Accounting and Finance

The Department of Accounting and Finance

The mission of the Department of Accounting and Finance is to prepare students for careers in a global market, and for graduate study. The Department achieves its mission through curricula structured to enable students to comprehend, analyze and critically assess an entity’s financial condition and optimize its value. The Department endeavors to instill a commitment to ethical values and social responsibility.

Major Degree Requirements:
The Department offers programs of study in Accounting and Finance that lead to the Bachelor of Science degree. They are designed to provide students with the skills and aptitudes needed to compete successfully in the profession. The curricula are structured to enable students to enter and make significant contributions in corporate, government or research organizations. 

Program in Accounting:

The Accounting Program has a minimum requirement of 120 credit hours. Those students who are from states that require 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA Exam, are encouraged to take additional electives to satisfy that requirement or to consider enrolling in the five-year MBA program as a freshman and using electives in that program to qualify for the exam.

Program in Finance:

The Finance Program is designed to prepare students for careers in corporate finance, investment management, public finance, insurance and related areas. Instructional techniques include both theory and practical application. Students will have the opportunity to learn using the Bloomberg terminal platform and may be considered for participation in the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF).

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