Four-Year Accounting Degree
Within the four-year accounting program, students choose from one of three tracks including Forensic Accounting, Accounting Analytics, and General Accounting. In addition, they may choose from variety of minors such as Finance. The accounting program provides a solid foundation in business and accounting for students interested in careers in public accounting, private industry, nonprofit organizations, in pursuing graduate studies (e.g., law), or in preparation for running their own businesses. This program prepares students interested in professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and/or Certified Internal Auditor.
The Forensic Accounting Track was developed in response to the demand for accounting professionals with specialized knowledge in the areas of fraud examination and litigation support. This minor includes course work in fraud examination, criminology and financial statement analysis. This minor is appropriate for the student interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
The Accounting Analytics Track prepares students to take advantage of the expanding variety of opportunities available to professionals with a strong and integrated knowledge of accounting (the “language of business”) and the evolving analytics and information technologies needed to implement and manage accounting data and information systems (AIS). Opportunities exist in the corporate, public accounting and non-profit sectors for accounting professionals who can assist their organizations or clients in assessing the opportunities and risks associated with specific information-technology deployments. Students in this track are encouraged to pursue professional certifications such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
To receive a degree in accounting, the student must earn at least a “C” in each of the two accounting principles courses (ACC 251 –ACC 252 or equivalent).
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