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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

A love of and affinity for numbers — combined with a desire to support the overall financial health of a corporation, nonprofit organization or government agency — are ideal qualities for a career in accounting.

Considered one of the most progressive and dynamic in the U.S., Pfeiffer's accounting program is designed so students master the field's practical and theoretical applications of generally accepted accounting principles and international accounting standards.

Upon completion of the program, you will meet North Carolina state requirements to sit for the uniform CPA exam and those for similar certifications, including the certified fraud examination (CFE).

Main Campus: Historical Misenheimer

The undergraduate accounting program, in the division of business, is available at Pfeiffer's Misenheimer campus. Get involved — join the Student Accounting Society to get connected to volunteer, internship and employment opportunities — and network with alumni and others who work in the accounting field.

Curriculum

The accounting program curriculum requires a minimum of 63 semester hours.

Accounting Degree Requirements for Accounting Majors

Core Courses

  • ACCT 201     Introduction: Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 202     Introduction: Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 301     Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 310     Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 315     International Acct. & Globalization
  • ACCT 323     Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 324     Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 330     Financial Information Analysis
  • ACCT 331     Taxation I
  • ACCT 332     Taxation II
  • ACCT 333     Advanced Accounting
  • ACCT 436     Internal Controls & Corp. Govern
  • ACCT 504     Auditing & the Acct. Profession
  • BMAL 241    Marketing
  • BMAL 251    Business Law I
  • BMAL 261    Principles of Management, or
  • BMAL 201    Principles of Business
  • BMAL 301    Ethics in Business, or
  • PHIL XXX     (An Ethics elective from PHIL)
  • BMAL 311    Business Statistics
  • BMAL 351    Business Law II
  • ECON 222    Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 220    College Algebra

 Financial Fraud Concentration (15 SH)

  • ACCT 337     Forensic Accounting
  • CRIM 202     Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRIM 205     Introduction to Criminology
  • COMP 345    Business Analytics
  • FFFE 425     White Collar Crime Investigations

Test times for accounting courses, which may be outside of normal class hours, are arranged after classes begin. Students are encouraged to take the designated labs with their accounting courses.

Curriculum for the Accounting Minor (21 SH)

Core Courses

Student must have a major in any discipline plus the following:

  • ACCT 201     Introduction: Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 202     Introduction: Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 301     Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 310     Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 323     Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 324     Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 436     Internal Controls & Corporate Governance

See the academic catalog for course descriptions.

Practical Experience

Practical experience is within your reach. Connect with an accounting faculty member to learn more about these career-enhancing volunteer opportunities:

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

The VITA program is sponsored by the IRS and offers free income tax assistance for households with incomes of $50,000 or less. (All volunteers must be IRS certified in certain levels of income tax preparation prior to participation.) Specifically, volunteers help participants complete their income taxes, file them and provide them with an estimated arrival date (if a refund is expected).

Cost Project with the Small Business Center

This project provides an opportunity for the cost accounting class to work directly with clients from the Small Business Center in Albemarle, NC. Students gain invaluable, real-world experience that most students only get after graduation. In turn, the client has an opportunity to form a partnership with a knowledgeable group of students and learn about financial aspects of investing in a small business. Over the course of the project, the class meets with the client and creates a business plan and financial forecasts to help the client decide if s/he should start their own business.

Tuition & Fees

Click here for current tuition and fees. Contact an admissions advisor about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Careers

Are you a numbers person? Would you enjoy helping a business measure and manage finances or work with complex tax codes? With an accounting degree, you possess the knowledge and skills to succeed in the 21st-century workplace. Whether you pursue a career in public or corporate accounting, Pfeiffer’s curriculum and hands-on opportunities prepares you to master accounting regulations and the overall business environment.

Ready to get started? Apply now.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Have questions? Just ask!
Admissions Office
(800) 338-2060
(704) 463-3060
admissions@pfeiffer.edu