In Delaware State University’s accounting program, students learn to think strategically and perform complex analysis of real-world business problems. Through a combination of classroom lecture and hands-on experience, students develop the professional skills and knowledge to succeed in this profession, while obtaining a foundation to pursue credentials, such as:
- certified public accountant (CPA)
- certified management accountant (CMA)
- certified internal auditor (CIA)
Because many states require students to complete 150 hours before sitting for the CPA exam, Delaware State University offers a five-year, 150-hour program in which students earn both an undergraduate accounting degree and an MBA.
Graduates of the accounting program enter the job market with the professional skills and experience that employers value. All students in the program develop the ability to
- understand and apply core business fundamentals and accounting fundamentals
- think creatively and apply accounting knowledge in innovative ways
- communicate professionally
- use information technology for research, decision making and problem solving
- write accounting research reports that incorporate qualitative and quantitative data analysis and integrate information from multiple sources
- identify ethical dilemmas and uphold professional responsibilities
- work effectively in diverse settings that include individuals of varying educational backgrounds, experience, gender, age, race, and national origin
The Accounting and Finance Club and student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants are very active student organizations. These organizations sponsor networking events, job fairs, guest lectures, and are involved with the institute of Management Accountants and Association of Government Accountants.
Internships and Professional Experience
Students have the opportunity to gain practical work experience through internships at accounting firms, government agencies, and corporate accounting organizations.
The Bachelor of Accounting degree consists of 33 credit hours beyond the general management degree.