“When I start my own business, I want to be able to manage the finances and not rely on anyone else. I also enjoy helping people and want to be able to offer them solid financial advice.”
You should major in accounting if:
- You’re detail-oriented, patient, and like working with numbers.
- You like a challenge, and you want to find solutions by analyzing and interpreting data.
- You want a high-paying career as a certified public accountant, auditor, or chief financial officer.
In the accounting program at UL Lafayette, you’ll learn to gather, record, analyze, interpret and communicate information about a person’s or organization’s financial performance and risks. You will also develop problem-solving, critical thinking, technology, and communication skills.
Accounting at UL Lafayette
What's Accounting Like?
Group work & collaboration
We are among the top 1% of business schools worldwide accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB.
Life as an Accounting Major
Get to know accounting professionals while earning your degree. Accounting firms and industry professionals regularly visit classes to share their experiences and recruit interns. The Department of Accounting hosts speed interviewing with accounting firms, and our accounting student organizations hold professional development events every semester.
Prepare for Your Career
Connect with companies and firms to get on-the-job experience through internships or part-time employment before graduation. You’ll also receive assistance writing cover letters and resumes.More about internships
CPA Exam Prep
In our accounting program, you will graduate with the knowledge and skills to enroll in our online master’s in accounting program. The master’s program provides the necessary credit hours to be licensed as a certified public accountant in the state of Louisiana.
Business Secrets LLC
The Business Secrets Living-Learning Community (LLC) connects you with other first-year students who share your interest in business. LLC members live in the same residence hall on campus, take classes together, and participate in events and programs focused on starting and managing a business.More about LLCs