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2015-2016 General Catalog 
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Accounting

OFFICE Business Education Complex, Suite 2800
TELEPHONE 225-578-6202
FAX 225-578-6201

For information regarding the GRADUATE PROGRAM, click here.  

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.