Building on the liberal arts background acquired during your first two undergraduate years, the Accounting concentration offers a sound general business foundation and the analytical and conceptual skills essential for understanding accounting practices. You’ll learn to analyze and provide quantitative information that is used to drive decision making and creative problem solving in the business world. The program's highly sought-after graduates enter careers such as business consultants, financial managers, independent auditors, and tax advisers.
McIntire’s undergraduate curriculum provides many of the accounting courses typically required by state licensing boards, and serves as an outstanding preparation for students who wish to take the CPA exam.
Typical coursework includes classes such as:
- Intermediate Accounting I & II
- Introductory Auditing
- Federal Taxation
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Advanced Financial Accounting
- Strategic Cost Management
- Taxes and Business Strategy
- Global Commerce Immersion: Topics in Accounting
- Government and Non-Profit Accounting
Course offerings are subject to change each semester.
Most states now require 150 credit hours of college-level courses to sit for the CPA exam. Many of our undergraduate students who wish to become CPAs can meet these additional credit hour requirements with AP credit, pre-matriculation college credit, or additional classes. Many other undergraduate students who wish to become CPAs stay on for our graduate program in accounting.