Objectives

The Department of Accounting within Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University has built a strong reputation for excellence in accounting education and is highly regarded by accounting employers in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast.

Accounting graduates are recruited by the largest international, national, and regional accounting firms as well as local accounting firms, industry and government agencies.

The Department of Accounting offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree and the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Accounting. The faculty and staff in the department are deeply committed to the success of our students.

View the programs of study site or the undergraduate bulletin for more information about courses in the Accounting department.

Diversity Statement

The Accounting Department is committed to providing inclusive, dynamic learning experiences for all students. We value diversity and seek to foster a learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness.  

Latest News

Megan Winter, a Master of Science in Accounting student at App State, has earned a $10,000 scholarship

Master of Science in Accounting student earns $10,000 scholarship

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) recently announced that 253 students from U.S. colleges and universities have been sel...

A cyclist crosses a flooded New River on foot, bike in hand.

Sustainability research from App State helps neighborhoods prepare for extreme weather events

Researchers at Appalachian State University have teamed up with AT&T to provide climate data that could help at-risk neighborhoods prepa...

App State accounting organization earns superior status for 27th consecutive year

Appalachian State University's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (Epsilon Kappa Chapter) has earned Superior status for the most recent term.&n...

Accounting professor recognized for excellence in teaching

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University recognized seven faculty members for excellence in teaching during its Fall 2019 Faculty and Staff Meetin...

Accounting professor's research quoted in "Next Frontier in Auditing" post

Research from Dr. Mary Ann Hofmann, professor of accounting at Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business, was featured recently i...

Walker College staff members earn "shout out" for service

Members of the Walker College of Business staff have earned a Staff Senate Staff Shout Out for exemplary service in their work during the third quarte...

Programs

The keys to our students' success include the following programs and events:

The Junior Year Experience

This is a series of seminars for junior level students that prepare them for entering the internship and permanent employment market in their senior year. The seminars focus on resumé preparation, interview skills, business dress, dining etiquette, and employer expectations for entry-level accountants.

Internships in Accounting

Every spring semester, the majority of accounting students receive academic credit for their participation in full-time, off-campus internships in accounting firms and industry. The majority of these students receive full-time permanent job offers as a result of their internship.

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)

The Appalachian chapter of this national honorary fraternity in accounting has consistently earned superior chapter status from the national organization over the past twenty five years.

Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)/Appalachian Accountants

The Appalachian student chapter of the IMA provides exposure to a wide range of possible careers in accounting.  The chapter also programs activities and speakers to develop professional skills, explore fraud/forensic accounting topics, and learn about managerial accounting in the corporate environment.

CPA Exam Preparation

Appalachian students have consistently achieved high pass rates on the CPA exam, far exceeding the national average.

Upcoming Events