Students can complete 2-3 years of coursework at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to finish their accounting degree.
The accounting curriculum is designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in accounting theory necessary for entry-level positions and career advancement after earning an accounting degree at Kent State. It encompasses a common body of concepts, conventions, principles, and theories essential to the professional competency of the certified public accountant, controller, industrial accountant, institutional accountant, and governmental accountant. The student is enabled to continue effective professional development through the more specialized programs provided by employers or through graduate studies.
Accounting graduates find employment with public accounting firms, corporations and other business enterprises, government agencies (such as the IRS and the FBI), and not-for-profit institutions (such as charitable organizations, hospitals, and retirement homes).
This major prepares students with the knowledge base and skills for entry-level positions and the foundation for a career as a professional accountant. Graduates can continue their professional development either through specialized programs provided by employers or through graduate studies.
Completion of the major prepares the student to take the Ohio CPA, the CMA, CIA and other professional certification examinations. The undergraduate major is part of the educational preparation for the Ohio CPA examination which requires 150 semester hours. Kent provides education to meet this requirement through the B.B.A. and M.S. degrees in accounting. Numerous job opportunities usually await the good accounting student.