Accounting


Our AACSB-accredited accounting program will arm you with the tools you need to propel business forward. Often referred to as the language of business, accounting provides a foundation to serve you in a variety of roles.

Program information

The opportunities for accounting professionals are diverse and limitless. An accounting skillset opens doors to jobs with public accounting firms, corporations, governmental entities and more. The accounting major provides specialized training and makes you more competitive in the job market.

Course information

Forthcoming changes to accounting major

Effective fall 2023, degree program requirements for the accounting major will be changing. These updates provide students with more flexibility and the ability to choose electives that complement their career aspirations.

Students who have declared an accounting major before fall 2023 can opt into these new degree program requirements.

Current required courses

  • ACCT 230: Intro to the Accounting Profession
  • ACCT 320/323: Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 325: Managerial Accounting II
  • ACCT 330: Intro to Taxation
  • ACCT 410/411: Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 425: Accounting Information Systems and Analytics
  • ACCT 543: Intro to Auditing
  • +1 Advanced Business Elective (320 or higher)

Required courses beginning fall 2023

  • ACCT 320/323: Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 325: Managerial Accounting II
  • ACCT 410/411: Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 425: Accounting Information Systems
  • Three accounting (ACCT) electives
    • ACCT 313: Financial Analysis and Analytics
    • ACCT 330: Introduction to Taxation
    • ACCT 515: Accounting Professional Communications
    • ACCT 543: Introduction to Auditing
    • ACCT 545: Advanced Taxation

More electives will be added for the 2023-24 academic year, including the below topics. These classes might be listed as either ACCT 300 or ACCT 500, a “Special Topics in Accounting” course.

  • Current Topics in Accounting
  • Decision-Making for the Boardroom
  • Specialized Accounting Practices
  • Tax Strategy

Accountants are pivotal to the success of every company. Regardless of size or industry, every team needs someone with an accounting skillset at the table.

Many accounting graduates start at public accounting firms in an audit, tax, or advisory role. Others start their careers in industry, in positions such as internal audit, financial reporting or financial analysis. As an accountant, there will be ample opportunity for advancement. Alumni work in a wide variety of positions, including controller, vice president of finance or chief financial officer.

Typical positions include:

  • Tax associate
  • Auditor
  • Tax planning
  • Forensic accountant
  • Financial reporting
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Advisory & consulting
  • IT assurance

Course information

Forthcoming changes to accounting major

Effective fall 2023, degree program requirements for the accounting major will be changing. These updates provide students with more flexibility and the ability to choose electives that complement their career aspirations.

Students who have declared an accounting major before fall 2023 can opt into these new degree program requirements.

Current required courses

  • ACCT 230: Intro to the Accounting Profession
  • ACCT 320/323: Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 325: Managerial Accounting II
  • ACCT 330: Intro to Taxation
  • ACCT 410/411: Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 425: Accounting Information Systems and Analytics
  • ACCT 543: Intro to Auditing
  • +1 Advanced Business Elective (320 or higher)

Required courses beginning fall 2023

  • ACCT 320/323: Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 325: Managerial Accounting II
  • ACCT 410/411: Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 425: Accounting Information Systems
  • Three accounting (ACCT) electives
    • ACCT 313: Financial Analysis and Analytics
    • ACCT 330: Introduction to Taxation
    • ACCT 515: Accounting Professional Communications
    • ACCT 543: Introduction to Auditing
    • ACCT 545: Advanced Taxation

More electives will be added for the 2023-24 academic year, including the below topics. These classes might be listed as either ACCT 300 or ACCT 500, a “Special Topics in Accounting” course.

  • Current Topics in Accounting
  • Decision-Making for the Boardroom
  • Specialized Accounting Practices
  • Tax Strategy

Accountants are pivotal to the success of every company. Regardless of size or industry, every team needs someone with an accounting skillset at the table.

Many accounting graduates start at public accounting firms in an audit, tax, or advisory role. Others start their careers in industry, in positions such as internal audit, financial reporting or financial analysis. As an accountant, there will be ample opportunity for advancement. Alumni work in a wide variety of positions, including controller, vice president of finance or chief financial officer.

Typical positions include:

  • Tax associate
  • Auditor
  • Tax planning
  • Forensic accountant
  • Financial reporting
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Advisory & consulting
  • IT assurance

Recent graduate data

$55K
Median starting salary of 2020-21 accounting graduates
89%
Percentage of 2020-21 accounting BSB graduates employed six months after graduation