Sarah Thorrick - College of Business - Loyola University New Orleans

Join the ranks of the well-employed

Accountants are among the best paid professionals in the world. The Bachelor of Accountancy program at Loyola will provide you with the accounting knowledge, skills, abilities, values, and attitudes you will need to succeed as a member of one of the most respected of professions.

Additionally, the program will prepare you to be a leader and a decision-maker in the diverse, world-wide community of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Should you decide to pursue your CPA license after graduation, the program will also get you well on your way by fulfilling the majority of the coursework requirements for most state certification exams.

With service-learning options that will put your accounting skills to real-world use, a uniquely qualified faculty with nearly a century of combined industry experience, and advanced academic and technological resources, the Bachelor of Accountancy program is your start to a great career. 

What You Will Learn

  • Gives you the skills and ethics you’ll need to boost your bottom line. You’ll learn how to be a public or private sector leader and a decision-maker in global business, government, and not-forprofits.
  • Your coursework will put you steps ahead if you want to get your CPA—fulfilling 120 of the 150 required hours for most state certification exams
  • Service-learning opportunities will put your skills to real-world use drawing upon a uniquely qualified faculty with nearly a century of combined industry experience.

Sample Courses

With a combination of accounting courses and core business curriculum from the economics, marketing, management, and finance departments, our program will train you to be both an effective accountant and a business leader.

  • Financial Accounting for Decision Making

This course will introduce students to accounting and demonstrate the importance of accounting to society and their future careers. Students will understand the essential financial components of businesses and realize that accounting is imperative in decision making for investors, creditors, management, and others.

  • Managerial Accounting for Decision Making

This course covers uses of accounting for managerial decision making to aid planning and control activities in business enterprises. Topics include methods for determining the costs of products and services, for assessing product and project profitability, and for budgeting and monitoring costs and profits. Tax Accounting I This course examines the concepts and methods of determining federal income tax liability for individuals. Topics emphasized include personal deductions, capital gain and loss provisions, and accounting methods.

  • Accounting for Public Sector Entities

This course studies accounting, budgeting, fiscal processes, and the financial records of governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. Fund accounting is introduced and emphasized.

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Accounting Course Information