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. 

Expand your employment options

You might be surprised where an accounting degree can take you. If you think you’ll just be crunching numbers, think again. An accounting major can lead to many career paths, including:

  • Forensic investigation
  • Technology specialist
  • Public accounting
  • Auditing (internal and external)
  • Tax planning
  • University teaching
  • Financial and investment planning
  • Tax attorney
  • Law
  • Business advisor and consultant
  • Entrepreneurial business

Actually, you can work in any industry, because all companies must provide accountability and transparency.

Once you earn your accounting degree, you might choose, like many others, to sit for the CPA exam and become an accountant. We're here to help you accomplish that, too. Learn more.