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Daytime Degree Programs: Accounting at University of Mount Olive

Program Description

Accountancy is the process of communicating financial information about a business entity to users such as shareholders and managers. It is a branch of mathematical science that is useful in discovering the causes of success and failure in business. Accounting has been defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as "the art of recording, classifying, and summarizing in a significant manner and in terms of money, transactions and events which are, in part at least, of financial character, and interpreting the results thereof."

As an Accounting major, some of the topics you will study include:

  • Taxes and Auditing

  • Cost Accounting

  • Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting

  • Business Communication, Law, Policy and Strategy

  • International Business

  • Fundamentals of CIS

  • Micro Economics

  • Corporation Finance

  • Human Capital Management

  • Fundamentals of Management and Marketing

A few career possibilities for Accounting majors include:

  • Controller

  • Cost Accountant

  • Accountant

  • Software Developer

  • Financial Analyst or Planner

  • Internal Revenue Agent

  • Investment Banker

  • Treasurer

  • Underwriter

  • Tax Accountant

Useful Resources

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