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Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics

Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics

Department Head - Dr. William Jens 


Accounting offers unlimited opportunities in business, industry, government, and public accounting. The profession requires a strong foundation in general education and business courses in addition to thorough training in accounting subjects. While each of our accounting curriculums give students all the necessary courses to take the CPA exam, the accounting curriculum with Professional Accountancy/Exam Preparation concentration offers interested students a highly organized and specialized curriculum in preparation to become a professional in the field of accountancy. This curriculum directs students to specific courses advantageous in preparation for the CPA exam as well as other accounting-related professional examinations. The accounting curriculum with a concentration in taxation offers interested students a strong preparation in many diverse areas of personal and business taxations.

CPA Exam: To be eligible to sit for the CPA examination in Louisiana, an applicant must possess, in addition to other requirements, credit for not less than 150 hours of post-secondary, or graduate, or post-graduate education. All of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting curricula fulfills the specific course requirements for sitting for this profession examination in Louisiana. 

The Finance curriculums require advanced course work in finance and provide training in the acquisition and use of funds. These curriculums prepare students for positions in banking, investment, insurance, real estate, and financial management. The Bachelor of Science in Finance with Financial Services concentration provides an organized curriculum to expose interested students to the broad range of service possibilities the finance professional provides to society.