Overview & Academics

North Carolina Wesleyan University’s Accounting major is designed for those interested in public and private accounting careers. Students master accounting and business principles through individualized instruction, one-on-one help sessions, and group-learning activities. At the same time, the added benefit of North Carolina Wesleyan University’s liberal arts foundation—emphasizing reading, writing, and critical thinking. 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
ACC 201, 310, 311, 312, 315, 316, 320, 410, 411, 482
BUS 206, 207, 307
ECO 211, 212
ENG 304
MAT 213
MKT 205

Minor Requirements
ACC 201, 202, 311, 315, 316, 410 or 411.

Accounting Faculty

Dr. Wendy Achilles
Associate Professor of Accounting
Ph.D.,Virginia Commonwealth University

Ms. Monica Phillis
Visiting Instructor of Accounting
M.S., Keller University