Department of Accountancy and Business Law


About Accounting Careers

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Several career paths are available for students who major in accounting.  Accountants work as CPAs, internal auditors in industry, cost analysts, tax specialists, budget directors, Internal Revenue agents, and finance officers in local governments. Accountants are professionals that provide important services to companies and clients and are well respected in the business community.

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We also offer minors in accounting and postbaccalaureate certificates in General Accounting, and Advanced Taxation.

Major Opportunities

The Department offers Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting. Accounting is highly technical and requires strong quantitative skills.  Accounting career paths are challenging, but also very rewarding. Accountanting professionals in corporations often rise to top management and serve in positions such as Chief Financial Officer or Chief Executive Officer. For further information contact the Department of Accounting and Business Law at

We also offer a Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree that prepares graduates for immediate entry into careers in public accounting, and meets the 150-hour requirement to be eligible to sit for the CPA Exam.  An undergraduate degree in accounting is not required for admission to the MAcc.   For additional information, please contact


Students gain practical work experience through Internships with local firms.   A pre-approved paid Internship is required for all accounting majors, and strongly encouraged for finance majors.  The Internship experience helps students understand the expectations of professional positions and often leads to a full-time position upon graduation.  Interested students should contact Professor Lorraine Ruh.

Student Organizations

Students majoring in accounting or finance may participate in two student organizations.  The Finance and Accounting Student Organization (FASA) provides professional development and networking opportunities for students.  The Department provides support for minority students through our student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).  Students interested in FASA should contact one of the faculty advisors: Jim Kirtley or Debbie Browning. Students interested in NABA may contact Dr. Vincent Owhoso.