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Guilford College

Guilford College
Department of Accounting
Greensboro, North Carolina
Bachelor of Science, Accounting; Bachelor of Science, Forensic Accounting

Guilford College's Department of Accounting offers two majors in Accounting for students. The first is the traditional Bachelor of Science in Accounting which is for accounting majors who wish to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in their last semester. The second choice is the Forensic Accounting degree which is for students who prefer investigative accounting and prepares students for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam in their last semester as undergraduates. At Guilford College Experiential Education - a philosophy and methodology in which educators purposefully engage their students in direct experiences and focused reflection in order to develop skills, knowledge, and values - is the foundation of all classroom experiences. Guilford College also emphasizes the importance of hands-on learning by providing many study abroad opportunities for undergraduates and over 1/3 of students participate in study abroad programs. Guilford College has been included in Princeton Review's "Best Colleges" edition for the past 18 years.   

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New York University,

January 16, 2012
New York University

New York University
Leonard M Stern School of Business
Department of Accounting, Taxation and Business Law
New York, New York
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

The Accounting Department, housed within New York University's Leonard M Stern School of Business, is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research. The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked New York University's Accounting program number 2 in the nation. The Research Institute of Management at Erasmus University ranked Stern's Accounting Department as number one in the world for research performance. According to the Leonard M Stern School of Business web site, more accounting graduates from the Stern School of Business enter the ranks of senior partner in major accounting firms than any other business school in the U.S. Student-led organizations such as Beta Alpha Psi and The Accounting Society provide excellent events and programs for accounting undergraduates. Each semester The Accounting Department Seminar Series features researchers and faculty members from top institutions.  

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Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University
Accounting Department
Atlanta, Georgia
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

The Accounting Department at Oglethorpe University understands that a significant part of the collegiate experience takes place outside of the classroom and therefore they encourage student participation in internships and on-campus student organizations.  The accounting degree at Oglethorpe assists undergraduates in preparing for the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) exam, the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and helps students decide which career path they are best suited for.  Oglethorpe University has many dedicated scholarships for accounting majors to help defray tuition costs and these awards have earned Oglethorpe University a reputation for excellent financial aid awards.

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Ohio Northern University

Ohio Northern University
James F. Dicke College of Business Administration
Ada, Ohio
Bachelor of Science, Accounting; Certification in Forensic Accounting

The Accounting degree offered through the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration offers a certification option in Forensic Accounting. The program is accredited by the Certified Fraud Examiners and is the only program of its kind in Ohio, and one of only a handful in the country. All accounting majors participate in highly coveted internships their junior or senior year with some of Ohio's top companies. Accounting majors can join The Institute of Management Accountants, which provides a dynamic forum for young professionals to develop and advance their careers. Ohio Northern University is a Methodist institution.  

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University of Georgia

University of Georgia
Terry College of Business, J.M. Tull School of Accounting
Athens, Georgia
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting; Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting/Master of Business, Accounting

The undergraduate Accounting program offered in the J.M. Tull School of Accounting, housed within University of Georgia's Terry College of Business, is ranked 6th in the U.S. by Public Accounting Report and 17th by U.S. News and World Report. Students at the J.M. Tull School of Accounting consistently have the some of the highest scores on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam at two and a half to three times higher than the national average. Tull School of Accounting places strong emphasis on national service and the faculty is known for setting high standards in the classroom. Internships are not required, but are strongly encouraged. University of Georgia undergraduates may apply for admission to the graduate school during their senior year and typically complete the Master of Accounting in only one additional academic year. 

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Washington & Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College
Economics and Business Department
Washington, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Accounting majors in Washington & Jefferson College's Economics and Business Department learn accounting in a liberal arts environment. As students are prepared for careers in public accounting, the importance of ethical considerations and the significance of the interdisciplinary nature of societal problems are emphasized. Critical thinking and analytical abilities as well as verbal and written communication skills are stressed in the curriculum. The department encourages accounting majors to obtain an internship while they are undergraduates at Washington & Jefferson College, though it is not mandatory. Washington & Jefferson College has added $100 million dollars in new facilities since 2002, and ninety percent of undergraduates live on campus.

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Wesleyan College

Wesleyan College
Department of Business and Economics
Macon, Georgia
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

The accounting major at Wesleyan College, offered through the Department of Business and Economics, offers a unique combination of courses for students in the social sciences and humanities as well as accounting. Wesleyan College's Institute of Management Accountants is a very good place for students to research the Certified Managerial Accountant designation. The Institute of Internal Auditing is for Wesleyan accounting majors who are interested in pursuing an investigative role in accounting. Business and Accounting are among the top five most popular majors at Wesleyan College. Internships are required of all accounting majors for graduation. Accounting majors are encouraged to study abroad during their junior or senior year. Scholarships and awards are abundant for students of the accounting major and include; the Wall Street Journal Achievement Award, the Academic Excellence Award, Government Employees Insurance Company Achievement Award, the Alpha Kappa Psi Key and Certificate and the Nora Kay Appling Scholarship Achievement Award. Wesleyan College holds the distinct honor as the first college in the world chartered to grant advanced degrees to women.

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Bryant University Smithfield, RI

Bryant University
Smithfield, RI
College of Business
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting Concentration

Bryant University, a private, liberal arts institution located in Rhode Island, offers a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in accounting. The accounting curriculum includes coursework in fundamental business and liberal arts disciplines, in addition to nine courses in key accounting subjects, including:

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Eastern New Mexico University

Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, NM
College of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Boasting a small student-to-faculty ratio and active involvement with Eastern New Mexico’s business community, the College of Business at Eastern New Mexico University offers an undergraduate accounting program designed to prepare students for successful business careers.

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New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
College of Business
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Located in Las Cruces, one of the largest cities in New Mexico, New Mexico State University offers an undergraduate accounting program designed to prepare students for accounting careers and certifications.

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