The accountancy major in the Wake Forest University Schools of Business provides a foundation in the concepts, principles, and practices of accountancy and business that students need for success in the early years of their careers. The major also provides the foundation for you to successfully complete the Master of Science in Accountancy degree. Most students majoring in accountancy choose to apply for the five-year accountancy program which includes both the baccalaureate and master's program.
This integrated five-year accountancy program is incredibly flexible, career-wise, preparing you for a variety of accounting-related careers, including auditing and assurance, taxation, business advisory services, forensic accounting, and investment and commercial banking.
Through courses, seminars, case-based research in finance, accounting, auditing and taxation, you will acquire the skills necessary for professional success. An internship in your fourth year provides the critical link between classroom knowledge and professional experience.
Today's accounting and finance professionals must possess knowledge, experience, and a well-developed set of technical skills to meet the challenges of a wide range of business environments.
These challenges are addressed by the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program at Wake Forest Schools of Business. The MSA program prepares students for a variety of careers in accounting and financial management. Students in the program acquire the competence necessary to succeed as an accountant or financial manager through courses, seminars, and case-based research related to finance, accounting, auditing, and taxation. Professional competence, however, extends beyond academic preparation. Accordingly, the MSA program at Wake Forest University includes a ten week, paid professional accounting or finance internship during the academic year. The internship provides a critical union of knowledge and experience.
The MSA also prepares students to take the CPA examination at the completion of the program. The Wake Forest Schools of Business MSA has received national recognition for our students' success on the examination. All students participate in intensive course work to prepare for a career in auditing, tax consulting, investment banking, or financial consulting. Most MSA students receive significant merit based financial aid for the fifth year of study.
PLEASE NOTE: All students who have been accepted into the undergraduate business program are subject to the major requirements listed in the Bulletin year of their acceptance into the school. For example, for students who applied and were accepted in January 2008, the 2008-2009 Bulletin would list their major requirements.
Official bulletins are available online.