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 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

RRI Seed Grant recipients share research outcomes

RRI Seed Grant recipients share research outcomes

A project from Dr. Tammy Kowalczyk, a professor of accounting in the Walker College of Business, is among those to receive Seed Grants to su...

Accounting student featured in IMA's Campus Connections

Accounting student featured in IMA's Campus Connections

Jaime Ziegenfuss Whitehead is the featured student in the Fall 2022 edition of Campus Connection, the newsletter for Institute of Management Acco...

Accounting students retain 'superior' status for App State's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an international honorary organization

Accounting students retain 'superior' status for App State's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an international honorary organization

Appalachian State University's Epsilon Kappa chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) — an international honorary organization for financial inform...

Get tax help: App State free tax lab now open

Get tax help: App State free tax lab now open

The Department of Accounting operates a free tax help lab for Appalachian State University students, faculty and staff. The department is part of the ...

Dr. Pennie Bagley, Dr. Ken Brackney

Bagley, Brackney named Peacock Accounting Professors

Two Appalachian State University professors have been appointed to the Kenneth E. Peacock Accounting Professorship in the Walker College of ...

Charles Johnson III, a 2021–22 Fleming Scholar from Parkton, receives his Fleming Scholars pin from Judge Gary Henderson ’92 ’94 during the Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship Reception held Oct. 29 on Appalachian State University’s campus.

App State announces recipients of its Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship, including intended accounting major

Four first-year students at Appalachian State University have been named recipients of the Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship, a merit-based ...

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