About Accounting

Accounting is one of the options available to students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  The Winthrop Accounting program flourishes in a small class environment where professors are dedicated to classroom excellence in guiding students through the program to provide a foundation for careers in accounting.  The undergraduate degree is the first phase of an integrated program leading to an MBA with an accounting emphasis for those students who desire to pursue an MBA and become a Certified Public Accountant.  The undergraduate Accounting option also prepares students for many entry-level positions in the accounting area while the graduate program complies with South Carolina's 150-semester-hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam.  Following completion of general education requirements, students take a challenging curriculum of core business courses, finishing with in-depth classes such as intermediate accounting, individual and corporate tax, auditing, and accounting information systems.

Accounting at Winthrop

There are many reasons to study accounting, and many more to do it at Winthrop.

Here, you'll develop a strong background in business and get hands-on experience in modern accounting strategies and best practices. The program integrates strong accounting courses with opportunities for real world experience providing a solid business framework.

Our accounting program is dynamic and focused. You'll get started right away, taking core courses like Computer Applications for Business and continuing to progress to more courses requiring the development and application of critical and analytical thinking skills.  Guided by highly accomplished faculty who care about your success, you'll build the foundation you need to pursue an accounting-track MBA and/or take one of the professional exams for certification, such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.

Here's what you will find at Winthrop:

  • Small classes and one-on-one contact with faculty mentors provides a unique, personalized experience
  • Significant emphasis on internships with all sizes of employers located locally and around the world.
  • Opportunity to gain experience through membership in Beta Alpha Psi, the International Honor Society for Accounting, Finance and Information System Professionals.
  • Opportunity to network with alumni and other professionals to gain help with making career choices