Accounting Course Descriptions

In Accounting and Auditing, we record, present, and interpret the results of business transactions. Accounting is the language by which businesses report to their stakeholders the results of their operations, comprehensive income, financial position, and changes in cash and equities by analyzing, recording, presenting, and interpreting the results of transactions and events. Because thousands of investors, lenders, workers, regulators and others depend and rely on the financial statements and other reports we audit or prepare, in addition to the clients and employers we work for directly, we honor the public trust.

If you want a career in a challenging environment where you can compete with the best, and where strength of character matters, accounting may be right for you. Our degree plans, based on core competencies identified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, are designed to prepare you with the qualifications to sit for the CPA exam and enter the realm of professional accounting. Our curriculum is intended to develop the decision making and accounting skills needed to enter the profession. Career paths include public accounting practice, generally as auditors and tax professionals, or as professional accountants in industry, non-profit organizations, or government, and many other opportunities.

Accounting students frequently are leaders of the Accounting Society, the Business Club, Ethics Club, etc., and join our honor society, Delta Mu Delta. Our students often participate in the volunteer tax assistance program--VITA (tax preparation assistance community outreach program). Many accounting students learn on the job by participating in internships. We train people to leverage technology, to analyze and think critically, and to be concerned and enlightened citizens who can become professional accountants.