Although it has roots in ancient times, professional accounting is largely a 19th century development.
Since then accounting has increased greatly in importance, while evolving to keep pace with global, technological, regulatory and complex tax changes.
Wayne State accounting students learn the analytical and technical skills necessary for sound professional judgment in financial decision making. And with the flexibility of multiple campuses and online courses, you can personally tailor your educational experience.
Courses cover a wide range of topics. Some of those include:
- Preparation and interpretation of financial statements
- Concepts and procedures for bonds, leases, pensions, income taxes and owners’ equity
- Techniques for database design and information systems auditing
- Concepts related to business and individual taxation
The accounting major also helps prepare students to eventually sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam, if they choose to do so.
Please use the menu on the right to learn more about our accounting major.
For career information, please visit the Career Planning & Placement Office's Career & Major Advising page.