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Austin E. Cofrin School of Business

Accounting Major

Requirements for the Major

Why accounting?

A degree in accounting will prepare you for many career paths - from public accounting, to government, to private industry, to not for profits, or to becoming an entrepreneur. Accountants at all levels provide the information that helps organizations make good choices and to operate more efficiently.

What value will I get from an accounting major?

Our program is unique in that you will be able to take courses that will provide the depth of accounting knowledge as well as the breadth of knowledge of business. Many programs only require the principles level courses in marketing, management, and finance, but our program requires a second, upper level course to add to your knowledge in these functional areas of business.

The accounting courses required will prepare you to meet the challenges of an ever-changing business world. We also encourage you to get involved in community projects such as VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) to prepare taxes for low income individuals and families, the elderly, and other students. The Accounting Students Association is a good way to meet accounting professionals and get your career off to a good start.

Who are some successful graduates?

We are currently reaching out for some success stories, many of whom are CFOs in businesses and partners/shareholders in CPA firms. Please check back at a later time to learn more about our many successful alumni!

Who are the accounting faculty?

What courses will I take?

Please see the course listing for the full array of courses, but you will be taking courses in financial, managerial, tax, and governmental accounting, as well as tax, accounting information systems, and auditing.