- Great local and regional internship opportunities
- Our professors are real world practitioners turned educators
- Hands-on learning through case studies with real companies
- Build your resume and experience through local service learning projects
- Opportunities to gain international experience through travel and research
Are you inquisitive and detail-oriented? Do you find it exciting to tell the story of company with numbers? Do you want a recession-proof job?
Consider a career in Accounting. Every company, from the newest biotech startup to a hundred-year-old bank, needs financial advisers to guide them in their business. Our Accounting major will prepare you for a career in private accounting, financial management, public accounting or graduate school.
- BS in Accounting
- Minor in Accounting
Many courses include opportunities for you to learn real-world skills on projects for local businesses, nonprofit organizations and campus offices. Recently Converse accounting students analyzed and made recommendations to improve accounting and information systems for a local clothing shop, a jewelry designer and a bail bonds office.
Spartanburg is home to more than 80 international companies from 19 countries and dozens of corporate headquarters. As a Converse Accounting major, you will have the advantage of being in close proximity to these highly desirable internship sites, including:
- Dixon Hughes
- Swaim Brown
- Smith Barney
- Ernst & Young
The accounting major is designed to prepare you for a career in industry, financial management, public accounting or graduate school. We recommend you consider taking additional courses beyond the major requirements including, but not limited to computer science, money and financial institutions, and other elective accounting and finance courses. Business ethics concepts are integrated throughout the curriculum to expose you to a variety and of ethical dilemmas present in the business world.
- Accounting and Business Information Systems
- American Legal System and Contracts
- Tax Accounting
- Business Organizations, Property, and Commercial Law
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting
When you graduate with a BS in Accounting you’ll be ready to become an accounting professional. You’ll express yourself well through both business writing and oral presentation. Our faculty will guide you through basic business, economic and accounting concepts and you will be able to prepare GAAP-based financial statements. You will also have basic knowledge of federal income tax and the capability to utilize critical thinking skills in solving analytical problems.
A BS in Accounting gives you a broader knowledge of the business environment in which the accounting profession operates. Students planning on going to graduate school are encouraged to consider a BS degree.
Minor in Accounting
The Accounting minor is designed to complement other majors by providing a concentration in accounting that covers Intermediate, Financial, Cost and Tax areas. The minor is an excellent way to increase your employability and understanding of financial issues as well as to supplement your qualitative skills and critical reasoning abilities.
Our accounting graduates are currently working in banking, public accounting, manufacturing, service companies and attending graduate school.
What are common careers in Accounting?
- Public Accounting Firms: Accounting, Auditing, and Tax Services
- Government: Local, State and Federal Level
- Corporations: Corporations big and small typically have an accounting group which prepares financial statements, tracks costs, handles tax issues, works on international transactions.
- Education: Teacher, Professor, Controller, Finance officer, Researcher
What are Accounting alumni doing?
Our accounting graduates are currently working for a wide variety of businesses or in local, state or the federal government. Many have gone on to become Certified Public Accountants (CPA) or attend graduate programs for an MS in Accounting.
- Audit Associate at RSM US LLP
- Tax Associate at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
- Staff Accountant at Buckeye Broadband
- Accounting Specialist at Home Fashions International
- Project Accountant at Tindall Corporation
- Business Analyst and Account Manager at DOC Maintenance, Inc
- Associate in the Leadership Development Program at Ford Motor Credit Company
- Wake Forest University
- Georgia State University
- Georgetown University
- The University of South Carolina
- University of Texas
- The University of Georgia
- Winthrop University
Three Seniors Offered Full-time Positions with Ford
Three Converse seniors have been offered full-time positions with Ford Motor Company in Nashville, Tennessee and Tampa, Florida. McKayla Davis ‘19, Jacqueline Torres ‘19 (Nisbet Honors), and Alexis Turner ’19 …
Accounting & Economics Senior Awarded Internship at Dixon Hughes Goodman
Brenna Mitchell ’18 will be interning at Dixon Hughes Goodman in both the Tax and Audit departments, prior to attending Clemson University’s Master of Professional Accountancy program. Last summer Brenna …
Accounting & Economics Double Major Pays Off: Victoria Garrett ’13
Victoria Garrett, ’13, currently enrolled in the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc) program at Clemson University, already knows where she’ll be working next year. In the fall of 2014, she …