The Accounting Department seeks to provide students with courses that focus on the common body of accounting knowledge, and the development and application of skills needed for entry into their profession.
Accounting is the language of business and is a process of measuring, recording, classifying, and summarizing financial data that will be useful in making economic decisions.
There are many career paths for students of accounting. Accountants are employed by public accounting firms and pursue the professional certification in public accounting, Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Others prefer employment with corporations and pursue professional certifications in managerial accounting. There are career opportunities in accounting, forensics, tax, management advisory services, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, internal auditing, cost management, and financial analysis.