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Department of Accountancy

We provide a high-quality educational experience through student-centered teaching, impactful research, and meaningful service that benefits and challenges students, the accounting profession, the business community, and the community at large.

The undergraduate degree programs in accountancy are designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions in the accounting profession broadly defined. They also provide the knowledge and skills required for entry into graduate business programs. These skills include written and oral communication, analytical reasoning, the ability to use technology, as well as technical accounting skills.

What Accountants Do

Want a career in a respected, growing profession that offers a strong entry level job market, opportunity for rapid advancement, diverse and challenging work, and a backstage pass to the business world? If so, accounting (a.k.a. the language of business) may be for you.

Don’t believe the stereotypes. Accountants don’t need to be math wizards and they don’t spend their days just crunching numbers. Accountants are trusted business advisors that leverage their technical, analytical and communication skills to help organizations, financial markets and the tax system run efficiently. An accounting degree opens the door to a variety of positions at diverse organizations such as businesses of all sizes, CPA firms, governments and nonprofits. An accounting career can also lead to opportunities to take on managerial, operational or marketing roles in the broader business world.

After Graduation

After graduation, students frequently seek to attain professional credentials, such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). To attain such credentials, candidates must pass rigorous examinations that require hundreds of hours of study and meet various other requirements (e.g., additional education and work experience) as designated by each credentialing organization.

About the CPA Exam