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The emphasis in Accounting focuses on preparing students to understand "the language of business." Our students are employed by top CPA firms in WV & throughout the country.  They work in the area of audit, fraud detection, payroll reporting, financial reporting to the government & shareholders as well as bookkeeping, cost accounting, & taxation.  CU has a unique articulation agreement with West Virginia University, in which a graduating accounting student who has a GPA of 3.5 or better in Accounting courses and a 3.3 overall can be immediately accepted into their Masters of Professional Accountancy program & the requirement of the GMAT is waived.
What Can You Do With The Accounting Emphasis
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accounting occupations is projected to grow 10% from 2016-2026 with median salaries roughly $68,150 per year.
Accounting Emphasis Learning Objectives

In addition to the overall Assurance of Learning Goals for the Business Administration Program, the accounting emphasis identifies the following learning objectives:

Knowledge of auditing

Explain the purpose financial statement audits.

ACCT 206 (I)

ACCT 401 (M)

Comprehensive understanding of preparing financial statements

Demonstrate, through the completion of a practice set, mastery of the accounting cycle and preparation of financial statements.

ACCT 205 (I)

ACCT 305 (M)
Mastery of depreciation methods

Compute depreciation using straight-line, sum-of-the-year’s digits, double declining balance and units of production & amortize intangible assets.

ACCT 205 (I)

ACCT 306 (M)
Knowledge of accounting information systems

Identify passive and active threats to information systems and discuss system planning, analysis and design.

ACCT 206 (I)

ACCT 415 (M)
Understanding personal income taxes

Compute income taxes due to the IRS for personal taxes and demonstrate an understanding of basic tax terminology and procedure.

ACCT 205 (I)

ACCT 310 (M)
Comprehension of accounting regulations

Understand the professional liability and professional ethics of the Accounting profession.

ACCT 205 (I)

ACCT 303 (M)                                        

Introductory Level (I)      Mastery Level (M)

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Program Contact

Phone: 1-304-384-5244
Fax: 1-304-384-6236
Rahall Technology Center 203
PO Box 1000
Athens, WV 24712

What Can You Do With The Accounting?Accounting Advisor Worksheet