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Wake Forest University, School of Business Accounting Programs Profile

Written by AnonymousFebruary 29, 2012
Wake Forest University,

Wake Forest University
Winston- Salem, North Carolina
School of Business, Accounting Department
Bachelor of Science, Accountancy; Master of Science, Accountancy

Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked Wake Forest University's School of Business as 19th in the Best Undergraduate Business Schools of 2011. The accountant undergraduate major at Wake Forest University is geared to provide a foundation for the Master of Accountancy program that can be completed with one additional year of study, after accounting majors have completed their undergraduate coursework. All undergraduates complete a professional internship in their 4th year of the program that which integrates classroom knowledge and professional experience. Upon completion of undergraduate studies, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. The skills which contribute to professional success are acquired through business classes, case-based research in finance, seminars, as well as accounting, auditing, and taxation courses.

What's the school's contact information?
1834 Wake Forest Road
Kirby Hall
Wake Forest University
School of Business
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106
Phone: (336) 758-5304

Type of school? Private

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $39,544
Room and board: $11,010
Required fees: $426
Books and supplies: $930

What's the typical student profile?
Wake Forest University has a total enrollment of 4,560 undergraduate students. Of the student population, 49 percent are male and 51 percent are female. Approximately 74 percent of all students are from out of state.

What type of test scores do I need?
Range for SAT Critical Reading: 580-690
Range for Sat Math: 600-700
Range for ACT Composite: 27-31

Regular application deadline: January 1

Career and placement:
Most students who major in accounting at Wake Forest University choose to apply for the 5-year accountancy program which includes both a baccalaureate and a master's degree. Most of the students who choose to complete the 5th year master's program find full-time work before they graduate.

All undergraduates at Wake Forest University may participate in the university’s 5- year Career and Professional Development Program. In this program the students take hands-on steps toward reaching their career goals in each year of their study at the university. First year students are encouraged to start to choose career paths, build strong resumes, and begin the search for a 4th year internship. Sophomores continue to strengthen resumes, prepare for internship interviews, and view internship sources on DeaconSource, Wake Forest University's online internship and job website. Juniors are encouraged to investigate graduate school options, meet one on one with career counselors, and spend a semester abroad if they are interested. Seniors participate in internships, gear up for graduate school, or search for jobs. 5th year students attending graduate school at Wake Forest University apply for and typically secure jobs before they have completed the master's degree program.

All data is as of 2012.