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.
- Certified Public Accountant
- Revenue Agent
- Fraud Examiner
- Cost Analyst
- Estate Planner
- FBI Agent