Introduction

Accounting is the systematic study of how an organization records financial transactions and communicates the results of such transactions. It studies the standard accounting financial statements and seeks to analyze the entity’s operating results and discusses ways in which various users can utilize accounting information. The major provides students with international accounting knowledge and experience in strict accordance with international accounting standards, and develop students’ international accounting literacy studies, enabling them to be qualified for various roles in accounting profession. Furthermore, in response to the emerging complex financial instruments traded in the capital market and an increasing demand for accounting professionals in investment analysis, our program provides students with an advanced training, which includes the utilization of accounting software packages that can be used for analyzing enterprises’ financial accounting information and as a reference for selecting investment targets in the capital markets. The program also integrates Bloomberg terminals fully and partially into relevant courses. The program looks to both the business and none-profit sectors of the community. The B.S. in Accounting Program will prepare students for various positions in accounting. Graduates of this program who have earned 150 college credit hours are eligible to sit in for the American CPA examination. The program is CPA Australia accredited as well. In May 2019, the Collaboration Memorandum for practicum and internship was signed between WKU and Grant Thornton International Ltd, which offer students more hands-on experience in accounting area. Additionally, students have access to digital books, journals and other types of resources in both WKU and KUSA. Database such as CEIC China Database, CSMAR, Global Business insight are all available for student’s academic study.

 

Career Prospects  

B.S. in Accounting is one of the most welcomed business programs in our university that offers professional knowledge and skills training for students. Graduated with the accounting qualification certificate, our students are highly recognized in business community and government entities. Students who equip themselves with professional skills during the undergraduate studies are qualified for various roles in the accounting profession. In addition, CPA Australia certification also helps students to stand out during job hunting, and gain promotion and more career opportunities.

Our graduates are employed in various fields in accounting and finance. Over half of our graduates continue to pursue graduate degrees overseas.

Selected Graduate Schools:

USA British Commonwealth China
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign King’s college London, UK Chinese University of Hong Kong
Johns Hopkins University University of Glasgow, UK Hong Kong Baptist University
George Washington University University of Sydney, Australia Hong Kong Polytechnic University
State University of New York Australian National University University of Macau
Binghamton University University of Southampton, UK Peking University Shenzhen International Law School
University of California-Davis University of Leeds, UK
Southern Methodist University University of Exeter, UK

(Source:2017 Wenzhou-Kean University Graduate Employment Quality Report)

 

Knowledge and Skills

Accounting involves studies on management accounting systems and management functions, providing financial accounting for governments, schools, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations. Students are expected to be familiar with all types of commercial fraud cases, including occupational fraud and non-professional fraud. Meanwhile, in our program, the digital information technology is introduced to the design and operation of the accounting system, and students are instructed to apply it to accounting and other related business processes. The program also develops students’ skills in preparing financial statements, including analysis of liability reports, shareholder equity and investments, and the training of analyzing company’s accounting/financial data enables students to perform stock selection in the capital markets.

 

Core Courses

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting Systems
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Federal Income Taxes
  • Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • International Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Business Law

 

Find out more information about Accounting B.S. in Kean University:

https://www.kean.edu/academics/programs/accounting