The accounting discipline has undergone massive changes in the last few years, becoming both broader and more complex. Accountants are trusted, objective professionals who provide information for decision making and serve as business advisers. Many accountants land top executive positions because of their background, integrity, and skills developed through education and professional experience. The accounting program is accredited by AACSB — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

All accounting majors admitted into the major are required to complete a competency exam prior to enrolling in ACC 400 and earn a minimum B- in ACC 201 & ACC 202. If you have already completed ACC 201 & 202 at another institution, see the Undergraduate Advising Center.


For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.S.B.A. in Accounting program, students should be able to:

  • Understand accounting principles necessary to launch a professional career.
  • Apply critical and analytical decision-making skills to accounting issues.
  • Communicate professionally.
  • Recognize ethical and legal issues facing financial professionals.
  • Understand current events in the global business environment.
  • Work effectively in a team setting.
  • Effectively use emerging accounting and business information technology.
  • Research technical accounting issues.

Career Possibilities


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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting


Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting provides a curriculum that dynamically blends theory and practice. Accounting students are prepared to pursue careers and advancement in the areas of taxation, public accounting, managerial or corporate accounting, and government.


Lee Business School

The Lee Business School advances the knowledge and practice of business; develops business leaders; and fosters intellectual and economic vitality through the creation and dissemination of knowledge and outreach.