Many of our accountancy professors have ties to high-profile firms and agencies. They work hard to provide students with unprecedented access to executives, government officials and internships. The students, in turn, get unusual hands-on experience, such as the opportunity to study the stock market in a classroom that looks like a Wall Street trading venue. Undergraduate students in the School of Business can earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accountancy, or a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accountancy. Non-business students can pursue a minor in Accounting.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Many students also study finance and international business. Accountancy paves the way to careers in the public and private sectors and prepares students for graduate work in other disciplines.

What can I expect to learn in the Accountancy program at GW?

You’ll learn about capital flows—and their relationship to business, government and the economy. Internationalism and legislation like Sarbanes-Oxley have energized the field. Accountancy at GW is highly interactive.

What is the Accountancy community like at GW?

Many students join our dynamic chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national organization for students in accountancy. Beta Alpha Psi connects its members to employers and experienced accountants.

What can I do in the Accountancy field?

Opportunities abound. The most desired jobs are in public accounting, from the Big Four to local firms. Your degree also prepares you for graduate study in business, finance or even law.


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    World-Class Professors

    Our professors have ties to accounting powerhouses, from Nasdaq and the World Bank to Harley-Davidson and AOL.

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    High Demand for Accountancy Degrees

    Accountancy degrees are in high demand. Forty percent of the new hires at one D.C. accounting firm hold accountancy degrees from GWSB.

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    GW’s accountancy program is designed to give students flexibility in fulfilling degree requirements.