ACCOUNTING - MAJOR AND MINOR
VSB’s Accounting programs are designed to prepare you for careers with accounting firms, corporations (public and private), governmental organizations, and other professional groups. An undergraduate degree in Accounting from VSB will provide you with a solid foundation in accounting principles, an understanding of the critical tools, and the ability to communicate with executives and handle complex tasks. With nearly 100% of Accounting majors finding full-time placement by graduation, VSB Accounting students are prepared and well-positioned for a rewarding career in accounting, finance and elsewhere.
A minor in Accounting will supplement almost any business degree. Many students pair an accounting minor in Finance and Management Information Systems as jobs in these fields engage with accounting routinely.
Earning a Major
You must complete the core curriculum and the business curriculum, along with all four required Accounting courses plus two elective courses.
Earning a Minor
You must complete the core curriculum and the business curriculum plus your major requirements, along with two of the required Accounting courses (noted by *) plus one elective course.
Note: ACC 2360 and ACC 2430 may count as an elective for your minor.
Preparing for the CPA
The requirements for becoming a certified public accountant (CPA) differ by state but most include completing 150 credit hours in an accounting program at a college/university, passing the Uniform CPA Exam and obtaining a specific amount of professional work experience. Today, most professional accounting firms require the 150 credit hours prior to employment. Some students fulfill the 150 credit hours by taking an overload as undergraduates during the fall and spring semesters and/or by taking summer classes. Others pursue a combined undergraduate and graduate degree to meet the 150 credit hours by earning a major in Accounting along with a Master of Accounting in Data Analytics over the course of four, four and a half, or five years. Additionally, you can view professional licensure disclosures provided by the university which goes into further detail regarding this preparation.
In addition to the core curriculum and business curriculum, students interested in majoring in accounting must take the courses listed below along with two electives.
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The Clay Center offers comprehensive information to help you know what is needed to pursue your degree at VSB.
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