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, Corporate Accounting, Government Accounting, Information Systems, Tax Planning/Compliance, Assurance and Tax
Employers: Public Accounting Firms, Government Agencies, Banks/Financial Institutions, Energy Companies, Healthcare Industry, Manufacturing Companies, Consulting Practices, Service Companies
Professions: Tax Professional, External Auditor, Financial Accountant, Financial Manager, Budget Director, Internal Auditor, Investment Stategist, Entrepreneur
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
Eligibility for CPA Exam
The Department of Accounting offers both bachelor's (120 hours) and master's (30 hours) degrees, allowing students to earn a graduate degree while completing the required 150 hours to be eligible to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
LSU Honors College
LSU Honors College provides the opportunity for exceptional students to earn the upper-division honors distinction along with the bachelor's in accounting.