School of Accountancy
The School of Accountancy at Georgia Southern University is committed to providing quality educational programs. The School, which is fully accredited by AACSB International, enrolls more than 300 students in its undergraduate and graduate degree programs and employs 22 full-time accounting and legal studies faculty members.
The mission of the School of Accountancy is to provide excellence in accounting education through teaching, research, and service. We recognize our responsibility to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate accounting education, to conduct applied and instructional research benefitting accounting and business, and to render service to each of our constituencies.
Why Should You Choose Accounting?
Accounting is the language of business. The accounting profession offers boundless opportunities for men and women to build exciting and rewarding careers. Technology is changing the way business is done, which means more new opportunities for accounting professionals as organizations of all sizes and structures struggle to harness the enormous potential of information and the technologies used to deliver that information. As America’s most trusted information professionals, accountants are uniquely situated to lead business into the 21st century.
What Is Accounting?
Accounting assesses the bottom-line of all types of organizations and businesses. Accounting systems capture, summarize, and report financial information for use in charting an organization’s future. In short, accounting provides “big picture thinking” and an understanding of how financial data impacts every aspect of any organization.
What Do Accountants Do?
Accountants are among the most respected of all professionals. Using their analytical abilities, accountants turn financial information into long-range plans for their companies and clients. Accountants are people-oriented and solve a variety of problems, which require them to get to know specific business needs and wants. Accountants are not limited to traditional accounting firms as many accounting graduates go on to pursue careers in law, law enforcement, politics, education, and government, such as with the FBI. Today’s constantly changing business environment provides a world of opportunities for accountants.
Why the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University?
- International accreditation from the AACSB
Only institutions with proven track records of academic excellence in accounting are able to obtain this important stamp of approval, so you can count on receiving a high quality educational experience.
Georgia Southern provides a student-centered environment led by administrators and faculty and staff who genuinely care about your success.
- Interaction with faculty and business leaders
Our classes are taught by qualified professors, not graduate students, and class sizes are often small. Regional and national speakers come to campus regularly to participate in our annual Executive-in-Residence and Accounting Day programs.
- First-rate facilities and computer labs
The School of Accountancy is housed in the Parker College of Business building, which has state-of-the-art multi-media classroom facilities and four computer labs with the latest technology.
- Outstanding student organizations
The School of Accountancy’s student organizations offer lots of opportunities to build leadership skills and lasting friendships with fellow students and faculty members. The Accounting Association and Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honor fraternity, prepare you for professional life through a variety of professional development programs, tutoring services, and meaningful community service projects. The Association of Minority Business Students which is affiliated with the National Association of Black Accountants supports students who are committed to professional and academic excellence, possess a sense of professional and civic responsibility, and are concerned with expanding opportunities for minorities in the accounting, finance and business related professions. You can also join our Student Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Internships help you better integrate academic knowledge with practical applications. Exposure to accounting practices and business environments can also help you decide which career path is right for you and help jumpstart your career before entering the workforce on a permanent basis.