About the Major

Accounting teaches you to track and measure business transaction process information, prepare reports, and communicate results to decision makers. You will study the methods of recording, reporting, and examining the financial information and economic outlook of a business. In addition to the concentration, you will complete a broad base of general business courses and complete coursework needed to take the CPA certification exam. You have the option of adding an accounting specialization to your major.

Skill and abilities this major develops include: analysis, critical thinking, strategic planning, and research.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Cost accounting
  • Internal auditing
  • Taxation
  • Financial accounting
  • Auditing
  • Ethics and leadership
  • Economics

Possible Careers

  • Actuary
  • Bank officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Investment banker
  • IRS investigator
  • Underwriter

Where could I work?

  • Accounting firms
  • Ernst & Young
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Self-employment
  • Small businesses

Enterprise, Policy, and Planning Cluster

This major is part of the Enterprise, Policy, and Planning (EPP) cluster. The EPP cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing or interested in business; philanthropic studies; public and environmental affairs; sports management; and tourism, conventions, and event management.

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