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Through Meredith’s accounting program, you will build the skills you need to succeed in just about any career or position in the business world.

Our Accounting Program

Accounting is the language of business, and it’s the most common undergraduate degree held by CEOs of the largest corporations in the U.S. because accountants typically understand the business so well they are frequently considered for management roles outside of accounting.

If you’re interested in numbers, the communication of financial information, corporate finance, software programs, or data analytics, then studying accounting may be the perfect fit for you.

As a concentration in Meredith’s award-winning business administration major, you will be well-equipped with core business knowledge, making you even stronger in the workplace.

Why Study Accounting at Meredith?

  • Meredith’s School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
    • Fewer than one-third of U.S. business school programs and just 5% worldwide meet the standards of this international accreditation. 
  • Students in the accounting program receive a broad-based education with a strong command of business knowledge, skills, and practice.
  • Students acquire an understanding of accounting principles, resulting in the ability to 
    • Analyze economic and financial data
    • Interpret and apply federal tax regulations 
    • Effectively communicate through financial statements and reports
  • Small class sizes allow for meaningful faculty-student interactions.
  • Students gain professional experience through a required accounting internship with some of the top businesses in the Triangle area. Recent examples of internships include
    • Credit Suisse, Research Triangle Park, N.C.
    • Banyan, Rock & Talent, Raleigh, N.C.
    • Merrill Lynch, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Examples of student success through Meredith’s accounting program include
    • Victoria Kinney, ’18, strengthened and gained confidence in her communication skills through internship and leadership opportunities at Meredith. She landed a full-time position before graduating and currently works as a commercial finance analyst for Cisco.
  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting can be completed in 57-60 hours.
  • Accounting concentration course descriptions.

Careers in Accounting

A comprehensive business curriculum gives students a tremendous competitive edge when entering the job market.

  • An accounting major is prepared for various fields, such as a certified public accountant (CPA), finance or corporate management careers, working in the government, or starting their own business.
  • Potential jobs for graduates with an accounting focus: financial manager, management consultant, controller, personal financial advisor, financial analyst, accounting manager, budget analyst, accountant, auditor, and more
  • The national average salary for a bachelor’s in accounting is $53,074 a year.
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Videos About Meredith's Accounting Program

Meredith’s undergraduate business programs prepares graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for today’s competitive and complex global business environment.

As a Meredith student, Victoria Kinney, ’18, set goals and achieved them, landing a position at SAS, one of the world’s leading employers, even before completing her degree.

Accounting News

Provost Matthew Poslusny announced on April 29 that Kimberly “Kim” Gladden Burke, Ph.D., will be the new dean of the Meredith College School of Business, effective July 1, 2021.  

Meredith College has maintained its accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools.

Contact Information
Office of the School of Business
Harris 111
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