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