Our Accounting program equips students with a strong foundation in accounting and business, plus the 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.
Candice Holcomb, '16
GraduateCandice 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.
Jesse Proctor, '15
GraduateJesse wrapped up his B.S. in accounting at Tech in 2015, but he's not done yet.
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.
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.
- Vice President of Operations
- Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
- Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
- Partner at a CPA firm
Want to be an accountant?We checked in with WVU Tech's resident accounting expert, Candice Holcomb, to see how best to prepare for this field.
Things you'll learn
It's more than numbers
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.