DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING

A Career You Can Count On.

Accounting is the universal business language. Learning this critical language will allow you to communicate and understand the financial operations of any organization in any industry across the globe. We prepare our students for careers in public accounting, industry, and governm​ent through required and elective courses in financial accounting, cost, audit, taxation, and internal auditing. Regardless of what industry you’re interested in, the beauty of accounting is that the skills you’ll learn are relevant to every organization, making accountants some of the most influential people in the business world.

Explore our accounting degree programs


Undergraduate 

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting prepares students to attain functional proficiency in accounting technology, demonstrate research skills, defend proposed solutions to accounting problems, and improve communication skills. 

BS ACCOUNTING

MINOR IN INTERNAL AUDITING

Graduate 

The Master of Accountancy program is a fifth-year professional program designed to provide students with a greater understanding of accounting and business — starting them on a course for true mastery of accounting principles and applications. 

Master of accountancy

PhD 

The PhD in Accounting is the mark of highest achievement in academic accounting. Our program is designed to produce scholars who will conduct top-tier, original research that makes a significant contribution to knowledge within the accounting discipline.

PHD ACCOUNTING

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Research

LSU Department of Accounting faculty and doctoral students regularly publish in top academic journals. We are committed to growing the knowledge, understanding, and innovation of the accounting field.

Accounting Research

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Faculty

Our internationally recognized faculty are leaders in their fields and are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and real-world experience with their students.

Meet the Accounting Faculty

 

The No. 1 Internal Auditing Program in the World

Selected by the Institute of Internal Auditors as the Pilot School to develop an innovative educational program in internal auditing

The LSU Center for Internal Auditing (LSUCIA) offers a unique and dynamic curriculum that emphasizes tactical, strategic, and operational auditing as a value-added consultative function. 

Learn what LSUCIA can for you.

 


The Student Experience

 

Programs for Professionals 

The Department of Accounting brings together the community of accounting professionals from the state and region for transformational continuing education experience. Attendees gain perfect their skills and learn the modern standards in accounting practice. Many of our training programs qualify for CPE/CLE credits. Learn more about our programs below.

tax seminar: January 11-12, 2023FRAUD & Forensic accounting conference: July 25-26, 2023

Accounting Advisory Board

The Accounting Advisory Board strengthens the department’s position as a premier institute of research and education. The advisory board serves as a body of counsel and a means of advancement for the department. The board connects accounting and industry professionals who seek to increase the department’s visibility. These talented professionals donate their time, abilities, and resources for our benefit.

meet the advisory board members

Tiger Tactics
Annual Magazine

Exceptional students, faculty, and alumni are profiled in Tiger Tactics, the department's annual magazine. The comprehensive publication highlights research achievements, student organizations, experiential learning opportunities, donor impact, and much more.  

read tiger tactics 2022

 

 

 

Accounting News

A team of five E. J. Ourso College of Business accounting students will advance to compete in Deloitte's national 2022-2023 Audit Innovation Campus Challenge (AICC).

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) awarded William "Bill" Balhoff CPA/CFF, CGMA, with the 2022 AICPA Gold Medal Award of Distinction at the fall meeting of AICPA's governing council.

LSU Department of Accounting Assistant Professors Stephanie Walton and William Buslepp recently partnered with current and former PhD students to publish articles in two scholarly journals.

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Department of Accounting

2800 Business Education Complex
501 South Quad Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
225-578-6202
accounting@lsu.edu 

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