Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

Department of Accounting and Finance

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Department of Accounting and Finance provides a high-quality accounting and finance education that integrates technical skills with the development of personal attributes necessary for the continued growth and success of our graduates. We help our students build competence in technical accounting knowledge, communication, and critical thinking, as well as analytical, interpersonal, and technological skills. We offer competitive academic scholarships to assist students desiring to enter the program.

The Department of Accounting and Finance offers two undergraduate degrees, the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and the Bachelor of Science in Finance. These degrees have led to professional certification and career success for many aspiring accounting and finance professionals. 

The Department also offers an Accounting concentration within the MBA degree. This degree provides an ideal choice for students seeking an advanced degree with an accounting emphasis or desiring to obtain the 150 semester hours of course work required to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

The Department of Accounting and Finance has a rich legacy of educating business professionals with a strong comprehension of accounting. We were the first accounting program at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to receive the prestigious accreditation of AACSB International. This recognition provides evidence of the Department’s focus on maintaining highly-qualified faculty and high standards in student learning. Graduates of the Accounting Department regularly complete requirements for professional certifications such as the CPA and the CMA. In fact, the Accounting program is one of the largest producers of African-American Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in the nation.

Each year, our accounting majors are recruited by the Big Four accounting firms as well as national and regional accounting firms, Fortune 500 companies, and industrial firms, and large governmental agencies. These companies also offer an abundance of opportunities for summer internships. Thank you for taking time to explore how our department can contribute to your future success.

For more information on these programs, please contact:

Dr. Lisa Owens-Jackson, CPA
Department Chairperson and Associate Professor of Accounting
North Carolina A&T State University
Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics
Department of Accounting and Finance
1601 East Market Street
224 Merrick Hall
Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone: 336-334-7581
Fax: 336-256-2274
Email: AcctFin1983@ncat.edu