Accounting is recognized as the "language of business" and accountants as lifelines of the business world. The Department of Accounting focuses specifically on the preparation of accounting majors for a professional career in accounting - not only in the more traditional fields of auditing, income tax, managerial accounting and not-for-profit accounting but also in newly emerging specialized fields such as fraud examination and systems analysis. A degree in accounting opens the doors to a wide variety of career opportunities that are in high demand in today’s environment many of which are described in the Department’s brochure “A Brief Guide to Career Opportunities in Accounting.” Accounting majors are recruited by regional and international accounting firms, corporations, banking and financial institutions, and the Internal Revenue Service, among others.
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The faculty members of the Department of Accounting are uniquely qualified to provide each accounting major with an education of the highest caliber. With diverse backgrounds in academia, industry, and public accounting, the faculty brings a wealth of experience and scholarly research to the Department and creates a professional atmosphere, which enhances learning. Of the nine full-time accounting faculty, six hold doctorates in accounting and seven are Certified Public Accountants.
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Department of Accounting
P.O. Box 43450
Moody Hall Rm 335
214 Hebrard Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70504
Office: (337) 482-6218
Fax: (337) 482-5906
The curriculum provides accounting majors with the basic conceptual framework of accounting, as well as offering a program consisting of a high level of specialized training necessary for a successful career as an accountant. Required courses in other business areas and courses in the arts, humanities, sciences, and communications provide students with the broad educational background needed in today's business world. Students completing the 125-hour undergraduate program are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Upon completion of an additional 25 hours of study, the student meets the educational requirement of 150 hours currently set forth by the Louisiana State Board of Certified Public Accountants to sit for the CPA Examination. In addition, UL Lafayette's accounting graduates possess the educational prerequisites to sit for the Certified Management Accounting Exam (CMA) and the Certified Internal Auditor Exam (CIA).
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Membership provides accounting majors an opportunity for professional growth and helps them develop the leadership and accounting skills necessary for a successful career in professional accounting. Members are encouraged to become involved not only with professional accounting activities, but also with all facets of campus and community life.
• Beta Alpha Psi - Kappa Theta Chapter
• Institute of Management Accountants Student Chapter
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• State Boards of CPAs of Louisiana
• National Association of State Boards