The accounting profession is a critical component in an increasingly complex global economy, including an efficient capital markets system. The profession is evolving as demands for business information extend well beyond standard accounting expectations. Accounting professionals provide management teams and directors with vital information that facilitates strategic and financial decisions. With an accounting degree from Queens, you will be prepared to start making your place at the decision-making table.
General Education Requirements
Value of Being an Accounting Major
- Focus on leadership
At Queens, you will explore and develop your own individual leadership abilities. Our program was built on the leadership principles that launched retired Bank of America CEO Hugh McColl to the top of his industry: Competence, Character and Commitment to Community.
- Nation's 2nd largest banking center
Our professors are well-connected in the Charlotte business community - which is home to 270 Fortune 500 companies and the country's 2nd largest banking center. For you, this opens opportunities for internships and job prospects.
- Career Readiness
Along with your financial analytical skills, you will develop the liberal arts skills of critical-thinking, problem-solving and effective communication - abilities that are invaluable to employers.
The McColl School provides long-standing internships in Charlotte and selected opportunities outside the region and internationally, including:
- Bank of America
- Community One
- Continental Tire
- Duke Energy
- Ford Motor Company
- Goldman Sachs
- Park Sterling Bank
- Wells Fargo
When You Graduate
Accounting offers a wide array of job options such as auditing, tax, business valuation and various accounting specializations including managerial, cost and forensic. You could work for a for-profit, non-profit, government organization or even start your own business. Due to the extensive network our professors have with many major corporations, you will have many career options as an accounting major from Queens. Some of our recent graduates have started their careers at organizations like Bank of America, Ford Motor Company, Siemens, Lowe's Home Improvement, Accenture Consulting, Wells Fargo, Coca-Cola, AFLAC, Family Dollar, Nike and Addison-Whitney.
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.