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.
The Accounting program blends general business knowledge and fundamental skills in accounting to accounting theory, auditing, and individual income taxation to prepare you for a rewarding career, as well as building a foundation for professional licensing.
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
- Prepare for professional employment in corporate, not-for-profit, small business, and public accounting.
- 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
- Benefit from a curriculum that helps you build a solid foundation of technical and analytical skills and, through the use of experiential learning, connects studies to real-world applications
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.
You can gain relevant out-of-classroom experience through paid internships and volunteer opportunities in the community. You have the option to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which offers free tax preparation assistance to qualifying individuals.
Recent internships include:
- Crowe LLP
- Casella Waste Systems
- CBIZ, Inc.
- Johnson Lambert LLP
Successful Outcomes in Accounting
Graduates of the Accounting Program are prepared for careers in corporations, non-profit organizations, small businesses, and the government sector as business managers, staff accountants, auditors, tax associates, credit and collections managers, accounts payable and receivables specialists, and financial analysts.
Graduates with an Accounting degree have worked at companies such as
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.