The accounting curriculum is designed to prepare students for positions and careers in public, private, and governmental accounting. The study of accounting provides the business student with the best possible credentials to serve the needs of today's world of commerce. Students completing this concentration are prepared in the foundations of the profession and can build upon the course requirements for graduate study in business, accounting, or law.
This area of study provides the accounting student with the primary courses for qualification as a candidate to sit for the Certified Public Accountants Examination for the State of Louisiana. As of January 1, 1997, all candidates for this examination must have earned additional credit hours beyond those required by this program. These additional requirements are prescribed by the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants (LSCPA), and the student interested in public certification should be guided by those directives. The courses offered in this area of study satisfy the basic requirements of the LSCPA.