Bachelor of Accountancy: Accounting

The Bachelor of Accountancy degree will prepare you for excellent opportunities in public accounting practice, and in business, government and nonprofit organizations. You may also advance your education through the Master of Accountancy or the MBA degree.

This major is offered through the Accounting & Information Systems (ACCT/IS) Department.

Often called “the language of business,” accounting is a vital, dynamic field. Successful accountants have a solid business and accounting knowledge base as well as substantial analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. This major helps you prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams.

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Sample Careers

Our Bachelor of Accountancy degree program provides a solid foundation for career paths in public accounting (auditing, taxation, consulting) as practiced in large, medium, and small firms; corporate accounting (including financial management, controllership, treasury, financial analysis, planning and budgeting, cost accounting, internal audit, systems, taxation, and general accounting); and government and nonprofit accounting. See more sample careers at NMSU’s Information on Majors:

  • Accounting Director
  • Auditing Manager
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Import/Export Supervisor
  • Tax Director


Who Hires Our Graduates?

NMSU accounting majors are recruited extensively by employers in public accounting practice and in corporate, governmental, and nonprofit organizations. Accounting employers come from all over the nation to recruit at NMSU, and while most of our graduates begin their careers in or near New Mexico, recent graduates have jobs with national accounting firms in locations such as Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, San Antonio.