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.

Latest News

Bagley Named New Department Chair

The Department of Accounting in Appalachian State University‚Äôs Walker College of Business has named Pennie Bagley as its new cha...

Accounting professor among those chosen to receive Chancellor's 2018 Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program award

Accounting professor among those chosen to receive Chancellor's 2018 Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program award...

2018 Business Leaders Magazine, Appalachian State University

New business leaders magazine available online

The latest of edition of Business Leaders magazine is now available online at business.appstate.edu/magazine.Business Leaders magazine ...

Maheder Yohannes

Senior accounting major selected for PwC's international intern experience

Appalachian State University senior accounting major Maheder Yohannes has been selected to travel to Sydney, Australia to represent the...

Free tax help for Appalachian students, faculty and staff

Free tax help available for students, faculty and staff

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

Appalachian State University Research

Accounting research cited by American Institute of CPAs, first quantitative evidence for SMEs framework

Research on the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Financial Reporting Framework for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) co-author...


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.

CPA Exam Preparation

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