Accounting Department

The accounting major at Washington and Lee University builds on the liberal arts course foundation, increasing analytical and communication skills while providing knowledge necessary to work in any number of business areas. Majors take a combination of accounting, economics, and business administration courses which prepares them for a variety of jobs.

The first and second years are spent mainly satisfying the general education requirements necessary to graduate from Washington and Lee University. During that time potential majors should also take introductory economics (Economics 101 and 102), a common Williams School statistics course (Interdepartmental 202), a computer literacy course (Interdepartmental 201), and introductory accounting (Accounting 201 and 202). Economics 101, 102 and Interdepartmental 201 can be taken either year. Students preparing to major in Accounting or Business Administration should plan to take Accounting 201 in the Winter term of their first year if possible. The remaining courses should be taken during the sophomore year. In the sophomore, junior and senior years, majors take a core of five business administration courses and at least six upper-level accounting courses. Students wishing to work in public accounting are required to have 150 hours of college credits to sit for the CPA Examination in most states. To earn these credits, majors may bring in advanced placement credits, attend summer school, and elect to overload. Or, the student may elect to attend graduate school. Any member of the department will be happy to discuss the different options.


Williams Investment Society 2016 Directors

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Williams Investment Society Appoints 2016 Directors

The Williams Investment Society has named its 2016 directors. Noah Henderson '17 will serve as the Society's executive director. Cody Solomon '17 and Finn Barrett '17 will serve as associate directors. Henderson is a business administration and Chinese double major from Greenwich, Conn. Solomon is an accounting and business administration major from Atlanta, Ga. and […]

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Williams School Launches Cincinnatus Book Club

The Williams School has launched a campus-wide book club for students, faculty and staff who want to bridge business, science and the liberal arts by coming together to read books on some of today's most urgent topics. Discussion groups meet twice during the winter term, and the program culminates with a public lecture by the […]

Monday, September 14, 2015

Williams School Welcomes Nine New Faculty Members

The Williams School announces five new tenure-track faculty and four visiting appointments for the 2015-16 academic year. The following faculty members have been appointed to tenure-track roles: Elicia Cowins, Assistant Professor of Accounting Cowins received her Ph.D. from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was previously a […]