BA Accounting

Ready to steer an organization’s financial course, prevent fraud and help businesses make sound decisions about managing their money? Saint Leo’s Accounting program prepares you to succeed as a financial leader.

Why choose Accounting at Saint Leo?

When recruiters look for talent, the first factor they consider is education. Saint Leo's Accounting faculty has worked hard to differentiate the program and hold students to a higher standard of excellence. Over the last few years, the department has made significant improvements, adding new professors and revising the curriculum. As a student at one of Saint Leo’s Education Centers, you’ll reap the same benefits as University Campus students.

Whether you're looking to become a CPA or CMA, Saint Leo's Accounting degree will help you master challenging concepts, including auditing, financial statement analysis, cost accounting and forecasting.

Saint Leo's IACBE-accredited Donald R. Tapia School of Business also offers a Business Administration degree with an Accounting specialization. The Accounting degree requires more advanced accounting and auditing courses than the Business Administration degree.

Some amazing classes you can take

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Professional development opportunities

  • CPA certification: Prepare for the exam. Accumulate the required credit hours to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
  • Internships: Understand the importance of accounting in the real world, and your ethical responsibilities as a practitioner. Accounting students have interned at Entegra Power Services; Sunrise of Pasco County; Grant Thorton, CPA; SK Financial Services, CPA; Crowe Horwath, CPA; Seema Jain, CPA; and Bashor & Legendre, LLP, CPA.
  • Job-ready prep: Learn essential business skills like resume writing, presenting and interviewing.

What can you do with a degree in Accounting?

Most graduates find entry-level accounting positions in profit, nonprofit and government organizations.

  • CPA
  • Auditor
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • IRS Investigator
  • Controller
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Tax Accountant

Where are Saint Leo Accounting grads now?

  • North Carolina State University
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Ernst & Young
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Entegra
  • SK Financial Services
  • Special Operations Command (SOCOM)