B.S. Degree in Accounting
A Program Focused Upon the Profession
Accounting is no longer just a numbers game: it is rapidly becoming a service profession based on knowledge. The next generation of accountants will be strategic thinkers and planners who must not only understand financial data, but must also be able to recognize and understand the impact such data have on all aspects of an organization. As the economy grows, the number of business establishments can be expected to increase, too, and there will be a need for accountants and auditors to set up their financial, technological and internal control systems; provide tax preparation and planning assistance; and offer management consulting and other business advisory services.
Because passing the CPA exam is the hallmark of the profession, the Accounting program at Xavier concentrates on preparing its graduates to do just that. Curriculum content, faculty emphasis and assistance, interactive group learning efforts and an accounting-oriented student organization combine to produce students well prepared to take and pass the exam.
The Accounting program at Xavier University of Louisiana offers the opportunity to receive an education that will prepare you for a career in top management decision making, active involvement in corporate finance and the potential for a six figure income with executive status in a respected profession. There are opportunities as business consultants and exciting interaction with local community leaders. With an accounting degree there are many opportunities for entrepreneurial business ownership. Past graduates have been hired by companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, the Internal Revenue Service, Coca Cola, Ryan and Company, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as by several area and regional businesses and non-profit organizations.