What is Accounting?
Accounting is the language of business that defines transactions so that they can be used to describe business activities in a commonly understood format. Learn the language, and you can communicate and understand the financial operations of any and all types of organizations.
Opportunities in Accounting
Areas: Auditing, Cost Accounting, Information Systems, Tax Planning/Compliance
Employers: Public Accounting Firms, Government Agencies, Banks/Financial Institutions Nonprofit Organizations, Healthcare Industry, Service/Manufacturing Companies, Consulting Practices
BS in Accounting
The bachelor of accounting is a 120-hour program with several learning objectives for students:
- Technical competence in financial accounting, taxation, and auditing
- Show proficiency in accounting technologies
- Demonstrate research skills
- Create well-written documents on accounting topics
- Deliver an effective oral presentation on an accounting topic
- Defend proposed solutions to accounting problems
- Work effectively in a team environment to generate an acceptable solution to an accounting problem
- Work productively and professionally with co-workers and supervisors to accomplish job tasks
Students majoring in accounting may transfer accounting course credits only from schools accredited by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). No more than 12 credit hours in accounting may be transferred. Additionally, students are required to have a minimum cumulative gpa of 3.0 and the completion of 30 credit hours to be admitted into the program.
Scholarships & Internships
Scholarships and internships are available to students, and the LSU Honors College provides the opportunity for exceptional students to earn the upper-division honors distinction along with the bachelor's in accounting.