PA; Smith Leonard PLLC; RSM LLP; McGladrey; and Hanesbrands.
    • The Beta Alpha Psi professional organization does community service, tutoring, and other professional development activities.
    • Many accounting undergraduate students seek and receive internships related to their field of accounting.
    • A student can fast-track to a master's degree in accounting, earning both a BS and MS in accounting in approximately five years.
    • The Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Accounting have separate accreditation — one of fewer than 200 accounting programs globally to achieve this recognition.
    • The program has a strong reputation of preparing students for the MS in accounting program and ultimately for passing the CPA exam.
    • AACSB

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