Today’s economy can change at a moment’s notice. Lindenwood University-Belleville offers you the knowledge to make educated decisions in the business world. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting, you’ll gain the skills and experience needed to succeed in this growing career field.
About Accounting at Lindenwood University-Belleville
Lindenwood University-Belleville’s Bachelor of Arts in accounting is a broad-based program designed to equip you for a future in private industry or prepare you to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. When you choose to major in accounting, you’ll learn key theoretical concepts as well as real-world applications of accounting from professors with years of professional and academic experience.
Each of Lindenwood University-Belleville’s full-time accounting faculty has the highest degree in their field, along with significant first-hand experience in the business world. Small class sizes ensure that you get personalized guidance from knowledgeable professors dedicated to helping you succeed.
Earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting at Lindenwood University-Belleville
Accounting majors take courses on income tax, cost accounting, and auditing and may select elective courses like corporate income tax, governmental and non-profit accounting, and international accounting.
As an accounting major, you will be encouraged to complete an internship, which gives you the opportunity to work directly with professionals in your field of choice. Internships can provide important networking and resume-building opportunities, with the potential for job offers upon graduation.
If you wish to become a CPA, you must complete 150 college credit hours to meet the Uniform CPA exam qualifications. If you wish to pursue the CPA exam, you should meet with a faculty advisor to discuss your plans. You can also satisfy the 150-hour requirement by adding an additional year to your undergraduate coursework through the Master of Accountancy graduate degree.
Earning a Minor in Accounting
If you’ve chosen to pursue a degree in a different major, such as business administration or math, a minor in accounting could help to complement the concepts you’ll be learning in other classes. By definition, a minor is simply a secondary academic subject to add to your knowledge, whether it is professional or personal interest.
A minor in accounting requires 27 credit hours and includes areas of study such as financial accounting, managerial accounting, microeconomics, and statistics.
Earning an MBA
Students pursuing an MBA in Belleville will have the MBA with a management emphasis available to them. This degree can be pursued totally online or at the Belleville campus using a combination of online, campus and distance learning course delivery.
What to do with an Accounting Degree
Career paths in accounting are increasing in number and complexity due to changing financial laws and greater scrutiny of company finances. Most recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that accounting careers are growing at 11 percent through 2024, which exceeds the national average. The median salary for accountants and auditors is $65,940 per year.
Accounting majors find employment as CPAs, auditors, state and federal government accountants and auditors, corporate accountants, small business accountants, forensic accountants, and many more.
Contact the Lindenwood University-Belleville Division of Business and Entrepreneurship
For more information about the accounting program at Lindenwood University-Belleville, contact the Division of Business and Entrepreneurship at (618) 239-6192.