B.Accy. in Accountancy
Turn Vision into Value
The rapidly rising demand for accountants has made this profession one of the fastest growing in the nation. Students with diverse backgrounds, abilities and interests all have opportunities in accounting.
Accounting is known as the language of business and provides an academic foundation that is highly valuable for public accounting, managerial accounting, financial management and investing, as well as business fields in general.
The Patterson School of Accountancy is a mainstay in the national rankings of accounting programs. We have been nationally ranked in the Public Accounting Report rankings (the primary national accounting ranking) every year since 2005. Our program is consistently ranked among the top 10 nationally and boasts a premier internship program that provides students with the tools needed to be successful.
Accountancy is an outstanding field of study for virtually any career within the business world and is also an excellent choice for students interested in law school, medical school, and other professional fields. Virtually 100 percent of our master's graduates are placed in well-paying jobs, and many students have employment offers as early as 15 months before they graduate.
The Patterson School of Accountancy began a formal internship program in spring 2004, with the goal of giving students real-world practical accounting experience. A secondary objective of the program is to foster relationships between the students and employers to promote employment placement.
The Patterson School typically has well more than 200 interns per year (with the vast majority in the spring) and these students intern with firms and companies all over the United States. The Patterson School generally has interns in more than 20 states from coast to coast and we often have 2 or 3 interns in Europe or Asia.
B.Accy. in Accountancy Faculty
The Patterson School of Accountancy is known for its tradition of teaching excellence and commitment to students. This commitment is alive and well today, and several current accountancy faculty have won the university-wide Outstanding Teacher Award.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Accountancy degree include accountancy courses such as Accy 201, 202, 303, 304, 309, 310, 401, 402, 405, 407, and 411. To see a full list of courses and other degree requirements please see the undergraduate course catalog.
Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Accountancy degree program are the same as the general undergraduate admission requirements.
Students can help build their personal brand by serving in leadership roles for student organizations such as the Associated Accounting Student Body, National Association of Black Accountants, and Beta Alpha Psi at the University of Mississippi.