Accounting Overview

In today's marketplace, business and industry, government and not-for-profit organizations need high-quality and near to "real time" financial information to compete in local, national, and global markets.

The accountant is a key person who can provide management with this critical information. No organization can function effectively without accounting. Our Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting that you can earn in 2.5 years provides students with an in-depth understanding of accounting principles. Accounting graduates are prepared to pursue careers in public accounting, business or government.

For more information about this program and its outcomes, please see the program description in the University Catalog. Accounting Program Description

What You Can Learn in Accounting

  • Standard practices of the accounting profession
  • Preparation of Financial statements: GAAP and IFRS accounting methodologies
  • The role of technology in the accounting profession
  • Integration of accounting systems and financial reporting
  • Preparation of personal, corporate, and not-for-profit tax returns
  • Governmental accounting
  • Fraud detections and deterrence and accounting computer forensics
  • Effective oral and written business communication skills
  • Detailed implementation of ethical standards as required by accounting and business management professionals
  • Application of accounting and management theory and practice in decision making, business strategy, and technical solutions relating to management
  • Critical thinking and financial analysis of business factors including accounting, operations management, technology, and globalization
  • An understanding of global and technological accounting and business processes and management leadership
  • Two required externships during the students' course of studies in ECPI's Accounting program field help provide "real world" workplace experience.

Where You Can Go in Accounting

With ECPI's Accounting program field, graduates are prepared for entry-level positions, including staff accountant, budget analyst, auditor, tax accountant, and the rising specialty of forensic accounting, in fields such as:

  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Non-Profit
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Banking
  • Services
  • Information Systems
  • Government