Accounting majors enjoy business mathematics and the role accounting systems play in a modern business or governmental agency. Accounting requires an in-depth knowledge of how accounting systems are structured and implemented. Understanding these systems requires an ability to focus on details, remember the many federal and state laws that control such systems, and a broader view of how business organizations function. Accounting courses present an above average challenge in the amount of work they require. The accounting firms that hire many, but certainly not all of these majors, seek students with a high grade point averages. Accounting majors may enjoy reading business magazines or articles, politics, learn strategies for business success, and apply mathematics to practical problems.
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The required and elective courses you would take for Accounting majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.
Various specializations related to a major in Accounting may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to: