Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Business: Accounting

If you’re interested in helping organizations determine what their true financial picture is, a career in accounting is for you. More than just number crunching, accounting will put you in a position to help a business or government understand the impact of financial decisions as well as whether a business has priced a product in a way that appeals to the marketplace and makes a profit. 

Why AU? 

  • Small class sizes with one-on-one access to professors and instructors 
  • Accounting practices that take into consideration the moral and ethical teachings of Christ
  • Internship placement assistance 
  • High demand for AU accounting program graduates from industry leaders and graduate school programs

Career Outlook 

Because your study of accounting includes eight courses that cover everything you need to know to pass the Certified Public Accounting exam, you’ll be in prime position to progress professionally as a CPA. Classes cover auditing, finance, tax accounting, and managerial accounting. In fact, 100 percent of AU graduates who have attempted the CPA test, have passed. 

When you graduate from the accounting program you’ll be able to walk through the door of any organization and be able to handle most of its accounting needs. AU accounting graduates are able to build a complete financial picture of the organization from the day they start. As an accounting major, you’ll be equipped for positions such as these*: 

  • Auditor: $70,500
  • Financial Analyst: $85,660
  • Cost Estimator: $64,040
  • Personal Financial Advisor: $90,460
  • Financial Manager: $127,990

 (*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

If graduate school is your goal, accounting at Anderson offers you an advantage in further study: you'll be prepared for an MBA at AU. Programs at other major universities, such as Clemson, the University of South Carolina and Wake Forest also regularly come to AU to recruit students. You'll be ready for graduate programs in accounting, data analysis, supply chain management and finance.