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  • Accounting

    Charleston | Online

    Why UC

    Develop your knowledge through our unique mentoring program, and gain experience through internships with a variety of business organizations.

    With our emphasis on accounting and business casework and problem solving, you will develop the skills that make you valuable in the business world.

    You can complete our fast-track program to graduate in fewer than four years, or complete both your undergraduate Accounting degree and your MBA in fewer than five years.

    You can choose to earn a minor that will further prepare you for a role in the cyber security industry.

    About Accounting

    An accounting degree offers you any number of professional opportunities. The job outlook for accountants is bright, and you can set yourself apart from others with our unique program. You’ll develop skills in problem solving, crucial thinking, communications and the full knowledge of what constitutes ethical practice, enabling you to pursue your academic and professional goals.

    In addition, the skills and competencies you learn will help you be successful on professional examinations. (While requirements to sit for the CPA exam differ from state to state, in West Virginia, CPA applicants may sit for the exam with a baccalaureate degree and completion of specific accounting and business courses. Your UC advisor will help you with this at the appropriate time.)

     

     

    What You'll Learn

    You will develop exceptional knowledge of the accounting profession and develop strong critical thinking skills by focusing on the practical application of accounting theory to problems and cases. Our curriculum helps prepare you for positions with public accounting firms, private businesses, government, not-for-profit organizations, or to go on to further education.

    If you choose our fast track option, you can save time and tuition costs by graduating in three years and going right into the workforce, or you can continue on to graduate school and earn both your Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in five years.

     

    Admission Requirements

    Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston. A visit to campus to meet with Admissions personnel and program faculty is strongly encouraged.

     
     

     

    How Much Will it Cost Me?

    Tuition can be found on our Tuition and Fees page.

    Fact Sheet

    Download the Charleston Accounting Fact Sheet

    Download the Online Accounting Fact Sheet

    Find out more about this program by downloading our Fact Sheet – a brief view of what our program is all about.

    Course Catalog

    Download the Course Catalog

    Learn more about the course, curriculum, and graduation requirements.

     

    Job Opportunities

     

    Internships

    Accounting majors may have opportunities for internships that allow them to apply classroom theories and practices in the workplace. UC Accounting majors have recently completed internships with a variety of business organizations.

    • Arnett Foster Toothman, CPAs
    • Gibbons & Kawash, CPAs
    • Brown Edwards & Company, CPAs
    • West Virginia State Auditor’s Office
    • West Virginia Department of Transportation
    • West Virginia Insurance Commissioner’s Office
    • Dixon Hughes, CPAs
    • Real Corp Inc.
    • Fripp Island Resort
    • Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love
    • National Travel
    • Enervest
     

    Employers/Careers of Recent Graduates

    UC Accounting graduates have successfully found employment as accountants with CPA firms, businesses, and government.

    • Arnett Foster Toothman, CPAs
    • Brown Edwards, CPAs
    • Harrington Group, CPAs
    • Limited Brands, Inc.
    • Charleston Area Medical Center
    • West Virginia Investment Management Board
    • Gray Griffith & Mays CPAs
    • Gibbons & Kawash, CPAs
    • Primerica
    • National Travel
    • McJunkin Red Man Corporation
     

     

    Clubs

     

    Enactus

    Enactus (formerly SIFE) is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.

    UC’s Enactus program is very involved both on and off campus, and accounting majors have been active participants and leaders. Recent projects address financial literacy and success skills, environmental sustainability, entrepreneurship, business and personal ethics, and market economics.

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    Program Faculty

     
    J. Suzanne King
    J. Suzanne King
    CPA

    Associate Professor of Accounting
    Accounting Program Director
    304-357-4869
    suzanneking@ucwv.edu  

    Amanda D. Meadows
    Amanda Meadows
    MBA, CPA

    Associate Professor of Accounting
    304-357-4367
    amandameadows@ucwv.edu