Learn the universal language of business in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy. Your accounting degree will prepare you for a wide array of professional opportunities analyzing key financial data and providing the insight all companies need to make decisions and formulate strategy.
Students interested in earning both bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting, are encouraged to explore our innovative Accounting Scholars Four Year Professional BSBA/MSACC Program. Students in the BSBA/MSACC program have the opportunity to earn a bachelor's and master's degrees, complete a professional internship, and pass the CPA exam within four years.
The Von Allmen School of Accountancy prepares students for careers in public and private accounting, business and industry, universities and government. The program is high touch in which many students develop a close working relationships with our dedicated faculty. Our students are regularly recruited by Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC, and many other large national, regional and local CPA firms, as well as major fortune 500 companies.
The Accounting program prepares students for careers in public and private accounting, business and industry, universities and government. Majors learn to communicate, measure, and process financial information about an economic entity.
A suggested course to explore this career path is ACC 201.
To earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, students in the Gatton College of Business and Economics must fulfill University Studies requirements (students enrolled prior to Fall 2011) or UKCore requirements (students enrolled Fall 2011 on), the College premajor, College core requirements and major requirements.
This degree requires a minimum 120 semester hours. Students must complete the premajor courses for accounting majors and at least 27 credit hours of upper-division coursework from the School of Accountancy.
Minimum Total Hours: 120University Studies UK Core
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
ACC 324 Accounting Information Systems (3)
ACC 403 Auditing (3)
ACC 407 Concepts of Income Taxation (3)
ACC 418 Cost Management (3)
ACC Electives Upper-division Accounting elective (400 level & above) (6)
MGT 499 Strategic Management (3)
Please note: Students planning to pursue a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) at the University of Kentucky should take ACC 403, ACC 407, ACC 418 and one additional 400- or 500-level ACC course to prepare for the MSA.
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Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.
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Most accountants and auditors work full time. In 2014, about 1 in 5 worked more than 40 hours per week. Overtime hours are typical at certain times of the year, such as at the end of the budget year or during tax season.
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