Sarah Thorrick - College of Business - Loyola University New Orleans

Join the ranks of the well-employed

Accountants are among the best paid professionals in the world. The Bachelor of Accountancy program at Loyola will provide you with the accounting knowledge, skills, abilities, values, and attitudes you will need to succeed as a member of one of the most respected of professions.

Additionally, the program will prepare you to be a leader and a decision-maker in the diverse, world-wide community of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Should you decide to pursue your CPA license after graduation, the program will also get you well on your way by fulfilling the majority of the coursework requirements for most state certification exams.

With service-learning options that will put your accounting skills to real-world use, a uniquely qualified faculty with nearly a century of combined industry experience, and advanced academic and technological resources, the Bachelor of Accountancy program is your start to a great career. 

What You Will Learn

  • Gives you the skills and ethics you’ll need to boost your bottom line. You’ll learn how to be a public or private sector leader and a decision-maker in global business, government, and not-forprofits.
  • Your coursework will put you steps ahead if you want to get your CPA—fulfilling 120 of the 150 required hours for most state certification exams
  • Service-learning opportunities will put your skills to real-world use drawing upon a uniquely qualified faculty with nearly a century of combined industry experience.

Sample Courses

With a combination of accounting courses and core business curriculum from the economics, marketing, management, and finance departments, our program will train you to be both an effective accountant and a business leader.

  • Advanced Accounting

    This course is designed for students to study the accounting reporting principles and procedures used in a variety of multi-corporate entity activities including mergers, acquisitions, and complex business transactions including consolidations.  Partnership formation, operation and changes in membership as well as partnership liquidations are also covered.

  • International Accounting

    This course covers topics including comparison of accounting between US GAAP and IFRS; examination of common financial, managerial, and tax accounting issues faced by U.S. multinational firms, including the impact of transactions conducted in foreign currencies; defenses against currency rate changes such as forward exchange forward contracts; and the restatement of foreign currency financial statements for overseas subsidiaries.

  • Government + Nonprofit Accounting 

    This course is designed to help students become aware of the vitality of government and not-for-profit accounting and of the intellectual challenges that are presented.  This course studies accounting, budgeting, fiscal processes, and the financial records of governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. Fund accounting is introduced and emphasized.

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Accounting Course Information