University Catalog 2023-2024

Department of Accounting

The accounting program provides education and training to individuals who plan to pursue careers as professional accountants in consulting, business, government, and industry. The Department of Accounting offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Accounting degrees. The Bachelor of Science degree provides a general business foundation including courses in business statistics, statistical programming and business analytics with a depth of specialization in accounting issues and skills. Students develop interpersonal, teamwork and problem-solving skills, and learn how to apply technology in the accounting field. The curriculum includes financial and managerial accounting, taxation, business law and ethics, auditing and accounting information systems. Five additional focus areas are offered: financial analysis, information systems, managerial accounting, internal auditing, and government/nonprofit accounting. High achieving students completing the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program may choose to apply directly to the Master of Accounting (MAC) program, earning the graduate degree with just one additional year of coursework. Successful completion of the graduate program qualifies students to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. High performing students with a B.S. degree in other majors are also eligible to apply to the MAC program by completing online prerequisites.

The Master of Accounting (MAC) degree program produces professionals with a more specialized knowledge of accounting skills and satisfies the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants mandated 150-hour education requirement for certification.

A minor in accounting is also offered to students interested in gaining a basic knowledge of accounting to supplement another degree, or to prepare for a graduate program in Accounting.


The field of accounting deals with identifying, measuring and communicating information to assist individuals and companies in making informed economic decisions. Accounting provides students with excellent career opportunities. Individuals graduating with an accounting degree can expect to be exposed to all aspects of an organization from a broad top-down perspective.

Curriculum and Degree Requirements

The accounting major requires that students complete 120 credits towards the degree. Additionally, accounting majors are subject to the university and college's residency requirements.In addition to completing 30 credit hours of their major course requirements for the accounting degree at NC State University, students must take ACC 450 and three of the following four courses at NC State: ACC 310, ACC 311, ACC 330 and ACC 340.

Accounting Department
Poole College of Management
3102 Nelson Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695

Kathy Krawczyk
Interim Department Head
Dixon Hughes Goodman Professor of Accounting


Department Head

  • Kathy Krawczyk

Director of Undergraduate Programs

  • Roby Sawyers