Department of Accounting
The Accounting Program at the Fox School of Business provides students with a broad education and intensive study within the major as preparation for professional careers in public accounting, cost and managerial accounting, information systems, business consulting, government, and not-for-profit institutions.
The accounting curriculum acquaints the student with the conceptual framework and theory of accounting, transactional analysis, asset management, liabilities, owners’ equity, and financial reporting. Cost analysis and control, accounting information systems, taxation, consolidated financial statements, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and foreign operations, auditing theory and techniques and an understanding of the ethical and performance standards of the profession are also covered. Coursework is also required outside of the major in topics of legal and social environment of business, written and oral communication, the humanities, and the social sciences.
Graduates from our Accounting Program often work at a “Big Four” public accounting firm, or a national, regional or local firm in the surrounding areas. These firms recruit our students for internships and permanent placements.