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Accounting

Our Accounting department educates and conducts research that impacts the accounting profession and society as a whole.

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Accounting Programs

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Doctorate of Business Administration

The DBA in Accounting program targets experienced accounting professionals creating pathways for students to consider academia, consulting and advanced professional positions.

bachelors

Accounting

Explore the business side of organizational activities with advanced courses in accounting and financial reporting, as well as an integrated overview of the economic pursuits of a business entity.

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Master of Accountancy

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is a 30 credit-hour program, which can be completed in approximately 12 months. You will be prepared to meet the challenges you face in launching a career in public accounting and you will have the opportunity to specialize in Tax or Assurance.

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Accounting Minor

Planning to graduate with a finance degree and want experience in accounting? Pick up our Accounting minor and learn the concepts, principles and procedures that pertain to the preparation, analysis and interpretation of financial statements.

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Accounting Ph.D.

The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting will prepare you for a career in scholarly research and teaching at the university level. The doctoral program is offered to a relatively small, highly qualified, and motivated group of students who demonstrate the potential to become highly regarded scholars in the field.

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Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

Gain extensive exposure to world class practicing experts in addition to our superior full-time faculty. You will have real-world expertise brought to the classroom in the areas of complex fraud and financial crime examination, interviewing, international issues, dispute serves and courtroom preparation.

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Forensic and Fraud Examination

The 30 credit-hour Forensic and Fraud Examination (FFE) program is one of the first FFE programs to be established in the United States and can be completed in 12-months. You will complete two required residencies, and study forensic accounting and fraud examination centered on data analytics for success in this career path.

Accounting Faculty

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Richard Riley Ph.D., CPA, CFE, CFF

Richard Riley Ph.D., CPA, CFE, CFF

Accounting Department Chair, Accounting

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Why WVU Accounting? 

  • As of fall 2023, we are CPA Evolution Ready!
  • In fall 2023, we’ll offer three CPA Evolution Exam Tracks: BAR, ICS and TCP (tax).
  • We offer two “ 3+1” programs where advanced placement students can earn both an undergraduate and master’s degree in four years: BSBA plus MAcc or MS-Forensic & Fraud Examination.
  • All Sophomore Accounting students complete the Microsoft Excel Certification
  • We have Data Analytics in every upper-level accounting course.
  • We offer six 2-course undergraduate tracks : three CPA exam, organizational accounting, data analytics and forensic accounting and fraud examination (FFE).
  • We include CIA and CMA exam preparation content in the organizational accounting track.
  • We have experiential learning in undergraduate and graduate courses in partnership with the WV State Auditor’s Office
  • Our CPA pass rates are 75% in the MAcc program.
  • We require specializations (e.g., data analytics) in the MAcc and MS-FFE graduate programs.
  • We offer BOTH PhD and DBA doctoral programs.

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Faculty and Student Spotlights

  • Avery Gunter

    Avery is a senior double-major in finance and accounting, and as his life outside of college is about to begin, he finds himself busier than ever, whether it’s going to Cooper’s Rock to hike or attending on-campus lectures between classes.

    FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

    About Avery
  • Katherine Rexroad

    With a true passion in her multiple areas of study, Katherine Rexroad has been hooked on West Virginia University’s idea of thinking big since the beginning of her college career.

    MIS AND ACCOUNTING

    About Katherine
  • Khadidja Diouf

    Khadidja Diouf has taken to heart the idea of being a leader of tomorrow. And what she’s experiencing at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics will help make her an even better leader.

    GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING

    About Khadidja
  • Meet Megan Skinner

    About Meet Megan Skinner

Accounting News and Events

Research and Other Departmental News

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Celebrating First-Generation Students, Faculty and Staff

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Expanded WVU Homecoming Week filled with school pride and traditions

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Meet Megan Skinner

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September 2020 Department Digest and Awards

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Student Profile: Avery Gunter

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