Department of Accounting Overview
The Department of Accounting offers degree programs leading to exciting and rewarding careers in public accounting, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Accounting is universal; it is an integral part of all types of organizations throughout the world.
- About 30 percent of senior management at Fortune 500 companies began their careers in accounting
- Accountants also own and manage their own businesses
- Business owners and managers frequently consult with their accountant before making significant managerial or financial decisions.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Major in Accounting
Our core degree offering that provides the foundation upon which one can build a successful career in the accounting profession.
Accounting as a Second Major on the BBA Degree
This is an attractive option for any business major. It is an especially good fit for Finance or Information Systems majors, due to the increasing convergence of accounting, finance, and information systems.
Minor in Internal Auditing
The Minor in Internal Auditing enables any major to participate in the Department's successful Endorsed Internal Audit Program.
Minor in Accounting
The Minor in Accounting provides any major with the opportunity to learn the language of business.
Minor in Fraud Examination
The Justice Studies program, in conjunction with the Department of Accounting, offers a Minor in Fraud Examination.
Graduate Degree Program
MBA with a Concentration in Accounting
This degree fulfills the 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam and may be completed in one year by full-time students with an undergraduate degree in accounting. Lifetime earnings with an MBA are about $500,000 more than with a BBA.