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Accounting, Finance and Economics


  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Economics

When you major in business administration at Bowie State University with a concentration in accounting, finance or economics you receive training in cutting edge programs that will enable you to excel as a leader in a dynamic business environment, a career in public service, or as a successful entrepreneur. You’ll find a dynamic learning environment with professional faculty focused on teaching excellence and individualized student advising. You’ll benefit from our faculty’s extensive network of corporate contacts, and their commitment to the highest academic and ethical standards.

Students pursue a curriculum in their chosen area of concentration that is infused with international studies, work with the latest technology, and real-world experiences through internships and part-time jobs with private companies and government agencies. Classes are taught in a building with state-of-the-art technology by a team of excellent faculty and staff who are committed to supporting student success.  Our graduates routinely land high-paying jobs in accounting firms, banks, private companies, and government agencies.  Many students pursue graduate school after completing their degree at Bowie State University. The field provides an excellent background for graduate study in business, tax law, information systems, and finance.

Exciting career opportunities await you when you enroll in any of the three areas of accounting, banking and finance, or economics. The Accounting, Finance and Economics program is fully accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

What you’ll learn

Students who complete the programs in accounting, banking and finance and economics develop analytical and critical thinking skills that enable them to tackle business problems in a variety of public and private settings. You’ll also be equipped to continue your education at the graduate level and to pursue scholarly research in the field. The sequence of courses that we offer in the Accounting program enables you to meet the requirements for the CPA exam. The Economics program includes courses like Econometrics, Industrial Organization to prepare students for today’s global economy as well as socio-economic courses like Economics of Poverty and Economics of Education. The Banking and Finance Program has also recently revised its courses and offers a variety of banking and finance classes with a blend of accounting which prepares our finance majors for a career path in Wall Street as well as the government.

Career Paths:

Program courses are structured and sequenced to prepare students for entry into the business field. The various business career paths that our students typically seek involve:

  • Working with business and individual clients in the banking industry.
  • Working with clients in auditing, tax and consulting fields and becoming a CPA.
  • Research and internship positions in government agencies and businesses.

Employment Opportunities for a business student

  • Entry level analysts in financial firms.
  • Staff accountants and auditors in various accounting firms and government agencies.
  •  Economist for firms and government agencies like the FDIC, IRS etc.
  • Tellers and assistant managers in banks.