Top Accounting Colleges

As an accounting major, you’ll learn the ins and outs of auditing, tax preparation, budgeting, and many aspects of management in both public and private environments. You may choose from among a host of specialty areas including: Information Systems and Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Corporate Reporting, International Accounting, Auditing, Public Accounting, and Securities Analyst.

Earning a degree in accounting will prepare students for careers in a wide array of careers including: Staff Accountant, Tax Accountant, Budget Analyst, Comptroller, and Certified Public Accountant (with additional training/testing).

What Do You Need To Make It In An Accounting Program?

Future accountants need to be strong in mathematics, business, and information technology. Strengthening leadership qualities and interpersonal skills will also prove essential in college and in the field.

Your Accounting College Checklist

  • Do they offer my particular concentration area of interest within the accounting field?
  • What is the professional background of the faculty?
  • How many students are in each class?
  • What internship opportunities are available to undergraduates?
  • What type of guest speakers in the field appear on campus?
  • Do they have the most up-to-date computers and technology that help prepare students for the cutting edge aspects of the field?
  • How do graduate programs in accounting view your prospective undergraduate institution?
  • How do the major accounting firms view your prospective school?

The Top Accounting Colleges & Universities

Accounting is a competitive field, especially at top firms, and finding the right college and program is often key to landing a good job. Schools that are held in particularly high regard by professionals, employers and students include: Notre Dame, Villanova, and Boston College. For a complete list of College Transitions Top Accounting Colleges and Universities, visit our Dataverse.

*College lists are compiled on the basis of counselor interviews, guide books, exhaustive internet searches (of college and departmental websites), and data provided by The College Board and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).



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