Accounting

4-Year Track

The four-year program prepares students for a wide range of professional careers in industry, finance, government, and non-profit organizations. The four-year program includes accounting course work which prepares students for work in such areas as fraud examination, financial management, financial reporting and analysis, internal auditing and management consulting. Upon completion of the four-year track, students receive the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Students may want to also minor in another area of business to enhance their business skill sets. MIS is a very valuable added area of emphasis.

5-Year Track

The five-year professional accounting program prepares students for careers in public accounting as certified public accountants (CPA). In order to become certified in the State of Georgia, candidates must have 150 credit hours of college education. After completion of their BBA, students apply for and are competitively admitted to the Master program. In the fifth year, students complete thirty additional credit hours of accounting and non-accounting Master’s level education. This curriculum is designed to prepare them for work as objective outsiders for their clients, providing such services as auditing and assurance services, sustainability and environmental accounting, forensic accounting, information technology services, international accounting, consulting services, government and not-for-profit services, personal financial planning, and tax advisory services. Please refer to the graduate portion of the Georgia Southern University catalog for a detailed description of the Master of Accounting program.


General Information
College
College of Business
GPA Requirement 2.5
Department Website School of Accountancy
Degree(s) Offered
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Master of Accounting
Possible Employment Settings
  • Public Accounting Firms
  • Banks/Financial Institutions
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Government Agencies
Occupational Opportunities
  • Accountant, Governmental, Cost or Trust
  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Bank Examiner
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Budgetary Control Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Consumer Credit Officer
  • Controller
  • FBI or CIA Agent
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • IRS Investigator
  • Loan Administrator
  • Professor
  • Securities Broker
  • Systems Analyst
  • Tax Specialist
  • Treasurer
  • Underwriter

 

Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations GSU Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
American Accounting Association Accounting Association
Institute of Internal Auditors Beta Alpha Psi
Institute of Management Accounting Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Association of Government Accountants Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise)
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc Delta Sigma Pi
American Society of Fraud Examiners
Salary Information
Internet Resources

Last updated: 6/27/2018

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