The mission of the accounting emphasis is to equip students with relevant, foundational knowledge of business and accounting while fostering growth of critical thinking skills necessary for future professional and academic success.
The Accounting emphasis offers flexibility to students based on their area(s) of interest within accounting. Our students have enjoyed wide-ranging success in their careers including becoming practicing, licensed CPAs, certified management accountants (CMAs) serving in high-level advising/management roles, and accounting educators working to prepare the next generation of business leaders. Accounting as an area of study offers a vast array of career opportunities in such areas as audit, tax, fraud detection and forensic accounting, payroll and financial reporting, governmental accounting, cost accounting, executive level financial management, banking, business data analytics, and independent business consulting.
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. CU has also developed a relationship with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) that has allowed a number of CU students to earn CMA scholarships to attain CMA certification at no cost to the student.