Accounting professionals use data to transform our world. When you complete your accounting studies at Winston-Salem State University and turn your tassel, you’ll be prepared to serve your community ethically, analytically and skillfully.
You’ll spend four to six years (you can attend full or part time) learning the latest from the industry, directly in the field. Your classroom studies will be spent on WSSU’s campus, located in one of the lowest cost-of-living cities in the country.
After earning your bachelor’s in accounting at WSSU, you’ll be qualified to pursue entry-level positions and graduate studies — and to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examinations.
Data analytics certificate option at Winston-Salem State University
Show your future employers your proficiency in data analytics with a certificate — it’s a powerful appeal to firms hiring our graduates. WSSU is the first HBCU in the country to offer data analytics certificates in an undergraduate bachelor’s of accounting curriculum.
Throughout your WSSU bachelor accounting degree, you’ll go beyond the classroom and practice in the real world as you learn the advanced skills you’ll need for a successful career in accounting. Build a network through internships and student organizations that will serve you as a student and a WSSU graduate, enhance your professional skill set and shape your future in accounting.
Our hands-on learning opportunities make WSSU stand out among the best accounting schools. We’ve placed students in internships with Ernst & Young, Deloitte and PwC, to name a few. Many students go on to work for these and other respected firms following an internship through WSSU.
All WSSU students receive one-on-one guidance from professors. All upper-division courses in accounting are limited to 15–25 students, allowing your teachers to give you personal attention and support.
WSSU students make a difference for our community while advancing their professional skills. Many students participate in service learning by helping low-income residents in the Piedmont Triad prepare their income tax forms.
Many WSSU students begin their career in accounting with public accounting firms such as PwC and Ernst & Young, where we place students for internships to help them get a foot in the door. Other graduates go on to earn master’s degrees and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensures.
With your WSSU bachelor in accounting, your career path options include:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an average of 135,000 job openings for accountants and auditors every year until 2030.
Earn as much as $24,000–$92,000 more by opening the door to a career in accounting with a bachelor’s in accounting from WSSU. Accounting clerks, a position which typically does not require a bachelor’s, earn about $42,000 on average, while cost estimators average $66,000 and financial managers $134,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
WSSU courses in accounting take into consideration the primary needs of your future employers, so you’ll have a full docket of valued, marketable skills when you start your career in accounting.When we added a course on accounting data analytics to our bachelor accounting degree program, the Director of PwC, the public accounting firm, said they were “thrilled with the creation of the new course and the impact of the three PwC interns.”
Bachelor in accounting courses include:
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WSSU offers a distinctive HBCU experience with many opportunities to make positive changes in our community. In fact, WSSU is among the top 10 HBCUs changing the world!
In addition to university-wide student organizations, accounting degree students can participate in the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), which supports a network of more than 200,000 black professionals and will help you develop your skills.
Every year, two accounting students receive full sponsorship for their CPA exam fees. WSSU students also participate in regional competitions and earn scholarship money as a team.
Even better, your education will already be affordable because the state heavily subsidizes your WSSU accounting degree.
Every student receives individualized counsel from WSSU professors throughout their bachelor accounting degree, and every student and alumnus receives support from WSSU Career Development Services — from getting one-on-one help editing a cover letter to finding a summer job through the Hire-a-Ram Student Employment Program.
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Most of my accounting courses were incredibly challenging, but it felt good knowing that I worked hard to get the grades I received. This program inspired me to earn a graduate degree in accounting.
Winston-Salem State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Winston-Salem State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website.