Your Future in Accounting

The Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting at Charleston Southern University is for learners who want to engage in a wide variety of activities to advise a company regarding increasing its profitability. This goes beyond the bookkeeping basics of recording business transactions and preparing financial statements. Accountants develop skills in auditing, tax return preparation, accounting systems, forensic accounting, as well as, establishing and monitoring internal controls to increase efficiency and effectiveness within the firm. The accountant is the first line of defense against unethical corporate behavior.


Charleston Southern University’s accreditation can be found here.

CSU has specialized accreditation for its Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Accounting at CSU

The Nielsen College of Business leadership team and faculty continuously strive to fulfill the university’s vision of learning, leading and serving by integrating time-proven Christian principles with current business theory and practice.

As an Accounting major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Business Communication
  • Principles of Accounting I & II
  • Business Finance
  • Cost Accounting
  • Business Ethics
  • Federal Taxation I

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Bookkeeper
  • Staff Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Managerial Accountant 
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Governmental Financial Manager
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Hans A. Nielsen College of Business

Charleston Southern University’s Hans A. Nielsen College of Business offers a unique perspective on business and quality educational opportunities through: Christian worldview and faith integration; low student to faculty ratio; personal attention from faculty and staff; outstanding internship program; networking within the community; and professionalism throughout the program.

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Jones Hall

Jones Hall houses the offices of the president, the vice president for academic affairs and the Nielsen College of Business. Named for Clif S. Jones.

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Lightsey Chapel

The chapel seats 1,500 and is a multipurpose facility equipped with a modern stage and support equipment. The Margaret Kelly Hamrick Prayer Room is located at the front of the building. Named for W. Norris and Nell Peeples Lightsey.

The music building, located behind Lightsey Chapel, houses faculty offices for the Horton School of Music, music practice facilities and the theatre program’s Black Box Theatre. Named for Nell Peeples Lightsey.