Learn the Language of Business

Accounting is more than calculating numbers—it’s the language of business. The study and application of concepts and techniques used to measure business activities and record and interpret financial data enables informed communication and decision making at all levels of business. The Department of Accounting provides intensive study within the discipline, and real-world experience to gain a competitive edge in a variety of career opportunities.

Several accounting degree options are available for undergraduates and graduates at the Fox School, as well as numerous professional development and enrichment activities outside the classroom. The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is offered for those seeking the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure. In addition, our PhD program is available for graduates interested in pursuing careers as university professors or research professionals.

With an accounting degree, graduates pursue professional opportunities in a diverse array of careers, including but not limited to public accounting and industry.

Programs

Choose the Area of Study That is Right for You. Explore the programs in the Accounting discipline, and gain the skills necessary to get ahead in a wide range of career opportunities. Choose the Area of Study That is Right for You

  • Major in Accounting

    Prepare for a successful career in public accounting, private industry, and non-profit organizations with a well-rounded, challenging education and practical work experience. The accounting major was recently identified as one of the top 15 with the greatest earning potential.

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  • Minor in Accounting

    Expand your career opportunities and increase your marketability with a strong foundation in the language and basic tool of business. Open to business and non-business majors, the Accounting minor provides valuable skills in the theory and practice of financial and managerial accounting. Upon graduation, students with an Accounting minor have a set of skills that are useful no matter the career they choose.

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  • Master of Accountancy

    Get CPA- and career-ready with the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program. With time for review courses and sittings for all four parts of the CPA Exam included in the curriculum – plus all 30 credit hours of the program counting toward CPA licensure requirements and custom-fit career resources – you’ll be on your way to becoming a CPA in just one year.

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  • PhD in Accounting

    Prepare for an exceptional academic career with recognized experts and successful researchers. The PhD Accounting program provides rigorous training in scholarly academic research and university-level teaching with support from distinguished faculty who hold doctorates from top business schools.

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Advance Business through Research

The Department of Accounting faculty are scholars of international renown who produce cutting-edge research across a wide variety of specializations for today’s complex business world. Members have published in a range of leading academic research journals and have served as editors or editorial board members for important publications.

Meet the Faculty