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Accounting Programs


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Chair, Louis F. Tanner Distinguished Professor of Public Accounting , Accounting

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Audit Data Analytics 

Gain firsthand experience as an auditor and learn the procedures related to the independent audit of financial statements. This Auditing Theory course (Accounting 451) is offered both spring and fall semesters. All students will be divided into teams to audit data analytics and learn the encryption model provided by the West Virginia State Auditing Department. Dr. Scott Fleming, associate professor of accounting, says it’s a win-win for WVU and the State, as it allows college students to learn while also giving back. 

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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.


    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.


    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.


    About Khadidja
  • Ryan Renza

    Renza is a finance senior from Swainton, New Jersey, who is a Chambers College Ambassador and a member of the Finance Club.

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Accounting News and Events

Research and Other Departmental News

September 2020 Department Digest and Awards

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Student Profile: Avery Gunter

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Student Profile: Katherine Rexroad

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Student Profile: Khadidja Diouf

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WVU business fraud experts requested to speak to investigative, auditing arm of Congress

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Student Profile: Trevor Kiess

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