Accounting

Do More Than Get a Job. Launch a Career in Accounting.

The Accounting program prepares students for careers in accounting and consulting firms, investment banks, and other institutions. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to do a paid professional internship, built into the curriculum, during senior year.

The Master of Science in Accountancy program is consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the country due to its transformative curriculum, exam pass rates, faculty, and internship opportunities. Layered on top of these unparalleled features of the program are personalized career preparation services that help our students achieve their professional goals.

The rigorous curriculum and Wake Forest’s wrap-around career preparation services position our graduates for immediate career success. Students typically receive multiple job offers with competitive salaries at major regional, national, and international accounting and finance firms.

Wake Forest’s Center for Market Readiness & Employment offers extensive programs and resources to further professional development. Our team of career experts have a close pulse on the marketplace, helping students to tailor their preparation to meet individual goals and succeed in the ever-evolving accounting field.

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Skill Building Courses

Finance Foundations: Business Valuation

Taught by Earl Stice
Do you know the value of your business? Business valuation is critical when selling a small business, bringing on a…

How to Budget on a Starting Salary

Taught by Madecraft
Transitioning to a job with a starting salary is exciting, but creating a budget based upon it can be completely…

Finance Foundations: Risk Management

Taught by Jason Schenker
Risk isn’t something we usually think about until it’s too late. Financial risk management allows you to prepare for the…

Excel: Analyzing and Visualizing Cash Flows

Taught by Curt Frye
By learning how to evaluate and visualize cash flows for your business, you can make more informed decisions about prospects…

Business Math

Taught by Earl Stice
If you lack a zest for numbers, you may have been tempted to disregard math after wrapping up your formal…

Finance and Accounting Tips

Taught by Earl Stice
Are you curious about the financial details of big companies like Walmart and Boeing, but shy away from further investigation…

Freelancing and Consulting in User Experience

Taught by Cory Lebson
Freelancing provides you with the freedom to choose your clients and UX projects, and—as you enjoy this increased flexibility—it can…

Financial Wellness for Couples and Families

Taught by Amanda Clayman
Unlike learning how to ride a bike or swim, many of us don’t receive explicit instruction from our parents about…

Managerial Economics

Taught by Stefan Michel
Managers can use economics to strategize and solve a variety of business problems, from the mundane to the mission critical.…

Personal Finance Tips and Tricks

Taught by Amanda Clayman
No matter where you are in your financial life, personal finance experts Jane Barratt and Amanda Clayman can help you…

Running a Profitable Business: Calculating Breakeven

Taught by Earl Stice
Starting a business can be pricey. Breakeven analysis and cost-volume-profit analysis will help you understand when—and if—your business will start…

Financial Analysis: Making Business Projections

Taught by Rudolph Rosenberg
Estimating future financial performance plays a big part in the life of start-ups and corporations large and small. By looking…

Taxes and Accounting for Music

Taught by Richard Stim
Most musicians count themselves lucky to make money at a career they love. But income means taxes, and taxes can…

Managing Your Personal Investments

Taught by Jane Barratt
Learn how to invest your money and make it work harder for you. In this course, investment advisor Jane Barratt…

Running a Profitable Business: Revenue Recognition

Taught by Earl Stice
Revenue recognition determines when a sale should be recorded: This month or next month? This year or next year? This…

Financial Wellness: Managing Personal Cash Flow

Taught by Amanda Clayman
Even if you’re normally levelheaded, “your brain on money” is different, and it can keep you financially stuck. In this…

Running a Profitable Business: Understanding Cash Flow

Taught by Earl Stice
The cash flow statement is one of the three primary financial statements, but because it has only been around since…

Accounting Foundations: Managerial Accounting

Taught by Earl Stice
Managerial accounting helps managers make decisions using an organization’s financial data. An understanding of managerial accounting helps you figure out…

Finance for Non-Financial Managers (2015)

Taught by Earl Stice
If you’re looking to grow your career and take on greater responsibility within your organization, you’ll need to demonstrate a…

Finance Essentials for Small Business

Taught by Earl Stice
Manage your small business successfully with these finance essentials from accounting professors Jim and Kay Stice. They explain the five…

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Wake Forest University
School of Business | Farrell Hall
Student Engagement Suite
P.O. Box 7897
Winston-Salem, NC 27109