Studying Accounting in Louisiana


According to the JPMorgan Chase Bank State of Louisiana's Economy 2017 analysis, the state’s executives are optimistic about what the future holds for Louisiana’s economic outlook. The Louisiana Workforce Commission's October 2014 report predicts a total of 1,567 new job openings for accountants through 2024, which is a growth of 12.2 percent.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2016 survey reports an average income of $64,410 for accountants in Louisiana. The average accountant's income varies considerably by region. Most jobs can be found in New Orleans, where the prospects are the greatest. The average income there is $66,570. In Baton Rouge, this value is $64,610 and in Alexandria, the average income is $57,920.

Growing industries include education and health care. After a pause following Hurricane Katrina, leisure and hospitality is also on the rise. Manufacturing remains a significant contributor to the state's gross domestic product. Boomtown Casinos and Delta Queen Steamboats are two top-ten employers in the hospitality sector. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems is a manufacturing force. Fortune 500 companies include energy sector giant Entergy, industrial construction company Shaw Group, and Century Link in telecom. All of the 'Big Four' certified public accountant firms are here as are regional and statewide firms like Borgeios Bennett, LLC and Malcolm M. Dienes and Company.

Like most states, Louisiana requires you to earn a bachelor's degree with an accounting emphasis before you an start the process to get licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA). You also must put in 2,000 hours of qualifying work experience within four years. Your experience can be in public practice, industry or government, but it must be supervised by a CPA.

Louisiana has a continuing professional education requirement to help you keep your license current, whether you are a certified public accountant or certified management accountant (CMA). Accounting professionals also can benefit from networking. The Louisiana Society of CPAs (http://www.lcpa.org/) has chapters throughout the state, as does the Institute of Management Accountants' GulfSouth Council (http://gulfsouth.imanet.org/).

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37 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


American School of Business (Shreveport, LA)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Diploma in Computerized Accounting Specialist
Baton Rouge Community College (Baton Rouge, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
Capital Area Technical College (Crowley, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
Associate of Business Services - Accounting Technology
Certificate in Business Services - Accounting Technology
Certificate in Technical Studies in Accounting Technology
Diploma in Business Services - Accounting Technology
Technical Diploma in Accounting Technology
Centenary College of Louisiana (Shreveport, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Delgado Community College (New Orleans, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Delta School of Business and Technology (Lake Charles, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Occupational Studies in Administrative Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Dillard University (New Orleans, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Fletcher Technical Community College (Houma, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
Certificate in Accounting Technology
Diploma in Accounting Technology
Grambling State University (Grambling, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Herzing University (Kenner, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting
Louisiana College (Pineville, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Auditing
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Cost Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Tax Planning/Compliance
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Louisiana State University at Alexandria (Alexandria, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Louisiana State University-Eunice (Eunice, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Office Information System - Accounting Information Systems
Certificate in Accounting And Financial Management
Certificate in Accounting Controls and Supervision
Major in Business Administration - Accounting
Louisiana State University-Shreveport (Shreveport, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Major in Accounting and Financial Analysis
Major in Accounting and Financial Services
Major in Accounting and Management
Major in Applied Science - Accounting
Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Doctor of Accountancy
Doctor of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Professional Accountancy
Louisiana Technical Colleges-Capital Area Technical College (Baton Rouge, LA / Jackson, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
Certificate in Technical Studies in Accounting Technology
Technical Diploma in Accounting Technology
Louisiana Technical Colleges-Central Louisiana Technical College (Alexandria, LA / Winnfield, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
Certificate in Technical Studies in Accounting Technology
Technical Diploma in Accounting Technology
Technical Studies Certificate in Accounting Technology
Louisiana Technical Colleges-Northeast Louisiana Technical College (Tallulah, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
Technical Diploma in Accounting Technology
Technical Studies Certificate in Accounting Technology
Louisiana Technical Colleges-Northshore Technical College (Bogalusa, LA / Greensburg, LA / Hammond, LA / Sorrento, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
Certificate in Technical Studies in Accounting Technology
Technical Diploma in Accounting Technology
Technical Studies Certificate in Accounting Technology
Louisiana Technical Colleges-Northwest Louisiana Technical College (Mansfield, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
Technical Diploma in Accounting Technology
Technical Studies Certificate in Accounting Technology
Louisiana Technical Colleges-South Central Technical College (Morgan City, LA / Reserve, LA / Thibodaux, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
Technical Diploma in Accounting Technology
Technical Studies Certificate in Accounting Technology
Loyola University New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Accountancy
McNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Professional Accountancy and Exam Preparation
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Taxation
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Nicholls State University (Thibodaux, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Natchitoches, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Our Lady of Holy Cross College (New Orleans, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Southern University and A & M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Southern University at Shreveport (Shreveport, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting - Accounting
Sowela Technical Community College (Lake Charles, LA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Major in Accounting
The University of Louisiana at Monroe (Monroe, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administrations - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Management - Accounting
Master of Accounting
Master of Accounting/Juris of Doctor - Joint Degree Program in Accounting/Juris Doctor
Master of Accounting/Master of Health Administration - Joint Degree Program in Accounting/Health Administration
Master of Business Administration/Master of Accounting - Joint Degree Program in Business Administration/Accounting
University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting - Taxation
University of Phoenix (Baton Rouge, LA / Bossier City, LA / Lafayette, LA / Metairie, LA)
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)
Xavier University of Louisiana (New Orleans, LA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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