Accounting is a vital part of the core curriculum at the Smith School because it is at the heart of any information system organizations use to make managerial decisions. It provides managers with the financial information necessary for planning business strategy and controlling organizations, and helps investors make informed financial decisions. Course work taught by our outstanding Accounting Department can be integrated with classes in finance, economics, and information systems. The core accounting courses provide the foundation and breadth needed to make informed managerial decisions, while electives teach advanced managerial accounting, financial statement analysis, and taxation. With the careful selection of electives, students can qualify to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam upon completion of the MBA. When combined with courses in information systems, an accounting concentration provides strong preparation for jobs with major accounting and consulting firms.