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Accounting: Catalog and Interpret Financial Data. The photo contains two persons looking at financial sheets in front of a computer moniter.

Accounting is how your business records, organizes, and understands its financial information. Accounting tells you whether or not you’re making a profit, what your cash flow is, what the current value of your company’s assets and liabilities is, and which parts of your business are actually making money. The BS in Accounting is designed for students who will begin their career with business, government or not-for-profit organizations. Graduates with the BS and appropriate electives are prepared to sit for professional exams such as Certified Management Accounting (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Students can complete a graduate certificate in either Professional Accounting or Professional Tax Practice.

What can I do with a degree in Accounting?

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Public Accounting

Corporate/Management Accounting




Certified Public Accountant

Financial Accounting

External or Internal Auditing

Cost Accounting

Tax Planning

Risk Management Consulting

Budget Analysis


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CWU has been ranked in the Top 40 accounting schools in the nation by Discover Accounting.

"Central’s College of Business allowed me to be in a great position to succeed in transitioning into the job market by offering a vigorous curriculum that allowed me to develop both soft and hard skills that are applicable in a workplace environment. CB also hosted plenty of events where I could meet and connect with professionals in various industries." - Ruben Ramirez

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