Welcome to The Department of Accounting and Finance

The Department of Accounting and Finance is a multidisciplinary department with programs that lead to a B.B.A. degree in Accounting and a B.B.A. degree in Finance.

The programs of the Department are designed to give the student the basic knowledge, skills, and values that build upon the foundation provided by the University Core Curriculum and are required for professional careers in business and not-for-profit organizations. Each program stresses critical thinking skills, cooperative learning, oral and written communication abilities, and the application of knowledge to solve business problems. Undergraduate students are able to gain relevant work experience in their major through the VSU Co-op Program and independent internships.

The courses in the undergraduate accounting program:

(1) provide an understanding of the importance of accounting systems and financial disclosures for profit-seeking entities and not-for-profit organizations; (2) teach students how to acquire, process, and (3) provide rigorous preparation for accounting careers in industry, information analysis; government, and public practice.

The courses in the undergraduate finance program:

(1) provide an understanding of the importance of financial information and decision making for businesses, government, investors, and creditors; (2) teach students how to acquire, process, and analyze information; (3) provide rigorous training for finance careers in industry, financial institutions, and government.