What is Accounting?
Accounting is the language of business that defines transactions so that they can be used to describe business activities in a commonly understood format. Learn the language, and you can communicate and understand the financial operations of any and all types of organizations.
Opportunities in Accounting
Areas: Auditing, Cost Accounting, Information Systems, Tax Planning/Compliance
Employers: Public Accounting Firms, Government Agencies, Banks/Financial Institutions, Nonprofit Organizations, Healthcare Industries, Service/Manufacturing Companies, Consulting Practices
Admission to a curriculum in the Department of Accounting requires that a student be admissible to the E.J. Ourso College of Business and meet the following GPA requirements at the time of application for admission:
- A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
- A minimum 2.5 LSU GPA
- A minimum 2.5 business GPA
- A minimum 2.5 LSU business GPA
Students are required to earn at least a grade of “C” in each accounting course taken. For an accounting course to qualify as a pre-requisite for another accounting course, it is necessary that a grade of “C” or better be earned in the prerequisite course.
Candidates for the Certified Public Accountant’s examination (CPA) in Louisiana must have at least 150 hours of college credit.