Why study accounting at WVU Tech?
Our program provides students with a strong foundation in accounting, business and technical skills enabling them to be competitive in the modern technology-oriented job market. The program offers small classes and is distinctive in terms of its curriculum, course content and practical field experience. The Department of Accounting & Finance also has a very active student organization – Accounting Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT) – in which many accounting and business students participate.
Students who enjoy working with numbers, have good analytical skills and like working with people tend to excel in the accounting profession.
What graduate school/professional certifications are available for graduates?
Graduates are prepared to pursue graduate work or professional certifications such as Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Enrolled Agent (EA). With 22 additional credits, students can also qualify to sit for the Uniform CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam.
WVU Tech is the only institution in the state that offers an undergraduate certificate program in fraud examination, which is offered online. The certificate provides students, especially working professionals, an opportunity for career advancement. It also prepares students to take the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) Exam.
What careers are available for graduates?
Many of our alumni are working in high-level positions in government, industry and public accounting. Some of them have attained positions such as vice-president, chief executive officer; and others have started their own public accounting firms or are partners in CPA firms.