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The accounting concentration is a versatile course of study, setting you up for success in public accounting and auditing, including preparation for the certified public accountant (CPA) exam, as well as accounting positions in internal audit, private industry, non-profit organizations, and financial institutions.
You graduate with extensive knowledge of accounting fundamentals and tax policy and gain hands-on experience with financial planning and data analytics.
Our concentration provides the foundations for taking the CPA exam and becoming a CPA, but the educational requirements to become a CPA vary by state and typically require more accounting credits than this concentration provides. If this is your desired professional path, your advisor, accounting faculty, and dean will work with you to make sure you take the necessary courses and are on the academic path to complete what you need. The National State Boards of Accountancy provides detailed requirements of what is required to sit for the CPA exam in each state.
ACC 3510 – Financial Planning & Cost Control
You already have budgetary experience from Foundations of Management & Entrepreneurship (FME) by the time you start the financial planning and cost control course. The experience you gain from running your own business in your first year only elevates what you learn in your advanced accounting courses, providing real-world examples of what you learn in class. In this course, you explore cost systems, budgetary considerations, and variance analysis for both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
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Faculty Contacts: Shay Blanchette ’90, MBA’13, William Coyle, and Virginia Soybel
Sponsoring Division: Accounting & Law