George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

accounting major

Accounting Major

Today’s demand for accurate and honest financial reporting fosters an unprecedented need for accountants in all industries. Mason's accounting degree prepares you for accounting careers in public, private, and governmental accounting.

As a Mason accounting major, you will learn:

  • Financial and managerial accounting
  • Auditing
  • Tax accounting
  • Accounting information systems
  • Professional responsibilities and ethics
  • The accounting profession and its role in business

Accounting faculty members can provide additional information on accounting careers. To learn more information about the faculty mentor program, please contact businfo@gmu.edu.

Accelerated MS in Accounting

The Accelerated MS in Accounting degree is designed exclusively for high-performing students pursuing a BS in Accounting at Mason. Students can earn both a BS and MS Accounting degrees in just 5 years, while working towards the 150 credits needed for the CPA requirements and becoming a more valuable prospect to employers.

Learning Goals for Accounting Major

  • Record, analyze, interpret and communicate financial and non-financial information for users of such information in accordance with applicable professional authoritative literature
  • Become aware of the uses of technology in business
  • Communicate effectively
  • Increase knowledge about the legal environment of business
  • Learn how to be critical thinkers

View the accounting curriculum in the current University Catalog or University Catalog Archives. You may also find a sample 4-year plan on the Resources page.