College of Business

Accounting Program

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The Accounting Program develops and delivers a curriculum for the undergraduate degree in business administration with an accounting option. Students who seek a degree in accounting will follow the BADM-ACCT curriculum.

Accounting is key to the success of any business. Students who pursue an accounting option are trained and equipped to succeed in the accounting profession. One of the best ways to fast-track any career in accounting–whether public, private, or governmental accounting, is to study for and pass the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Obtaining the CPA certification is the Gold Standard in the accounting profession and is recognized globally for excellence in accounting.

Accounting Resources

Students are encouraged to participate in the Accounting Society student club and our Delta Zeta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), a national accounting honors organization. These organizations regularly bring in executive-level speakers who are interested in recruiting accounting students.

For students not pursuing the accounting option but who may desire some additional skills and knowledge in accounting, the college also offers a minor in Accounting.

Business Advising

Program planning for the accounting degree and Professional Accounting Certificate (PAC) require some attention to detail and a systematic approach. Accounting students should meet with Kristina Brown, the Accounting and PAC advisor to plan out classes and prepare for the CPA exam process - including when and how to sign up and how to study. She has information on internships, Accounting Society and Beta Alpha Psi meetings, career guidance, and much more.

Schedule your meeting with Kristina by emailing or calling 530-898-4480.

Saurav Dutta 
Accounting Program Director

Kristina Brown, Accounting and PAC advisor

Kristina Brown
Accounting Advisor
Glenn Hall 321

Student Organizations

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