Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
What is the study of Accounting?
Accounting is an important tool used by managers of organizations to plan, control and report financial activity. A thorough knowledge of Accounting is necessary to understand the operation and financial condition of any business, non-profit organization or governmental agency. In addition, the Accounting curriculum provides a foundation for students who plan to take examinations to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Why Should I Consider this Major?
The Accounting major offers a broad program of accounting courses, which coupled with required and elective courses in Economics and Business Administration, provides the graduate with a sound foundation for an accounting career or post-graduate studies. The Accounting graduate can expect to find employment in a number of areas including private business, public accounting, not-for-profit organizations or governmental units. Typical work may include areas such as cost analysis, taxation, auditing, accounting systems, taxation or cash management.
“Western’s accounting program boasts many features that set it amongst some of the region’s most distinguished curriculums. Though, where its resources and reputation help it rival other programs, the caliber and accessibility of its faculty make it truly exceptional. Their interest in the success of their students goes beyond just meeting department expectations or furthering the legacy of the institution. Accounting professors and administrators alike have a demonstrated interest in helping students, as individuals, fulfill their own aspirations. This genuine care and availability liken Western’s accounting program more to a community than an assembly line.”
- Andrew Kangiser, Student
- Certified Public Accountant
- Revenue Agent
- Fraud Examiner
- Cost Analyst
- Estate Planner
- FBI Agent