Accounting

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Earn your bachelor's degree in accounting from Louisiana State University Shreveport. You can also add a second major (Financial Analysis, Financial Services, Marketing, or Management and Administration).

Earn a top accounting degree from LSU Shreveport’s AASCB accredited program. LSUS’ degree in accounting is a four-year program that provides a flexible education for all types of students. 

Why LSUS’ accounting degree program?

Accounting majors at LSUS can choose between two tracks, general accounting and public accounting. The general accounting courses cover a vast majority of topics relevant to the CPA exam, while the public accounting track helps students complete the general business and accounting requirements to sit for the CPA exam in Louisiana. 

Experiential learning to prepare for real-world careers 

Our location in Shreveport, Louisiana, provides ample opportunities for internships, networking and full-time positions following graduation. Not only do we have connections in the surrounding communities, but many alumni have gone on to work at nationally-recognized firms such as: 

  • Ernst & Young 
  • Cole, Evans & Peterson 
  • Heard, McElroy & Vestal 
  • Carr, Riggs & Ingram 
  • KPMG 

Accounting majors from LSUS have also secured jobs with the Louisiana state legislature and served as president of the local Louisiana Society of CPAs chapter.

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Explore the Accounting Bachelor’s Degree at LSUS

Accountants provide an important foundation for all types of businesses and organizations. See how LSUS’ bachelor’s degree in accounting will prepare you for your career.  

Hands-on experience 

As an accounting major, you could have opportunities to intern with well-known firms throughout Louisiana. Although not a requirement, accounting internships frequently lead to employment.  

Student life 

Join the LSUS Accounting Club to get an in-depth look at the accounting profession. Professionals from public accounting firms and area businesses often visit LSUS to meet with talented accounting majors looking to start their career.    

Set up for success 

LSUS’ AACSB accreditation puts our business programs in the top 5 percent of business schools in the world. You’ll be guided and encouraged by some of the best professors in the area, and LSUS accounting faculty are on the cutting-edge of trends in the accounting and business world. You’ll learn about international accounting, how technology impacts the profession, data security and more.   

Financial Aid for Accounting Majors 

Over $12.4 million in scholarship money is given to LSUS students every year. Of that, there are a handful of scholarships exclusively for accounting majors. Take some time to explore the types of financial aid you could qualify for. 

Accounting

Accounting Concentration

The Accounting curriculum is an excellent foundation for advanced study in fields such as Business Administration, Management, Law, Public Administration, Taxation, Banks/Financial Institutions,
Nonprofit Organizations, Healthcare Industries, Service/Manufacturing Companies, and Consulting Practices.

Public Accounting

Accounting Concentration

Students choosing a major in Accounting may pursue a concentration in Public Accounting that aligns with the State of Louisiana CPA requirements and serves as the educational foundation as preparation to sit for the Certified Public Accountant examination.

“I vividly remember the accessibility of the professors and their willingness to help students succeed. Students were not nameless faces in a crowd, and there was a genuine desire to share knowledge and the joy of learning.”
Michael Gould
Partner at Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors

As an LSUS accounting major, you can take a two-week course studying ‘Issues in European Business’ in Lüneburg, Germany!

In order to become a CPA, an individual must pass the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. The LSUS School of Business offers the courses required to sit for the CPA exam. In order to meet the 150 credit hours requirement, many students consider completing both a Bachelor's degree and an MBA. For additional requirements beyond graduation, visit http://cpaboard.state.la.us/. 

The CMA exam is administered by the Institute of Management Accountants. One step to becoming a CMA is to obtain a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. A Bachelor of Science degree from the LSUS College of Business can fulfill this requirement. For additional information about the CMA, visit https://www.imanet.org/cma.

An undergraduate degree in Accounting from LSUS provides a good start toward obtaining a CFE designation. In addition to a Bachelor's degree, a candidate must sit for the exam and be a member in good standing of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. For additional requirements beyond graduation, visit http://www.acfe.com/.

Where Can an Accounting Degree from LSUS Take You?

Both traditional and new fields of accounting remain some of the fastest-growing career paths. As an accounting major at LSUS, you’ll be prepared for a career in: 

  • Public accounting 
  • Private industry accounting 
  • Government accounting 
  • Fraud examination 
  • Forensics accounting 
  • Data analytics 
  • Information systems 

You’ll also be able to add a second major to enhance your studies: 

  • Financial analysis 
  • Financial services 
  • Management and administration 
  • Marketing 

 Learn more about course requirements. 

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