College of Business and Economics

Majors and Concentrations

The mission of the Department of Accounting and Finance is to produce leaders who increase the competitiveness of their organizations through effective analysis and communication of financial information. We will achieve this mission through innovative instruction and relevant practical scholarship in a diverse and inclusive, student-focused environment.

To meet its mission, the Department of Accounting and Finance offers two undergraduate degrees, the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and the Bachelor of Science in Finance. For many years, these degrees have led to professional certification and career success for many aspiring accounting and finance professionals. The Department also offers an Accounting concentration within the M.B.A. degree. This degree provides an ideal choice for students seeking an advanced degree with an accounting emphasis or desiring to obtain the 150 semester hours of course work required to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). For more information on these programs, please contact Dr. Lisa Owens-Jackson, Chair, at 336-334-7581 or