Why study accounting?

Job security. The American economy relies on the work of accountants. At USF, you’ll learn the practical accounting skills and the values-driven business principles you’ll need to be a leader in your profession.

Companies, and the people they serve, need trusted and transparent financial statements. When you study accounting at USF, you’ll get a solid accounting foundation, a broad education, and practical understanding of the business world.

But, is it right for me?

We asked our professors, and they said accountants:

  • Work well with other people (it’s not just about the numbers)
  • Like to work with numbers (because it’s still a little about the numbers)
  • Can see patterns and pay attention to detail
  • Think critically about what numbers and data mean for day-to-day operations

Skills You'll Obtain

Examine financial statements for accuracy

Develop understanding of common business practices

Learn how to “translate” the language of numbers to managers

In class, students use project based learning, write business plans, complete simulations, and engage in case studies of actual business situations to apply their learning in real-world situations.– Dr. Bob Lee, Dean

After Graduation

Remember, the job growth for accounting is expected to grow faster than average. Plus, you have the individual support of professors who want you to start a lucrative and happy career. (Perk of small classes? Professors who know you, like you, and personally root for you.)

The accounting job outlook looks good. Currently, our graduates work at:

  • BKD Accounting
  • McGaddery Accounting
  • Lincoln Financial
  • Steel Dynamics