Accounting & Finance


Bachelor of Business in Accountancy

The Department of Accounting and Finance provides a student-centered environment that promotes academic excellence, professional and personal growth, a spirit of collegiality, and ethical and professional conduct.

The 120 s.h. Bachelor of Business in Accountancy provides an emphasis on Management Accounting and preparation for:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

The Accountancy major is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Special Opportunities in Accounting

Successful Western alumni and other practitioners often visit campus to discuss their own experiences and available career opportunities. Internships with a wide variety of businesses, accounting firms, and nonprofit organizations are available to interested students. Through the on-campus career fairs, students learn about the diverse job and internship opportunities open to Accountancy majors.

International travel and study, programs are available to those who would like to acquire valuable cross-cultural experience and/or language skills. Students can go abroad for a semester or participate in short-term programs ranging from two to six weeks. These experiences will make the individual more valuable to employers-a definite benefit in career advancement.