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Accounting

Accounting

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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Students can select from a number of tracks that provide backgrounds in accounting, business or fraud examination.

Our accounting program equips students with a strong foundation in accounting and business, plus technical skills that enable them to be competitive in the modern job market. 

We offer small classes and a unique curriculum with a focus on practical field experience. Students can select from a number of tracks that provide backgrounds in accounting, business or fraud examination.

Our students also have opportunities to gain practical experience in public or private sectors (including at CPA firms) through internships. That real-world experience is one of the reasons our grads are so attractive to employers.

Students who enjoy working with numbers, have good analytical skills and like working with people tend to excel in the accounting profession. 

Profile


Candice Holcomb

Candice 
Holcomb, '16

Graduate

Candice earned her business management degree at Tech in 2012, but found her real passion in accounting. The native of Clay County, West Virginia was an active member of a number of student organizations, including Accounting Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT). She also earned real-world experience as an intern in the WVU Tech Business Office. 

She wrapped up her accounting degree in 2016 and now works as an Accounting Assistant at WVU Tech, where she helps students with their accounts and works directly with WVU Tech's CFO on campus-wide projects.
WVU Tech accounting graduate, Jesse Proctor

Jesse 
Proctor, '15

Graduate

Jesse wrapped up his B.S. in accounting at Tech in 2015, but he's not done yet. Now, he's working toward his master's in industrial and labor relations at Cornell University while participating in an internship at Ingersoll-Rand.

Jesse hopes to use his degrees in a human resources role. His current areas of interest are in executive compensation and labor relations. 

His dream job? To help businesses make strategic decisions that maximize the mutual benefit of employment for both employees and employers.  

Career Profile

Our graduates are prepared to pursue graduate work or professional certifications like the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Enrolled Agent (EA). 

Graduates are also qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Exam. However, to get the CPA certification, they need additional 30 undergraduate/graduate credit hours. 

Careers

Our graduates have landed a wide range of positions in government and the private sector, including:
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Controller
  • Partner at a CPA firm

Things you'll learn

It's more than numbers


Accounting Systems 

Learn about data processing fundamentals and information systems analysis, design and implementation. It's all about how accounting data is stored and analyzed, plus a look at the computer hardware and software that makes it all work.

Advanced Cost Management

You'll study advanced cost management concepts and techniques with an emphasis on cost measurement systems and the evaluation and management of performance.

Law for the C.P.A.

A survey of the commercial and regulatory laws accountants should know in order to exercise good judgment, practice their profession skillfully and understand their professional responsibility.

View a sample degree schedule or explore more course options in the catalog.

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