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.
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.
Parker College of Business
|Department Website||School of Accountancy|
|Possible Employment Settings|
Professional and Student Organizations
|Professional Organizations||Student Organizations|
|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|
|National Association of Black Accountants, Inc||Delta Sigma Pi|
|American Society of Fraud Examiners||National Association of Black Accountants|
Last updated: 2/17/2020