Why study Accounting
The field of accounting is a leading professional discipline that provides diverse services to individuals, business entities, and governments at all levels.
The accounting program is designed to develop student skills in auditing, taxation, accounting information systems, computer operations, forensic accounting, cost accounting, and many other areas. Career path possibilities include: Accountant, Auditor, Tax Advisory Services, Credit Analyst, Loan Officer, and Management Advisory Services. Students who successfully complete the program will have the opportunity to take a few more courses in accounting and finance (after graduation) in order to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, if desired.
Students learn to apply their skills in auditing, taxation, management policy, information
systems, computer operations, and many other areas. Faculty-led experiential and service-learning
opportunities provide student access to real-world experience that provides a foundation
for a successful career in accounting. The College of Business provides funding and
scholarship opportunities for students to participate in
community events, conferences, and networking functions Direct access to the College of Business Career Readiness Coach to help aide in advising, career preparation, and job search.
Faculty in this degree program have a PhD or a DBA in accounting, and routinely publish their research in some of the top accounting academic journals. In addition, many act as consultants within the field bringing decades of real-world experience.
What will I learn
- Critically analyze and utilize financial reports.
- Demonstrate effective communication and analytic skills.
- Solve problems systematically.
Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree. APSU recommends that students who are not Tennessee residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.