The Catholic University of America's accounting program is designed to prepare you for a career as a professional accountant in the public accounting profession, private industry, government, and the nonprofit sector. This program also provides the basis for attaining certification as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant).
At Catholic University, your studies will be rooted in a strong sense of business ethics. You also will develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills in both the accounting curriculum and in a series of core liberal arts classes. These skills will give you a competitive advantage in the job market, while the ethical foundation of your education will guide you to use your knowledge as a force for good in the world.
As an accounting major at Catholic University, you will be encouraged to study abroad to gain experience adapting to cultural, linguistic, and social issues in an international context. You will have opportunities for externships and summer internships at top, global, national, or regional CPA firms. You'll start to build your professional network with help form your professors and the CUA Accounting Society. And you will enjoy the support of faculty and classmates in an atmosphere of mutual success, rather than unwelcoming competition.
Why an accounting degree from Catholic University?
The Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics offers an extensive career development program to help students find professional opportunities. Popular career paths for recent graduates with an accounting major include positions with CPA firms in audit, tax or consulting, or in the commercial, not-for-profit, and governmental sector as a financial or budget analyst, cost accountant, or management accountant.