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.
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
Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Program Concentrations
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.Professional Accountancy and Exam Preparation Concentration
This concentration prepares you for and exposes you to the diverse careers available to finance professionals in tax service.Taxation Concentration
Managerial accounting prepares students for the workforce by providing a strong foundation in the principles of accounting, as well as the skills and knowledge necessary to perform effectively in managerial accounting roles.Managerial Accounting Concentration
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 Auditor
- Public, Management or Government Accountant
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.
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.
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.
Programs Related to the Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
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