Accounting

Accounting

Program Overview

The accounting program is part of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business and is accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  As a Jesuit institution, you will also take a strong core of courses that emphasizes writing skills, logic and breadth of knowledge about the human experience.  The Jesuit tradition of developing both intellect and character translates into accounting professionals who concern themselves with not only the financial health of an organization but also its professional integrity and its contribution to society as a whole.

There are five tracks that prospective accounting majors can pursue which prepare students for success in today's ever-changing business environment. They are:

  • BS/MBA in Accounting
  • BA/MBA in Professional Accounting
  • BS in Professional Accounting
  • BS in Accounting (120-hour program)
  • BS in Accounting Information Systems (AIS)

Courses are taught by full-time faculty members who bring real-world knowledge to the classroom through their experiences as accounting or tax professionals.  You will benefit from the department's close ties with business leaders who often provide internship opportunities, permanent jobs, and valuable advice. 

Accountants prepare and analyze financial information essential in the management, control and evaluation of business enterprises, government agencies and not-for-profit entities.  Accounting information systems blends accounting and information system technology to meet the rapidly developing technology needs in all sectors of the economy.

Accounting is wide and diverse.  It provides the measures of economic activity for our nation, for our society and for our individual lives; it is the language of business.  Accountants enjoy high starting salaries and excellent employment opportunities.  They interact on a constant basis with chief executive officers, financial executives, lawyers, bankers and government agencies.