Bachelor’s in Accounting – Fairmont State University

The accounting curriculum has been designed to offer an integrated educational experience in the sub-disciplines of financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, information systems, and auditing. The accounting degree provides students with traditional technical accounting skills, as well as expanded skills in analytical reasoning, problem solving, use of technology, and oral and written communication. Students are prepared to succeed in careers with public accounting firms, corporations, and non-profit organizations.

Graduates are prepared for careers in public, industrial, and governmental accounting in positions.  Accounting majors become general accountants, account managers, staff accountants in public accounting, internal auditors, industrial accountants, financial analysts and Internal Revenue agents.

Graduates with a Bachelor’s in Accounting will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a foundation of business knowledge, team dynamics, and technical skills that supports and facilitates lifelong professional development.

  • Use critical thinking and creative and logical analysis skills, strategies and techniques to solve complex business and accounting problems.

  • Use clear and concise communication (oral, written, and electronic) to convey relevant financial and non-financial information to target audiences so that decision makers can formulate informed decisions and take action.

  • Identify ethical issues associated with business situations and apply appropriate principles of ethics and civic responsibility.

  • Demonstrate general knowledge of accounting and apply relevant nation and international accounting principles and standards to specific business activities and workplace situations.

  • Use technology to facilitate and enhance accounting and financial research and reporting.


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