Department of Accountancy

Bachelor of Science in Business, Accountancy Major

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Why Choose Accountancy?

An accountancy degree will prepare you with a solid foundation of the financial knowledge and regulations to pursue a variety of careers paths. You can continue with the master’s program and become a certified public accountant (CPA), or this program can prepare you for careers in finance, corporate management, government, or even entrepreneurship.

Our accounting program has high rates of job and internship placement for our students. We are the nation’s only five-time winner of the Institute for Management Accountants Student Case Competition and the only university to have two teams place nationally in the same year. We also provide opportunities just for our accounting majors, such as the John Talbott Accounting Leadership Program, job fairs with local employers, the Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society, the accounting club, and much more.

Careers

Organizations and companies of all sizes and industries employ accounting professionals, both as CPAs and other business professionals. Accounting provides important decision-making information to managers, investors, creditors, auditors, and others focused on the financial health of business and organizations, making our graduates in demand in a variety of industries and jobs.

Our graduates are employed by:

  • Aileron
  • Auditor of the State of Ohio
  • BDO
  • Brady Ware
  • Brixey and Meyer
  • CareSource
  • CH Dean
  • Cintas
  • Clark, Schaefer, Hackett
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Dayton Freight
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Defense finance and accounting service
  • Ernest and Young
  • Flagel, Huber, Flagel
  • Hammerman, Graf, Hughes and Co.
  • Internal Revenue Services (IRS)
  • Kentner Sellers
  • KPMG
  • LexisNexis
  • Nolan Giere
  • Oracle
  • Plante Moran
  • Pohlman and Talmage
  • Premier Health
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Reynolds and Reynolds
  • RSM
  • Speedway
  • Teradata
  • Thorn, Lewis, and Duncan
  • VARtek
  • Westminster Financial
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Our graduates work as:

  • Staff accountants
  • Staff auditor
  • Tax staff
  • Internal auditors
  • Budget analysts
  • Cost accountants
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Treasurers
  • Controllers
  • Financial vice presidents
  • System designers
  • Forensic accountants
  • Partners
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFO)
  • Chief Executive Officers (CEO)

Real World Experience

We encourage you to apply skills learned in the classroom through experiences with local organizations. You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of accounting and work on accounting projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.

Success Stories

Member Dean's Student Advisory Board, Vice President, National Association of Black Accountants "It is imperative to stay up on your first year in college. Many students fall behind academically and it hurts them in the long run. Students should meet with teachers often, especially in classes where they are struggling. I cannot tell you how many times that extra effort helped my grade tremendously! Charles Long played an important role in my success at WSU. I would suggest that students meet with their advisors quarterly.

Dean's Student Advisory Board Member, Accounting Leadership Program Participant, Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Society. Employed at Win Wholesale Inc.

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Science in Business, Accountancy program information, all degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the University Catalog. View business core course requirements.

Admission

Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in accountancy.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major.  If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in accountancy.

Program Outcomes

If you complete the program, you will graduate with a Bachelor in Business with a major in accounting. You will have a broad educational experience for completing professional accounting exams such as the Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Management Accountant exams. This program also provides an excellent background for students interested in pursuing a law degree in the future.

Students who plan to the CPA exam should pursue the Master of Accountancy program to meet the education requirements of the Accountancy Board of Ohio.

 


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