Georgia Accounting Degree Options


Even during the recession, Georgia’s high unemployment rate masked the potential and vitality of Georgia's corporate world and job prospects for certified public accountants (CPAs) and certified management accountants (CMAs).

Georgia is home to 18 Fortune 500 companies. Many are household names like Coca-Cola, Home Depot, UPS, and Delta. In fact, Delta was noted on Fortune’s 2017 list as one of the best companies to work for. The Inc. 5000 lists 182 firms in metropolitan Atlanta alone, ranking the city 5th on the list of the fastest growing metropolitan areas as of 2015. The top national accounting firms all have offices here, as do many homegrown CPA firms.

Accounting Education in Georgia

Below we interview Professor Debora Constable, President of The Georgia Association of Accounting Educators. In this interview, Professor Constable discusses the challenges of being an accountant, the major changes in reporting standards, and the importance of finding your passion.

 

 

 

 

The average income for accountants in Georgia is $78,645 as of 2016, according to the state’s Department of Labor. Atlanta is where most of the accounting jobs are located, especially if you want to work for a large national or regional CPA firm or large corporation. Of the accounting jobs listed on CareerBuilder.com, more than half were in Atlanta proper and the majority of the rest were in the surrounding suburbs. Only a handful of corporate jobs are located outside of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Savannah comes in a distant second in terms of opportunities. However, accountants are in demand statewide. The jobs at smaller local firms are generally not listed on the popular job boards, but can be found through local networks.

In order to sit for the CPA exam, Georgia's certified public accountant licensure prerequisites require you to have a bachelor's degree in business with a major in accounting - you'll need at least 30 units in advanced accounting and 24 in general business. Once you have passed the exam, you need one year or 2,000 hours of on-the-job public accounting experience.

 

 

To keep your license current, you must take continuing education courses. Getting the best jobs isn't about applying on job boards; it is about getting to know people and the companies. Networking may give your career a boost. The Georgia Society of CPAs (http://www.gscpa.org/Content/MemberConnections/Chapters.aspx) offers the opportunity to do both - plus it keeps you informed about issues on the national and local level. The Institute for Management Accountants has a Gulf Coast Council (http://gulfsouth.imanet.org/) and a Florida Council (http://www.flcouncil.org/) with active Georgia chapters.

Find Schools

70 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Albany State University (Albany, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Business Administration in Accounting/Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Dual Program in Accounting
Albany Technical College (Albany, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
American Intercontinental University (Atlanta, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
MBA - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Argosy University (Atlanta, GA)
Levels Offered:

Programs Offered:
DBA - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Athens Technical College (Athens, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Technical Certificate in Payroll Accounting Specialist
Atlanta Technical College (Atlanta, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Technical Certificate in Computerized Accounting Specialist
Technical Certificate in Office Accounting Specialist
Technical Certificate in Payroll Accounting Specialist
Augusta Technical College (Augusta, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Bainbridge College (Bainbridge, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Bauder College (Atlanta, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Berry College (Mount Berry, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Brenau University (Gainesville, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting /Master of Business Administration in Accounting - Dual Program in Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Brewton-Parker College (Mount Vernon, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Central Georgia Technical College (Macon, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Technical Certificate in Computerized Accounting Specialist
Chattahoochee Technical College (Marietta, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Computerized Accounting Specialist
Certificate in Office Accounting Specialist
Certificate in Payroll Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Master of Arts in Accounting
Clayton State University (Morrow, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Coastal Pines Technical College (Jesup, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Technical Certificate in office Accounting Specialist
Columbus Technical College (Columbus, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Business - Accounting
Dalton State College (Dalton, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Darton College (Albany, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
DeVry University (Decatur, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Business Administration
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Management
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Technical Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Management - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Technical Management - Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Master of Accounting and Financial Management
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Gainesville State College (Oakwood, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Georgia College & State University (Milledgeville, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Accountancy
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Georgia Gwinnett College (Lawrenceville, GA)
Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Georgia Highlands College (Rome, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business - Accounting
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (Rome, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Computer Accounting Technician
Certificate in Computerized Accounting Specialist
Certificate in Office Accounting Specialist
Certificate in Payroll Accounting Specialist
Diploma in Accounting
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (Clarkston, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Technical Certificate in Computerized Accounting Specialist
Technical Certificate in Office Accounting Specialist
Technical Certificate in Payroll Accounting Specialist
Georgia Regents University (Augusta, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems - Accounting Information Systems
Master of Accounting
Master of Accounting - Forensic Accounting
Georgia Southwestern State University (Americus, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Professional in Accounting
Gwinnett College (Lilburn, GA)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Diploma in Accounting
Gwinnett Technical College (Lawrenceville, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
Certificate in Computerized Accounting Specialist
Certificate in Office Accounting Specialist
Diploma in Accounting
Herzing University (Atlanta, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting
Interactive College of Technology (Chamblee, GA / Gainesville, GA / Morrow, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Office Technology - Accounting
Diploma in Accounting and Automated Office
Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Coles Doctor of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Accounting
LaGrange College (LaGrange, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accountancy
Lanier Technical College (Oakwood, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Technology in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Macon State College (Macon, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business & Information Technolog - Accounting
Middle Georgia Technical College (Warner Robins, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Ttechnical Certificate in Computerized Accounting Specialist
Ttechnical Certificate in Office Accounting Specialist
Ttechnical Certificate in Payroll Accounting Specialist
Moultrie Technical College (Moultrie, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
North Georgia Technical College (Clarkesville, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Oconee Fall Line Technical College (Dublin, GA / Sandersville, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Assoicate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Office Accounting Specialist
Certificate in Payroll Accounting Specialist
Diploma in Accounting
Ogeechee Technical College (Statesboro, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Accounts Payable
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Accounts Receivable
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Inventory Mmanagement
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Payroll
Certificate in Computerized Accounting Specialist
Certificate in Office Accounting Specialist
Certificate in Payroll Accounting Specialist
Diploma in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting - Accounts Payable
Diploma in Accounting - Accounts Receivable
Diploma in Accounting - Inventory Mmanagement
Diploma in Accounting - Payroll
Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Paine College (Augusta, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Piedmont College (Demorest, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Point University (East Point, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Reinhardt College (Waleska, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Savannah State University (Savannah, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Savannah Technical College (Savannah, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Shorter College (Rome, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
South Georgia Technical College (Americus, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Technical Certificates in Office Accounting Specialist
Technical Certificates in Payroll Accounting Specialist
South University (Savannah, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
AS - Accounting
MBA - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Southern Crescent Technical College (Thomaston, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Southern Crescent Technical College (Griffin, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Technology in Accounting
Southern Polytechnic State University (Marietta, GA)
Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Southwest Georgia Technical College (Thomasville, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Technical Certificate in Payroll Accounting Specialist
Thomas University (Thomasville, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting
Truett-McConnell College (Cleveland, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Management Accounting
University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting and International Business
Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business and Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Accountancy
University of North Georgia (Dahlonega, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
University of Phoenix (Atlanta, GA / Augusta, GA / Columbus, GA / Dunwoody, GA / Sandy Springs, GA / Savannah, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
AA - Accounting
BS - Accounting
BS - Business/Accounting
MBA - Accounting
MS - Accountancy
(some programs offered online)
University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Aaccounting
Wesleyan College (Macon, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
West Georgia Technical College (Waco, GA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Office Accounting Specialist
Diploma in Accounting
Westwood College (Atlanta, GA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting And Financial Management

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