Accounting

Are you the kind of person who pays attention to details? Do you thrive working with numbers and spreadsheets or aspire to help a company organize its finances to make sound business decisions? Would you like to learn how to construct, decode, and analyze financial data? If so, the Accounting major may be a great fit for you.

The Accounting major teaches students to understand accounting as the language of business. Students develop a strong foundational knowledge of accounting principles and tax law and learn to keep track of the money trail. Students can network on campus with business professionals, join the Accounting Club, and participate in numerous experiential learning opportunities.

Program Overview

Areas of Study

All undergraduate LSBE students are required to take business and economics core courses and concentration courses related to their major.

Core Courses

  • Finance & Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Writing & Communications
  • Mathematics 

Major Courses

  • Taxation
  • Law & Ethics
  • Auditing
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Accounting Technology Tools
  • Fund & Not-For-Profit Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting

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Sample Plan

The sample plan linked below is one of several possible ways to complete this degree. Resources are available to customize a plan for your specific career and academic goals.

Accounting Sample Plan >

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Acquired Skills
  •  Use accounting information to diagnose the financial health of a business and offer solutions with ethical and sound reasoning.
  •  Learn to apply current accounting principles and practices to make sense of an organization’s financial data.

Career Opportunities

The employment opportunities for Accounting graduates are varied and include positions such as:

  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Managerial & Tax Accountants
  • Internal Auditors
  • Fraud Analysts
  • Bank Examiners
  • Budget Analysts
Program Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, models, and tools relevant to accounting.
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge in the functional areas of accounting: financial and managerial reporting, taxation, information systems, and auditing.
  • Apply current principles and practices of accounting to generate business solutions.