Accounting

Weatherhead’s accounting program is among the finest in the country. Accounting majors enjoy close contact with our outstanding faculty. They are recruited heavily by Big Four accounting firms, local and regional firms, financial institutions, consulting firms, and various Fortune 500 companies.

World-Renowned Faculty in Accounting

Students in the undergraduate accounting program work with faculty members recognized all around the globe for their contributions to the field, including:

Our faculty are known for and recognized as excellent instructors at Weatherhead and CWRU. Awards received by the faculty in the department include:

…and others. Read more about the faculty in the accounting program.

Programs in Accounting

In addition to the BS in Accounting, Weatherhead offers two accelerated tracks known as our Integrated Study programs. These two programs are ideal for students planning to obtain professional certification such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

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BS in Accounting

122-credit-hour program is designed to enhance critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and decision making.

The curriculum prepares students for entrance into their careers while also providing a foundation for the examination to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or to achieve other professional certifications.

As part of the sequence of courses leading to the BS in Accounting, students take required and elective courses in related fields of banking and finance, economics, marketing, organizational behavior, information systems, management policy and operations.

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Joint BS in Accounting/MAcc

The joint BS in Accounting/Master of Accountancy program permits students to work towards the completion of the Master of Accountancy during their undergraduate studies. By doing so, students are able to lessen the course load in their fifth year. After completing the senior year, students enroll as graduate students at Weatherhead to complete the master’s degree.

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Accelerated BS in Accounting/MAcc

Highly qualified CWRU accountancy students may be interested in the accelerated BS in Accounting/MAcc program, which allows students to complete both degrees within eight academic semesters as an undergraduate student. In some cases, one additional semester of study is needed to complete both degrees, at which time the student would be considered a Weatherhead graduate student.

The accelerated program saves highly qualified students both time and money while equipping students with the skills and knowledge attractive to top accounting firms.

Accounting Minor

Whether your planned career path places you in a corporate, non-profit, or small business setting, a knowledge of accounting is extremely valuable in enhancing your personal skill set. At just 15 credit hours, you can easily add an accounting minor to your current undergraduate plan.

Introductory Accounting Courses

Two introductory accounting courses are available to help you satisfy degree requirements and explore the world of accounting.

See comprehensive information about Weatherhead’s BS in Accounting in the General Bulletin.

Interested in learning more? Contact a CWRU admissions counselor or speak with one of Weatherhead’s advisors.