The accounting major provides students with a comprehensive, well-planned and balanced learning experience designed to prepare graduates for success in the accounting profession and the business community. Students are prepared for many different career paths and graduate with a foundation well suited for advancement.
Accounting is often called the “language of business.” Businesses plan, assess, and report the results of operations, financial condition, and cash position using accounting principles to prepare financial statements that express business operations to both internal and external users of financial information. External users assess creditability, performance, risk, and investment potential while internal users assess the efficiency of resource allocation, performance, and achievement of strategic objectives in the daily management of a business. All organizations, whether large or small, rely on accountants to record and report the activities of the business.
Minor in Accounting
The minor in accounting provides a business student with technical knowledge concerning accounting principles and reporting, accounting systems and decision making using accounting data. A minor in accounting requires the completion of 12 credit hours (four courses) in accounting after completion of the introductory courses in financial and management accounting. A typical minor might include two courses in intermediate accounting, accounting information systems and cost accounting.