Accounting

Accounting

The accounting department at the University of Richmond is well known throughout the country for producing especially high quality graduates each year. After receiving an accounting degree from the University, many of our students pursue positions with international public accounting firms, major corporations, not-for-profit entities or local businesses. Some students attend graduate school in business, law or the liberal arts.

While pursuing an accounting degree at the University of Richmond, students are taught to understand accounting and its many complexities rather than being forced to memorize purely mechanical procedures. The entire accounting program stresses the theory behind accounting so that graduates will have the basis of knowledge to begin a lifelong career.

Major & Concentration Requirements
782

service hours students completed through the Virginia Income Tax Assistance program

90%+

of accounting students start their careers at public accounting firms

$324,000

in Federal tax refunds requested by students through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program

The purpose of college is to help form the foundation for a life that is thoughtful and satisfying and makes the world a better place. Whether a person becomes an accountant or a bus driver, I want my students to think beyond themselves. 

Joe Hoyle
Associate Professor of Accounting

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