Professional Accounting

Master of Professional Accounting
Program Strengths
  • The Richards College of Business is accredited by the AACSBI (only 22% of all Colleges have this accreditation).
  • The only AACSBI-accredited school in the West Georgia area at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • The Accounting BBA and MPAcc degree programs received the AACSBI accreditation in 1998 (only 7% of Accounting Programs have this accreditation).

Special Opportunities
  • The overall goals of the program are to provide students with a learning environment that enhances their ability to:
    • Communicate at a professional level in oral presentations and in writing.
    • Identify how globalization affects organizations and their environment.
    • Recognize the importance of ethical decision-making.
    • Use technology effectively.
    • Understand the principles, practices, and professional responsibilities common to the major forms of accounting and be able to apply these principles and practices in a professionally responsible manner to accounting and business processes and systems.
    • Conduct research pertinent to accounting issues and problems.

Job Opportunities
  • Auditing and assurance services; income tax planning and preparation; managerial accounting; financial statement preparation and analysis; management consulting services; and education.

Organizations
  • The Accounting Club is affiliated with the Atlanta Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), affording networking opportunities with potential employers.
  • Accounting Honor Society.
  • Accounting and finance majors are well represented in Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Business Honorary Society.

Facilities
  • Computer labs featuring the latest technology.
  • All popular software programs available on the student network.

Faculty Specialties/Interests
  • Faculty highly published in accounting and finance journals and textbooks.
  • Faculty committed to using leading edge teaching methods and course content.