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Department of Accounting


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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Why Business?

At West Virginia University's John Chambers College of Business and Economics we're doing things differently. Take the first step today to transform your future. We will help you get to where you want to be in the business world. Join today and be a part of our story.

Want a career leading companies through expert knowledge of financial performance?

Our Accounting program combines business and accounting curriculum with a professional orientation to prepare you for a successful career. With advanced courses in accounting and financial reporting, and an integrated overview of the economic activities of a business entity, you will receive the educational foundation required for a variety of positions in public accounting, government, and nonprofit organizations. We offer student the ability to specialize in CPA exam preparation (CPA Evolution compliant), corporate accounting, data analytics and forensic accounting.

3+1 Program

We offer two “3+1” programs where advanced placement students earn both an undergraduate degree and either a Master of Accountancy (MAcc) or Masters for Forensic and Fraud Examination (FFE) in approximately four years. Students who have completed college credit prior to admission to WVU and major in accounting can finish their BSBA in three years. They can then begin the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) and complete it in only one year. Secondly, our Forensic and Fraud Examination option is an accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s (ABM) program that allows you to take 12 hours of graduate coursework while completing your undergraduate degree, leaving only 18 credit hours in order for you to achieve a master’s degree.


Placement Rate

Of our undergraduates get placed within 6 months of graduation.

Based on class of '22 - 80% response/knowledge rate


Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Accountants rank #14 in Best Business Jobs according to U.S. News & World Report, 2023.

  • Gain firsthand experience as an auditor and learn the procedures related to the independent audit of financial statements through our Auditing Theory course
  • Student Organisations like the Accounting Club or Beta Alpha Psi provide networking opportunities and professional development
  • Available as a minor

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