Program Highlights

Why Become an Accounting Major at McNeese?

If you can understand and analyze numbers from an accounting standpoint, you can work in almost any business or industry. Accountants play an important role in improving operations, reducing costs, enhancing revenues and increasing profits.

Our department offers a well-rounded academic experience, with a solid foundation of knowledge in general education, business, finance and accounting, as well as coursework in specialty accounting fields such as managerial, financial, tax and audit.

Advanced Certification

Graduate prepared to work in local industry through the College of Business’ special certification in Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Business.

At a Glance

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)

Availability: in person

Program overview

Explore More for Accounting Majors

Here are just a few more reasons to make McNeese your first choice for an accounting degree:

Scholarships and Financial Aid:

The College of Business has a number of scholarships available to accounting majors, including the Ben Terrell Memorial, E.C. Schindler Memorial and Lake Charles Society of LA CPA scholarships.

Experienced Faculty:

From CPAs to practicing tax attorneys, faculty share their passion and expertise with undergraduate students and create additional learning and networking opportunities outside of the classroom.

Applied Learning:

Gain practical experience with public accounting or business firms in the Lake Area. Or, complete an internship closer to home over the summer. Internships provide valuable work experience that helps you qualify for professional certification.

Excellence With a Personal Touch:

Thanks to small class sizes with low student-to-faculty ratios, McNeese faculty can provide personalized academic and career advising. Accounting majors also benefit from a number of on campus student support centers, including the Career and Student Development Center, the Mathlab Tutoring Center and the Write to Excellence Center.

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Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Program Concentrations

Professional Accountancy and Exam Preparation

If you're interested in the specialized field of accountancy, this concentration provides specific courses that help you prepare for the CPA exam and other accounting-related professional exams. Certification can help you rise above the competition for jobs.

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Taxation

This concentration exposes you to the diverse possibilities of careers as a finance professional in tax service.

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Careers and Opportunities

What Can You Do With an Accounting Degree?

With skills in accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and audit services, you can work for professional accounting firms or accounting departments within industry, business or government. Some accountants specialize in assurance services or risk management, while others specialize in industries such as health care.

Graduate Schools or Programs

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Accounting

Potential Job Titles or Employers

  • Business Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant(CPA)
  • Financial Planner
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Internal, External or Information Technology Auditors
  • Public, Management or Government Accountant

SEED Center

McNeese is the home of the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development (SEED) Center, which works to encourage economic and small business development in Southwest Louisiana. Every spring, the Center hosts the Undergraduate Scholar and Research Symposium, which offers students the opportunity to conduct research projects under the supervision of faculty mentors.

Community Service

Accounting majors have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in their field and give back through community service through McNeese’s partnership with United Way of Southwest Louisiana. Through the VITA program, McNeese accounting majors work to provide free tax preparation assistance to low income families and senior citizens.

Community Connections

McNeese’s College of Business regularly hosts career development events on campus to connect students with local employers. With a Career and Internship Fair and an Internship Soiree held every semester, accounting students have ample opportunities to connect and network with firms and businesses in SWLA and beyond.

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Programs Related to the Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

Not sure if the accounting bachelor’s degree program is right for you? Check out these other undergraduate degree programs at McNeese, and talk about your options with a recruiter.

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Program Contact

Dr. William Jens - Department Head
337-475-5522