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

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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) graduates will be prepared to meet the challenges you face in launching a career in public accounting and passing the CPA. You will have the opportunity to specialize in Data Analytics, Assurance/Forensic Accounting, or Tax.


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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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

Our FFE program is one of the first FFE programs to be established in the U.S. You will complete two virtual residences and work on cases involving fraud, money laundering, organized crime, corporate and individual damages, private company valuation, and more.

Accounting Faculty

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

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

Professor, 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 a DBA as well.

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Faculty and Student Spotlights

  • Christy Knight

    Originally from Greensboro, North Carolina – Christy Knight currently resides in Stokesdale, North Carolina close to her three sons, but now that they are grown, she’s very open to new opportunities. 

    DBA Accounting Student

    About Christy
  • Dick Riley

    Dick Riley, accounting department chair and Louis F. James Distinguished Professor of Public Accounting, explains how accounting basics net big returns.

    Accounting Department Chair, Louis F. James Distinguished Professor of Public Accounting

    About Dick
  • Alyssa Quinlan

    Alyssa Quinlan, a student in the Master of Accounting program at the Chambers College, was named West Virginia’s top accounting student by a state professional society.

    Master of Accounting

    About Alyssa
  • Meet Emma Fridley

    Emma Fridley, a freshman accounting major from Grafton, West Virginia, is a first-generation college student here at the Chambers College. With a desire to go to college, she worked hard in high school to make sure her college tuition was covered completely by scholarships.

    About Meet Emma Fridley

Accounting News and Events

Research and Other Departmental News

May 2024 Graduation: A New Journey Begins

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Q&A with DBA Accounting Student Christy Knight 

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Let's Talk Business: Accounting is the Foundation of Great Business

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Accounting Student Receives Top Honors

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Meet Nathan Baker

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Chambers College Faculty and Staff Encourage You to Participate on #WVUDayofGiving

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