Accounting: The language of business

Accountants play a vital role in any management team. In today’s ever changing business environment, the best decisions can only be made with accurate, meaningful financial information. This is why accounting is often called the “language of business.”

If finance and business principles interest you, a career in accounting could be your best bet. Accountants ensure organizations are run efficiently, public records kept accurately, and taxes paid properly and on time.

At the University of Saint Mary, accounting majors are prepared for management by learning key areas essential for business, including:

• Financial accounting
• Managerial accounting
• Income taxation
• Auditing

Through projects and class team work, students gain pre-professional concepts that prepare them for the real world. Concepts offered are:

• Bookkeeping
• Payroll preparation
• Loan and finance calculations
• Manufacturing costs
• Preparing management reports

You’ll experience hands-on teaching from experienced professors with years of accounting and information technology experience. Why this unique blend? At USM, we believe the two fields go hand-in-hand – and are immediately applicable to the day-to-day world of accounting. That means graduates will be better prepared for success upon graduation.