Accounting Department | Accounting Degree

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What is Accounting? What can I do with an Accounting Degree?

Accounting is the language of business.  Accounting records, classifies and summarizes financial information for companies and organizations.  Accountants are responsible for determining the overall financial health of an entity. Without accounting, organizations would have no basis or foundation upon which daily and long-term decisions could be made. The budgets for all business activities such as capital investment, research and development, marketing, operations, and human resources stem from the work of accountants.

An accounting degree offers accounting profession boundless opportunities for men and women to build exciting and rewarding careers. As America’s most trusted information professionals, accountants can be found in every industry from entertainment to medicine.

The Department of Accounting is separately accredited by AACSB International; fewer than 150 schools for accounting hold this accreditation. The Accounting Department offers the following accounting degree programs:

▼   Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting (BSBA)
Our undergraduate Accounting degree requires students to complete 122 semester hours. While our program focuses on the full-time day student, we offer every accounting course at night at least once every two years. We encourage our undergraduates to stay and complete their Master of Accounting degree in order to earn the 150 semester hours needed to be a licensed CPA.
▼   Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Our Master of Accounting program is designed for both the full-time student and working professional. MAcc students are required to complete 30 semester hours. Beginning in fall 2018 the program will be entirely online. A full-time student can graduate in one calendar year while a part-time student can complete the program in two years. Students are admitted to the program in both the Fall and Spring semesters.