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Degree Awarded:  Bachelor of Science

The job market for Lake Erie College accounting graduates is a strong one. Accounting continues to be a steadily growing profession and one that creates many new job openings, even at times when the general economy is weak.

The accounting major builds on a strong general business foundation with an in-depth specialization in accounting skills and issues. Students develop critical analytical skills while gaining experience with teamwork processes and the application of information technology to accounting issues.

The major prepares students for careers in public accounting, private industry, non-profit, consulting and governmental organizations. As the "the language of business,” the accounting field is an excellent background for students interested in roles in professional accounting, financial analysis and general management – or as a self-employed accounting professional.

Optional internships enable students to integrate and apply their learning while opening the door to potential career opportunities in accounting or non-accounting areas of business. The accounting major also offers excellent preparation for further study at the graduate or professional school level. Majoring in accounting is widely regarded as excellent preparation for law school. Those students planning to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination can earn the required 150 hours of college credit through additional undergraduate course work or early admission to the Lake Erie College Master of Business Administration program.

The accounting major prepares students to think critically, interpret financial information and plan for the future in a constantly changing business environment. Students interested in the CPA examination are required to earn 150 hours of college credit. Lake Erie College offers accounting majors two options to fulfill this requirement. First, students can elect to take 22 hours of additional undergraduate coursework approved by the individual's academic advisor. Second, qualified students can apply for early admission to the Lake Erie College MBA program. If accepted, Master of Business Administration courses can be taken during the student's senior year and the program can be completed in four additional semesters.
(Program accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)

Requirements for this Major:

64 semester credits including:

Note: There may be specific credit hour requirements for Internships. Students should review requirements with their academic advisor.

and 12 credits from the following:

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