Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting

Clayton State University
Degree Level Bachelors
Total Credit Hours 120

Program Description

The accounting program in the College of Business at Clayton State University attracts south metro Atlanta's top students. Considered the language of business, an accounting education prepares students for a career of endless opportunity. Clayton State accounting students study under the tutelage of top faculty and are encouraged to consider the many elective courses available to accounting majors, including Forensic Accounting, Government and Non-Profit Accounting, Taxation of Business Entities, Advanced Managerial Cost Accounting, and Advanced Financial Accounting. Students are also able to participate (for academic credit, as an elective) in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which allows junior and senior level students the opportunity to work as tax accountants for members of the surrounding community. Clayton State's VITA program is the longest running at any university or college in Georgia.

Accounting program graduates may pursue a career in the private or government sector, specifically holding positions such as corporate accountant, auditor, treasurer, tax manager, financial analyst, controller, chief executive officer (CEO), partner in a CPA firm, entrepreneur, or business owner. Additionally, a degree in accounting provides students with an opportunity to earn professional recognition through certification and designation to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

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Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business