Accounting


Overview & Academics

North Carolina Wesleyan University’s Accounting major is designed for those interested in public and private accounting careers. Master accounting and business principles through individualized instruction, one-on-one help sessions and group learning activities. The accounting program combines the broad liberal arts curriculum with emphasis on critical thinking skills and specialized knowledge to fully prepare students for careers with CPA firms, large corporations, government and not-for-profit agencies.

This means that students get both a broad education and the specialized knowledge that employers find especially attractive.

Career Options

  • Public Accounting (CPA): Public accounting firms provide auditing, tax, accounting, and consulting services to businesses and individuals.
  • Private Industry Accounting: In private industry accounting, you work for one company and gain in-depth knowledge and experience in the accounting for that company. You prepare the financial information necessary to help management plan and control company activities.
  • Government & Non-Profit Accounting: The goal of the accounting department in a typical government agency is to function within the budgetary constraints mandated by the legislature. Government accountants also monitor the appropriation of funds and awarding of contracts to private agencies that must follow governmental regulations.
  • Financial Services

Major Requirements

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Personal Income Tax
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Accounting Topics
  • Senior Seminar
  • Principles of Management
  • Legal Environment
  • Finance
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Economics II
  • Business Communications
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Principles of Marketing

Minor Requirements

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Personal Income Tax
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Accounting Topics

Accounting Faculty