The ULM Department of Accounting seeks to serve ULM students, as well as the university's professional, business, and governmental constituencies, and the community as a whole.
In fulfilling its mission, the department gives priority to excellence in teaching while emphasizing service and intellectual contributions.
The department is also one of four AACSB accredited accounting programs in the state, and all accounting faculty have held one or more professional accounting certifications. In addition, the John L. Luffey, Sr. and Hood/DeFatta Endowed Professorships are held within the department.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Accounting program is among an elite group of accounting undergraduate programs worldwide that are separately accredited by AACSB-International. This is a unique distinction that indicates the quality education each student will receive with an accounting degree from ULM.
We take pride in having close relationships between our faculty and our students. Our open door policy means students are always welcome to come to professors for help in class, guidance for entering the workplace upon graduation, or even to talk about personal issues.
The accounting program offers every class necessary to meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the uniform CPA exam in Louisiana. Students who graduate from ULM with an Accounting degree have a great base of knowledge for entering the job market and building successful careers in the profession. Our professors do everything they can to ensure jobs for graduating accountants and to help students earn internships that will allow them to gain experience in accounting fields upon graduation.
Each semester, the accounting program hosts programs for all accounting students that help to connect students with local, regional, and national accounting firms, developing students' networks and job or internship possibilities. The accounting program also holds an event for students each fall called Meet the Firms. This event allows students to meet and submit resumes to local, regional, national, and international accounting firms.
Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals, has a chapter at ULM: Eta Sigma. The accounting program has developed the Eta Sigma chapter into one of the most successful chapters in the world. Last year, the Eta Sigma chapter earned gold status, a distinction only 14 colleges and universities in the world have achieved for Beta Alpha Psi.