Accounting Concentration

Vanderbilt's Accounting courses help you understand and assess how well a company's accounting performance reflects economic reality. Our courses turn you into a sophisticated interpreter of accounting information. You will know the functions, limitations and challenges of financial accounting and understand and evaluate financial accounting reporting practices. You will understand the role of financial reporting in the capital markets and appreciate its importance as a tool for business managers.

Owen's Accounting faculty members are actively involved in accounting and auditing research. Accounting faculty members serve on the editorial boards of leading accounting research journals and are often cited in leading business media like the Wall Street Journal.

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Required Courses

Number Course Title
Credits
411A Financial Reporting I
2
411B Financial Reporting II
2

Electives—choose eight credit hours from the following

Number Course Title
Credits
412 Taxation of Business and Investment Transactions
2
413 Advanced Management Accounting
2
416 Advanced Cost Accounting
2
417 Accounting Information Systems
2
511 Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis
2
512 Federal Taxation of Business Entities
2
513 Financial Statement Analysis
2
518 Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs
2
539F Federal Income Tax of Mergers and Acquisitions
2