From the Department Head

Looking for an education that will prepare you for a vast array of high-paying, recession-proof careers? You’ve come to the right place. The Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics offers undergraduate and graduate programs that will prepare you to be tomorrow’s business leader.

For those interested in accounting, we offer a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree with a major in accounting and a Master of Accountancy (M.Ac.). 

B.S.B.A. students are prepared for careers in corporate and small-business accounting, tax-return preparation, banking and financial services, cost analysis, management, internal audit, credit and collection and for graduate study in accounting, business, law and other areas. M.Ac. students are prepared for careers in public and government accounting as well as those stated previously.

For those interested in finance, we offer classes that prepare students for such careers as retail bank managers, loan officers, credit and collection, and other financial service careers. Students interested in financial planning can take classes that qualify them to sit for the Certified Financial Planner® Certification Exam and prepare them for careers in financial planning, stock brokerage, insurance and other financial services. 

Both the accounting and finance major are suitable preparation for graduate studies in finance, business, accounting, law, and other areas. 

What do Mick Jagger, John Elway and former President George Bush have in common? Each studied economics as their undergraduate major. For those interested in economics, we offer an 18-hour minor open to any WCU student. The study of economics is excellent preparation for careers in banking, economic analysis, regional development, business economics, governmental economics, consulting, and graduate study in economics, accounting, business, law, finance and many other areas.

To learn more about our programs, faculty, careers and your choices, call or visit us today!


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