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About the Accounting Degree Program

You have a head for numbers and a heart for business. The accounting degree program at Wayne State College is the program for you. Your educational experiences here will not only equip you to create and analyze financial information, but also prepare you for a career where others ask you for advice on important decisions because you will often understand the business better than anyone else. Class activities and projects promote development of what you need for success in the accounting profession, beyond technical skills in accounting, tax, and auditing. These include verbal, writing, social, and technology skills. Through the accounting degree program, Wayne State strives to build professionals of high integrity for placement in business, public accounting firms, governmental entities, or non-profit organizations. Bottom line, realize that a wide variety of accounting career opportunities exists, that accounting graduates are in high demand, and that Wayne State College is here to foster your growth as a future business professional.

Sample Program of Study

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Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A. or B.S.


Hours required:
For concentration: 48
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120


Popular pairings: Economics, Finance

Popular minors: Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems


School: Business and Technology


Department: Business and Economics


Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid for the accounting degree program.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world in the accounting degree program.

accounting degree skills learned

Skills Learned

  • Financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Understanding and generating financial reports
  • General knowledge of income tax laws
  • Familiarity with audits and assurance services
  • Business management and leadership
  • Legal and ethical standards of business
  • Principles of marketing
  • Analysis and forecasting
  • Presentation and public speaking
  • Oral and written communication
  • Computer literacy and competency
  • Organization and time management

 

Careers for accounting major

Possible Careers

  • Accountant
  • Budget analyst
  • Accounting manager
  • Financial manager
  • Accounting software advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Auditor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Controller
  • Chief financial officer

Employers for accounting majors

Employers

  • Accounting firms
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Government / federal agencies
  • Auditing companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Software / tech companies

 

Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 92% of the full-time faculty in this departmeht holding the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the accounting degree program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the accounting degree program by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

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Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service-Learning

Service-Learning

Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

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Opportunities

  • Business Competition Day – Show your leadership skills by helping to facilitate and judge this annual competition, where hundreds of students from Nebraska and Iowa high schools compete for a chance to win scholarships.
  • Executive in Residence - Meet corporate pros at this annual event and address real-world concerns, including topics such as business ethics, corporate culture, leadership, and the changing world of business.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Internships for accounting degree students

Internships

We encourage all students to complete an internship before graduating with a business administration - accounting degree from Wayne State College. You are not required to complete an internship; however, Career Services is available to help you find internship and employment opportunities if you wish to do so.

 

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