Accounting is the language of business. Proficiency in that language gives accounting professionals unprecedented access to all the stakeholders of an organization. Accountants require a strong sense of ethics and integrity to balance all those interests as they provide information and financial leadership critical to business success. As new employees, entrepreneurs, managers, auditors, or consultants, accountants are a vital component in an increasingly complex global economy. An accounting degree from Queens provides you with the foundation to pursue the career path that is right for you in this dynamic and evolving profession.
Value of Being an Accounting Major
- Excellent Job Prospects
Accounting is a diverse and dynamic field with an average projected growth rate of 13% per year. Additionally, Queens is located in Charlotte, the nation's 2nd largest banking center and home to nearly 300 Fortune 500 companies as well as many smaller companies and professional firms of all sizes.
- Focus on Leadership
At Queens, you will explore and develop your own individual leadership abilities. Our program was built on proven leadership principles: Competence, Character and Commitment to Community.
- Career ReadinessThe accounting curriculum emphasizes the skills needed for success in the field, including: analysis, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, ethical reasoning, and technology.
The McColl School provides long-standing internships in Charlotte and selected opportunities outside the region and internationally, including local, regional, national and international public accounting firms.
When You Graduate
Accounting offers a wide array of job options in all sectors: for profit, not for profit, or governmental. Entry level job functions include financial accounting and reporting, managerial accounting and reporting, business and financial consulting, financial analysis, internal and external auditing, forensic accounting, and tax planning and compliance. Accounting graduates are also equipped to start and run their own business. Because the Queens faculty are well connected within the Charlotte and surrounding business communities, are professionally certified and bring years of real world experience in both public and corporate accounting to the classroom, you will be well prepared for the work environment you will enter upon graduation or to continue your studies towards an advanced degree such as a Masters in Accounting or MBA.
Your BBA degree provides the necessary requirements to sit for certification exams such as the CPA, CMA, or CIA. Students planning to pursue CPA certification will have the opportunity to consult with the accounting faculty to develop a plan to satisfy the additional requirements for licensure.