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Accounting and Information Systems


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The Accounting and Information Systems Department offers students the opportunity both to develop practical skills and acquire general knowledge of two key business areas: Accounting and technology- based Information Systems. Undergraduate students may choose to major in either area, or may opt to combine the two to produce broad knowledge of both areas. Graduate students are invited to look at the tracks available in our Master’s of Accountancy or Master’s in Information Systems.

The accounting major provides students with the theories and procedures necessary to prepare them for the many facets of the accounting profession, such as public, industrial, managerial, tax and government accounting. The information systems major helps those students interested in specializing in business-oriented, technology-based information resource systems. The accounting information systems major is for students interested in using both accounting and information skills in a single career path.

Students graduating from the department are prepared to obtain employment in a competitive job market, start a business, or continue their education in graduate and professional degree programs. Typical professions that accounting students embark upon with their undergraduate degree include: Certified Public Accountant, management accountant, financial analyst, internal auditor, government agent (FBI, IRS) and tax accountant. Career choices for an information systems major range from very technical positions in network administration or programming to more communication-oriented employment in training or help desk support. A few of the possibilities include systems analyst, network administration support, web/internet designer, computer trainer, systems designer/programmer, and technical sales. Examples of job opportunities for students majoring in accounting information systems include technology-based positions in both managerial and financial accounting, electronic auditing, computer security, systems consulting, and forensic accounting.

The College of Business is accredited by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accrediting agency for business programs worldwide. In addition, we are one of fewer than 175 programs worldwide to have separate accounting accreditation from the AACSB. Accounting is the only discipline within business for which separate accreditation is given; as such, the other business programs are not separately accredited. We work very hard to maintain the quality and continuous improvement expected from programs that have achieved AACSB accreditation.

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