Accounting

If you are looking for a major with a lot of career opportunities, you've come to the right place. At Lipscomb, you will attain outstanding academic credentials needed to sit for the CPA exam. You’ll be part of one of the most respected programs in Tennessee and one that has long-standing partnerships with some of the largest firms in the country. And with a 100 percent placement rate, you can join our recent accounting grads who have earned a job and master's degree, right out the gate.

Accounting is the “language of business,” because of its strong emphasis on financial reporting, international business, financial analysis and management decision-making. Organizations are looking for leaders who can analyze and interpret information to provide key solutions, unique ideas and positive outcomes. In other words, firms want smart, well-rounded business communicators who possess the skills needed to generate success.

Lipscomb University’s Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics has an accounting program that provides you not only with outstanding academic credentials, but also with essential strengths and experiences that will prepare you to sit for the CPA exam. You’ll be part of one of the most respected programs in the area, one that has long-standing partnerships with some of the largest firms in the country. And you'll be part of an industry that has many open doors with well-paid career opportunities. 

Accounting Programs

Required Courses Hours
AC 3503 Intermediate Accounting I 3
AC 3513 Intermediate Accounting II 3
AC 3573 Federal Income Taxation 3
AC 4113 Principles of Auditing 3
AC 390V Internship in Accounting 1-10

Select Nine hours from one Concentration 

Required Courses (Data Science) Hours
CS 1213 Intro to Computer Programming 3
DS 2063 Modern Computing Applications for Data Science 3
DS 3213 Principles of Data Science 3
Required Courses (Entrepreneurship) Hours
  Pick any three ENT 3000- or ENT 4000- level courses 9
Required Courses (Finance) Hours
  Pick any three FI 3000- or FI 4000- level courses (other than Principles of Finance) 9
Required Courses (Law and Politics) Hours
LJS 3203 Legal Research and Reasoning 3
  Plus 6 hours approved by the Chair of the Accounting, Finance, and Economics Department 6
Required Courses (Distributive) Hours
  Pick any three courses offered in one of the other four concentrations 9