Why Study Accounting?

In business and society, accountants make a difference. They prepare and review the financial information relied upon by investors, lenders, businesses and other organizations throughout the world. Accountants also provide expert advice on taxes, financial planning, information systems and a wealth of other business matters.


A degree in accounting provides students with a highly valuable, versatile, and in-demand skill set and demonstrates fluency in the language of business.

The accounting field offers a wide array of career options from auditing, tax accounting and cost accounting to managerial accounting with several professional certifications for each. There are also opportunities in public accounting, government agencies or corporations, in addition to entrepreneurship.

Get more information about careers in accounting at the Career Center.


Towson University is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)for both its business administration and accounting programs. This dual accreditation is the highest achievement a business school can receive and is held by less than 1% of institutions worldwide. It demonstrates that the program meets rigorous standards for quality and is dedicated to continuous improvement.

Learn more about AACSB Accreditation.

Our accounting programs emphasizes high-quality academics and applied learning. Instructors teach students how to apply what’s learned in the classroom to real-world situations through case studies, volunteer opportunities and internships. All students must complete at least one professional internship in order to graduate.

Students benefit from:

  • multiple networking and career development opportunities including the annual Accounting Open House;
  • active and nationally recognized student organizations, including Beta Alpha Psi, National Association of Black Accountants, and TU Society of Accountancy; and
  • an experienced, diverse faculty with experience in both academia and industry.