The accounting major is the largest undergraduate program in the WSU College of Business. Before a college graduate with a background in accounting can sit for the exams and apply for a CPA license, the candidate is required to have a few years of internship or work experience under his belt. Less Accounting — Just as its name suggests, Less Accounting can help you spend less time managing your finances and more time running your business.
Students will experience an innovative education in the Center for Business Ingenuity, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and global software through the SAP® University Alliances program. The Bachelor of Technology in Accounting consists of eight Advanced Technical Specialty courses (32 credits), four Liberal Studies Education courses (12 credits), and a Workplace Education component. Recurring financial activities reflected in the accounting records in the normal course of business. Ultimately, accounting has given me a diverse set of analytical, professional and technical skills I will need to achieve my career aspirations.
Prerequisites: ACCG 6210 Managerial Accounting or FMGT 3210 Cost/Managerial Accounting 1 (with a final grade of 65% or greater) and FMGT 4210 Cost/Managerial Accounting 2 (with a final grade of 65% or greater). With experience, accounting graduates can become chief financial officers, partners in public accounting firms, and controllers in organizations of all sizes around the world. According to the website of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary of accountants was $61,690 in May 2010. Our Accounting BSc provides an excellent preparation for professional practice in accounting, enabling you to work in a wider range of business, public and third-sector organisations. Like any profession, your salary in accounting will depend on your skills and experience.
We take an analytical perspective of how accounting is practiced and how it should be practiced, so you develop a real understanding of the subject matter rather than just rote learning. The reports generated by various streams of accounting, such as cost accounting and management accounting, are invaluable in helping management make informed business decisions.
If you enjoy working with numbers and people, and want to help businesses grow, then accounting may be a good fit for you. Accounting majors primarily follow a professional career by becoming a Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified General Accountant (CGA). Beta Alpha Psi is a premier student organization, providing students the opportunity to interact weekly with top-tier accounting professionals and executives.