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Accountancy

The Accountancy knowledge domain serves the needs of students who want to pursue the CPA designation or simply attain a better understanding of Accounting, the language of business.

Faculty Advisor: Frederick Lindahl, lindahl@gwu.edu, 202-994-5639.

Suggested tracks within Accountancy

  • Controllership / Corporate Financial Management
    • Accy 6104 — Intermediate Accounting I
    • Accy 6106 — Financial Statement Analysis
    • Accy 6202 — Accounting and Control
    • Accy 6203 — Controls, Alignment and the Organization
    • Accy 6501 — Accounting Information Systems & EDP
  • Investment and Financial Analysis
    • Accy 6104 — Intermediate Accounting I
    • Accy 6105 — Intermediate Accounting II
    • Accy 6106 — Financial Statement Analysis
    • Accy 6900 — Taxation of Financial Instruments
  • International Accounting and Taxation
    • Accy 6110 — International Reporting and Control
    • Accy 6111 — International Accounting
    • Accy 6112 — International Financial Reporting Standards
    • Accy 6900 — International Taxation
  • Government and Non-profit Accounting
    • Accy 6701 — Government Accounting and Auditing
    • Accy 6900 — Management Accy: Gov. and Not for Profit

For students wishing to sit for the CPA exam, we recommend taking the following courses in addition to the MBA core courses.
Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting:

  • Accy 6104 Intermediate Accounting I
  • Accy 6105 Intermediate Accounting II
  • Accy 6112 International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Accy 6201 Managerial Accounting (mgt. accy I)
  • Accy 6202 Accounting and Control (mgt.accy II
  • Accy 6301 Contemporary Auditing Theory
  • Accy 6401 Federal Income Taxation
  • Accy 6402 Federal Income Taxation of Partnerships
  • Accy 6403 Federal Income Taxation of Corporations
  • Accy 6501 Accounting Information Systems & EDP
  • Accy 6601 Business Law: Contracts, Torts and Property
  • Accy 6602 Business Law: Enterprise Organization
  • Accy 6701 Government Accounting and Auditing
  • Accy 6801 Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Accy 6900 Advanced Accounting

CPA information and requirements for each state:
Information regarding preparation for the CPA:

Possible Job Titles for MBAs in Accountancy

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller
  • Financial Analyst
  • Finance Director
  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Cost & Budget Analyst

A Selection of Companies Hiring MBAs in Accountancy

  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • PWC
  • Accenture
  • Independent CPA firms
  • Federal Government