You’ll not only learn how to develop the financial statements that drive business, you’ll be able to explain the meaning behind the numbers and recommend strategies to improve them. Adept accounting professionals who provide the financial information to back solid business decisions are always in demand. Whether giving advice on financial systems and forecasts, interpreting and auditing financial statements, or developing business plans and analyzing overall corporate performance— accountants play a central role in any business. If you love to be challenged and want to tap into a business career with unlimited potential, consider a major in accounting.
Courses Applied To Both Degrees
Students are expected to complete 63 credits of business courses to earn the BS in Accounting (42 in accounting and 21 in business). In their senior year, students accepted into this program are able to take three graduate-level courses that will be applied to the undergraduate major for a total of nine credits. These courses also count toward the 11 courses required for the MS in Accounting.
By focusing on real-world applications of accounting theories and principles, you’ll gain the skills you need to identify, analyze, interpret and disseminate financial information. Through our program’s combination of coursework, case studies and experiential opportunities, you’ll be able to:
- Analyze and solve budgetary and financial problems
- Use accounting for planning and control
- Conduct an audit
- Engage in tax planning and preparation
- Prepare for a career in public and corporate accounting, tax preparation, management accounting and financial consulting
Students can apply to enter the undergraduate portion of the 5 Year program following the completion of 90 undergraduate credits. Students must have 21 of the 90 undergraduate credits pertaining to accounting. In the final semester of the undergraduate portion of the program, students must formally apply to The Graduate School for admission into the MS portion of the program. Students admitted in the 5 Year program are not expected to take the GMAT.
Applications will be reviewed once the following is verified:
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Earned 90 credits
- Earned 21 Accounting credits
Students can apply to enter the undergraduate portion of the 5-Year program following the completion of 90 undergraduate credits. Students must have 21 of the 90 undergraduate credits pertaining to accounting. In the final semester of the undergraduate portion of the program, students must formally apply to The Graduate School for admission to the MS portion of the program. Students admitted to the 5-Year program are not expected to take the GMAT
Connect with the Business Community
Our undergraduates gain valuable accounting experience through field trips, guest lectures and internships with a number of well-known companies including,
- PKF O'Connor Davies LLP
- Marcum LLP
- Wiss & Co.
- WithumSmith & Brown
Dr. Ronald Strauss
Chair - Department of Accounting & Finance