Accounting Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Accounting Degree

The accounting program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University prepares students for a career as a staff accountant, public accountant, tax accountant, financial analyst, business analyst, financial reporting manager, and controller. The program focuses on accounting and related business functions. Program courses include: accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, and professional standards and ethics. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer accounting degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Accounting Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree157
Master's Degree67

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male130
Female94

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian21
Black6
Hispanic5
White165
Unknown9

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Accounting program at Virginia Tech, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Accountants

Description

Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, accountants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 15.7% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
    • Total Employment: 390
    • Average Hourly Rate: $28.50
    • Average Annual Salary: $59,270

Budget Analysts

Description

Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, budget analysts employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.4% from 2010 to 2020

Credit Analysts

Description

Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, credit analysts employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.7% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Accounting Programs in Virginia

Accounting programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Radford University

Radford, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 34 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

National College - Salem

Salem, VA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 41 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (A,B)
  • Bookkeeping (A,B)

Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Accounting (B)
  • Accounting and Business and Management (B)

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 490 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (C,A,B,M)

Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

Averett University

Danville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

Averett University - Non - Traditional Programs

Danville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

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