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Accounting, B.S.B.A.

Darla Moore School of Business

As an accounting major, you'll develop the ability to analyze and solve fiscal problems and find work in nearly every industry.

When you choose to major in accounting, you can look forward to an exciting, intensive course of study and a head start on a career. You also have the option of choosing an accelerated program that allows you to earn a bachelor's degree and a Master of Accountancy in as few as four years.

Program Highlights

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    Job Security

    Find work in nearly every industry with this degree. Accountants are needed almost everywhere.

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    Community Ties

    Gain valuable professional opportunities when you take advantage of the program's strong ties with the accounting community.

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    Internship Program

    Take part in our winter internship program to gain hands-on experience — almost 100 percent of participants receive job offers.

What You’ll Study

You'll learn about generally accepted financial reporting principles; how to determine costs, prepare budgets and measure business unit performance; the U.S. regulatory framework around financial reporting/auditing; ethical dilemmas faced by accountants; accounting issues associated with international business activities; and how technology is used in the industry.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Accounting

    Recording, classifying and summarizing financial transactions to provide insight into financial health


    Creating a financial plan by estimating expenses and revenues to allocate resources effectively

    Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

  • Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments


    Being accountable for one's actions and decisions and fulfilling obligations and duties

    Understand Complexity

    Analyzing and synthesizing information to identify patterns and connections

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Public Accountant
  • Private Accountant
  • Governmental Accountant
  • Budget Planner
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Auditor

Workplace Settings

  • Accounting
  • Taxation

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

Winning first place in the Association for Business Communication’s national writing competition was really encouraging. To be nationally recognized as a sophomore for utilizing skills that I learned at the Moore School is an awesome feeling.

John Boyar
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