Why Accounting?

Accounting degrees open a world of possibilities in the job market. Every business, whether large or small, needs accountants to summarize the company’s operations and to communicate this information to decision makers. Some graduates choose to become Certified Public Accountants so that they may start their own firm, while others pursue further training by attending a graduate program. The first step to all these options can be an Accounting B.B.A. at SAU.

What can I expect as an accounting major at SAU?

In the first two years, students will take a broad range of classes both in the College of Business and across campus. General education courses and lower level business courses such as Economics and Principles of Accounting will prepare students for the more advanced upper level classes. During this time, students will be assigned a member of the accounting faculty as an advisor to help with class scheduling, professional mentoring, and career placement.

The upper level courses – such as Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing – focus on developing financial accounting knowledge and skills. Managerial Accounting presents topics in cost accounting and cost management. Finally, elective courses and internships offer opportunities for specialized learning in particular areas of accounting such as government, financial, and tax accounting.

What can I do with my SAU accounting degree?

The SAU College of Business has a strong record of job placement for graduates in all fields, and accounting majors are no exception. SAU alumni currently work at prestigious firms such as KPMG; Murphy Oil; and Evers, Cox and Gober as well as various local and state government agencies. In addition, all SAU accounting courses count towards the CPA certification requirements. This allows graduates to be eligible for the certification exam by only completing an additional 26 hours of coursework.