Bachelor in Accounting


Program Description

The mission of the Ferrum College business programs is to offer educational programs and activities that prepare business students both personally and professionally, for the managerial challenges of the global competitive environment, through individual and group work and through the blending of instruction and experiential learning.

The business program is now incorporating an international focus in many of its courses, as a recognition that we live in a globally connected world. Students may also study for a summer or semester abroad, taking courses or participating in internships that provide them with real-life experience.

Accounting majors have the opportunity to prepare tax returns for members of the local community, giving them an opportunity to have real, hands-on experience and to live our Ferrum College mission of service. We also compete in Enactus, or "ENtrepreneurial ACTion for others creates a better world for US all." This initiative allows our students to create outreach programs to benefit the local community and to present these at regional and national conferences, in which Ferrum College has won many awards. Enactus reflects our vision and conviction that a Ferrum College education balances both classroom learning and experiential components to provide students with opportunities to learn and achieve.


  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Accounting Theory
  • Auditing
  • Business Communication
  • Business Law
  • Business Policy
  • Computer Applications
  • Economics
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • International Finance
  • Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Money and Banking
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Taxation

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There are over 50 clubs and organizations available to students at Ferrum College. These are specifically related to Accounting:

  • Accounting Club
  • Enactus

Research Opportunities

  • Tax Returns: As part of Ferrum College’s motto, “Not self, but others,” Accounting majors prepare tax returns for other students and low-income county residents, free of charge.
  • Internships: Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship.

Career Opportunities

What can I be with a major in Accounting?

  • Accountant/CPA
  • Auditor
  • Entrepreneur
  • FBI Agent
  • Fraud Examiner
  • IRS Investigator
  • Professor
  • Tax Specialist
Last updated August 2019

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