The University of Nevada Reno Accounting department offers students the opportunity both to develop practical skills and acquire general knowledge in Accounting, a field with extensive career and post-graduate research opportunities.

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The accounting major provides students with the theories and procedures necessary to prepare them for the many facets of the accounting profession, such as public, industrial, managerial, tax and government accounting. Moreover, the College of Business allows for a hybrid accounting information systems major, with a curriculum developed with the Information Systems department of the College of Business, for those students interested in using both accounting and information skills in a single career path.

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Students graduating from the department are prepared to obtain employment in a competitive job market, start a business, or continue their education in graduate and professional degree programs. Typical professions that accounting students embark upon with their undergraduate degree include: Certified Public Accountant, management accountant, financial analyst, internal auditor, government agent (FBI, IRS) and tax accountant. Examples of job opportunities for students majoring in accounting information systems include technology-based positions in both managerial and financial accounting, electronic auditing, computer security, systems consulting, and forensic accounting.