Welcome to the Department of Accounting
As an accounting student, you’ll get the skills, hands-on experience and knowledge to excel in whatever industry you’d like. We have a high rate of success in preparing accounting majors to land jobs before or shortly after graduation.
Graduate One Year Faster
Nearly all of our accounting majors earn the necessary 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam in just four years. That means you can earn a five-year degree in less time than other accounting programs, saving a year of college costs as well as having the opportunity to earn a salary a year sooner. For you, it’s a double net gain.
Understanding accounting rules and regulations is just one factor for career success. Today’s accountants analyze data to provide meaningful insights to help clients and businesses prepare for their futures.
The most sought-after accountants excel at writing, teamwork, presentations, critical thinking, interpersonal relationships and leadership. Because our bold curriculum is rooted in the liberal arts, you’ll develop all of these essential skills.
You’ll also gain real-world experience and connections through internships and networking.
Non-business students can boost their resumes with a minor in accounting, while business students can open up new career options with a minor in professional accounting.
World-Class Accredited Degree Opens Doors
Our Sigmund Weis School of Business is accredited by AACSB International. Less than 5% of the 15,000+ business programs worldwide have earned AACSB accreditation, making our program part of an elite group. For you, it means top companies will recognize the high quality of your degree, often offering higher, more competitive salaries.
The powerful combination of our AACSB-accredited program and global experiences prepare you to become an accounting professional for corporations, nonprofits or the government.
We have a 100% job placement rate with approximately one third of our accounting students even having job offers—from Big Four accounting firms in major cities to nonprofits to boutique accounting firms—before they begin their senior year.