Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting provides students with a high-quality graduate and undergraduate accounting education, built on a comprehensive foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. Students gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in business and society.

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Accredited Programs

The Department of Accounting offers one of the only three accounting programs among Maryland's public universities accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Dual accreditation in both business and accounting is held by only one in every four universities with AACSB accreditation.

CPA-Ready Graduates

We provide students with learning experiences through a combination of scholarly activities and partnerships with the accounting profession and business community. Undergraduates in our department are prepared for entry-level jobs and graduate programs in accounting. The program also prepares them for the CPA exam. Students meet with their adviser each term to discuss their progress and to get assistance in making any necessary changes to their course of study.

Career Services and Resources

Career and internship support services and events including the annual Accounting Open House help you find opportunities to launch your career. Students also can apply for a variety of scholarships offered by the university, department and regional and national organizations. 

Dedicated Faculty

We reward excellence in teaching and scholarship, promote and foster professionalism and ethical behavior among faculty and students and encourage a climate that is conducive to collegiality, civility and openness to diverse ideas and views.