Major in 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.


What if I want to get the CPA license and/or MAcc?

If you would like to pursue the Master of Accounting graduate program and/or CPA licensure, you need to take ACCT 330 Introduction to Taxation and ACCT 543 Introduction to Auditing as two of your three elective choices.

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 career areas include:

  • Tax Compliance and Consulting
  • External and Internal Audit
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Digital Assurance
  • Advisory and Consulting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Planning and Analysis

Recent graduate data

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Percentage of 2022-23 accounting BSB graduates employed six months after graduation