Accounting is often referred to as "the language of business." As a student in Castleton's Accounting program, you will be prepared to pave your path to a successful career in public, managerial, and governmental accounting.
You will gain professional knowledge in accounting theory, auditing, and individual income taxation from first-rate professors. Castleton's faculty members have extensive experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
As an Accounting major at Castleton, you will benefit from the interdisciplinary nature of the program, which includes courses in management, marketing, business communication, business law, strategy, economics, and more.
Highlights of the Accounting Degree
- The Accounting program provides a well-rounded education in business while allowing you to focus on your specific interests
- Develop analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills through a variety of hands-on learning experiences, such as income tax preparation for seniors in the local community
- Accounting graduates are well-positioned to continue their education at the graduate level, including Castleton's Master of Business Administration, or to obtain CPA licensure
Careers in Accounting
Ambitious graduates can find a wealth of opportunities with a career in accounting. Accountants are in high demand, and starting salaries are usually among the top offered to recent college graduates.
An Accounting degree can set you on a path for a career as:
- Accounts payable/receivable clerk
- Budget analyst
- Chief Financial Officer
- Financial Planner
- Forensic Accounting
- Government Accounting
- Payroll Clerk
- Tax Accountant
Graduates with an Accounting degree have worked at companies such as KPMG, Casella Waste Systems, Cbiz Tofias, Johnson Lambert LLP, and Orvis.
Accounting Outside the Classroom
Castleton's Accounting program provides students with opportunities to engage in meaningful hands-on, real-world experience in a supportive setting.
As part of the Individual Tax Preparation course, you will complete the Internal Revenue Service's VITA/TCE Curriculum. VITA/TC certifies you to participate in voluntary income tax assistance or tax counseling for the elderly throughout Rutland County.
Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration
Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management, and administration, was established to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.
Induction into Sigma Beta Delta is by invitation only and is limited to undergraduate juniors, seniors, and graduate students who rank in the upper 20% of their class at the time of invitation.