A Career You Can Count On.
Accounting is the universal business language. Learning this critical language will allow you to communicate and understand the financial operations of any organization in any industry across the globe. We prepare our students for careers in public accounting, industry, and government through required and elective courses in financial accounting, cost, audit, taxation, and internal auditing. Regardless of what industry you’re interested in, the beauty of accounting is that the skills you’ll learn are relevant to every organization, making accountants some of the most influential people in the business world.
Explore our accounting degree programs
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting prepares students to attain functional proficiency in accounting technology, demonstrate research skills, defend proposed solutions to accounting problems, and improve communication skills.
The Master of Accountancy program is a fifth-year professional program designed to provide students with a greater understanding of accounting and business — starting them on a course for true mastery of accounting principles and applications.
The PhD in Accounting is the mark of highest achievement in academic accounting. Our program is designed to produce scholars who will conduct top-tier, original research that makes a significant contribution to knowledge within the accounting discipline.
LSU Department of Accounting faculty and doctoral students regularly publish in top academic journals. We are committed to growing the knowledge, understanding, and innovation of the accounting field.
Our internationally recognized faculty are leaders in their fields and are dedicated
to sharing their knowledge and real-world experience with their students.
The No. 1 Internal Auditing Program in the World
Selected by the Institute of Internal Auditors as the Pilot School to develop an innovative educational program in internal auditing
The LSU Center for Internal Auditing & Cybersecurity Risk Management (LSUCIA&CRM) offers a unique and dynamic curriculum that emphasizes tactical, strategic, and operational auditing as a value-added consultative function.
The Student Experience
Programs for Professionals
The Department of Accounting brings together the community of accounting professionals from the state and region for transformational continuing education experience. Attendees gain perfect their skills and learn the modern standards in accounting practice. Many of our training programs qualify for CPE/CLE credits. Learn more about our programs below.
tax seminarFRAUD & Forensic accounting conference: July 25-26, 2023
Accounting Advisory Board
The Accounting Advisory Board strengthens the department’s position as a premier institute of research and education. The advisory board serves as a body of counsel and a means of advancement for the department. The board connects accounting and industry professionals who seek to increase the department’s visibility. These talented professionals donate their time, abilities, and resources for our benefit.
Exceptional students, faculty, and alumni are profiled in Tiger Tactics, the department's annual magazine. The comprehensive publication highlights research achievements, student organizations, experiential learning opportunities, donor impact, and much more.
The LSU Center for Internal Auditing, the world's first and best university-based internal audit education program, is expanding to include a greater focus on cybersecurity risk and environmental, social & governance (ESG) reporting. In recognition of these changes, the program has been renamed the LSU Center for Internal Auditing & Cybersecurity Risk Management (LSUCIA&CRM).
A team of five E. J. Ourso College of Business accounting students will advance to compete in Deloitte's national 2022-2023 Audit Innovation Campus Challenge (AICC).
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) awarded William "Bill" Balhoff CPA/CFF, CGMA, with the 2022 AICPA Gold Medal Award of Distinction at the fall meeting of AICPA's governing council.