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Undergraduate Catalog | 2015-2016 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2015-2016 Previous Edition

Department of Accounting

The Accounting program in the Department of Accounting provides a learning environment in which students acquire conceptual and technical knowledge in the accounting and business areas as well as other essential capabilities for a successful accounting career. The undergraduate accounting curriculum is designed to enable students to:

  1. effectively develop, measure, analyze, validate, and communicate financial and other information
  2. understand the concepts and methods of economics, finance, marketing, quantitative methods, management, and information systems
  3. develop skills, competencies and learning capacities that are essential for a broad education


The Accounting program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting. AACSB International is also the professional organization for management education.

Career Opportunities

Graduates should have an excellent foundation for careers in business, accounting and professional accounting. A student who plans to become licensed as a certified public accountant in North Carolina must complete an additional 30 semester hours of academic study beyond the undergraduate accounting education. A student can meet this requirement by completing the Master of Accountancy program (MAcc). For details on the MAcc, please see the UNC Charlotte Graduate Catalog.


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