Accounting Major

On Campus and Online Options

Why Accounting?

With the rise of globalization in business and ever-changing regulations and tax laws, studies in the field of accounting have an increasing importance in today’s business world and offer a broad spectrum of employment opportunities after graduation.

The Accounting program in the Bryan School of Business and Economics provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter the accounting profession through courses that include preparation and analysis of financial statements, use of accounting information for business decisions, and courses in taxation and auditing. Through individual and group projects in the classroom which simulate real-world settings, students develop the necessary skills to succeed in the business world.

Our strong relationship and collaboration with national and regional accounting firms allow undergraduate students to explore the various disciplines of accounting. Networking events, such as Company Spotlights and Meet the Firms, and professional organizations such as Beta Alpha Psi provide students with the opportunity to develop their business skills and interact with professionals in the field. Students in upper-level accounting classes may pursue an internship in accounting to enhance their studies and gain valuable experience while also earning college credit. Both in and out of the classroom, students can expect to be challenged and to graduate ready to begin an entry-level accounting career or to apply to a graduate program in accounting or a related field.

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Online Flexibility

The Accounting major is offered on campus or 100% online for maximum flexibility


Enter a field with high job growth and diverse employment opportunities

Increase Your Value

BSA to MSA in 5 Years through the Accelerated Master’s Program

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General Program of Study

Credit Hours # of Courses
General Education Courses
33-34 hours 11
Bryan School Pre-Admission Courses 29 hours 10-11
Common Business Core Courses 41 hours 15
Major Course Requirements
30 hours 10
Specific course information can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin


If you had to choose one reason why you love attending the Bryan School, what would it be?

Without question, it’s the quality of the professors – they are the best I’ve ever had.  The accounting professors are passionate and are willing to go above and beyond to make sure I understand the material. 

– Ben Liboon, 2019 graduate

Interested in a Master’s of Accounting?

Complete your BSA and MSA in as little as 5 years through our Accelerated Master’s Program and greatly enhance both employment and earning potential!


99% don’t have what we have

Our accounting program is separately accredited by the AACSB at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Only 1% of business schools worldwide have achieved dual accreditation in both business and accounting by AACSB, the premier accrediting agency for business programs worldwide. High-quality courses and continuous program improvement mean that no matter what your plans are after graduation, your Bryan School accounting degree will prepare you for the next step of your journey.


Our graduates have meaningful and productive careers in business and industry, government, education, and non-profit organizations. Most graduates take positions in the areas of auditing, business advisory services, financial planning and analysis, banking, tax, and management. With a projected growth rate of 10% through 2026 (Bureau of Labor Statistics), employment opportunities in accounting are strong. More than 65% of our recent graduates are employed in the field following graduation while approximately 20% go on to seek an advanced degree.

  • AccuMED
  • Duke Energy
  • Elliott Davis
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Hanesbrands
  • LabCorp
  • Leeper, Kean & Rumley
  • Moses Cone Hospital
  • Office Depot
  • Paychex
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Tempur Sealy International
  • UNC Greensboro
  • Walmart Corporate

Military-Affiliated Students

UNCG has been named both Best for Vets and a Military Friendly School. We’re a Yellow Ribbon Program participant, and are proud to offer a variety of benefits for veterans, active-duty military, and military-affiliated students, such as:

  • Online application fee waiver for active-duty service members
  • In-state tuition for out-of-state students (in accordance with the Veterans Choice Act)
  • Credit for relevant military service/training
  • Tutoring assistance

For more information on UNCG Military-Affiliated services and benefits, visit

Have Questions?

If you have any questions regarding our accounting program, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Randy Elder ( or call 336-334-5647. Or, if you are interested in studying online, you may reach out directly to

Randy Elder
Dr. Randy Elder

Department Head
FORVIS Professor

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