Lacy School of Business


Major | Three Year

| Bachelor of Science

Through practical, hands-on experience, the Accounting program will prepare you for a successful career in corporate or public accounting. It also provides the foundation to thrive in any business environment. All students will complete at least two internships with leading accounting firms and corporations, developing significant work experience and professional connections long before graduation. You can also choose from flexible 4-or-5-year programs that qualify students to sit for the CPA Exam, and have the opportunity to earn both an Accounting undergraduate degree along with a Master’s in Public Accounting degree in four or five years.

The program emphasizes the development of intellectual, communication, and interpersonal skills. Graduates may prepare themselves to sit for professional exams, including the CPA and CMA exams, and are equipped to become professionals in diverse environments including public accounting, private business, government, and other organizations. Sample courses in this program include:

  • AC100, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
  • AC301, Intermediate Accounting I
  • AC310, Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • AC320, Auditing AC325
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • AC406, Fundamentals of Income Taxation

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

The Accounting major can be completed in a total of three years. More information can be found here.

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Graduate with four years of experience.

Through market-centric programming, deep business-to-education collaboration, and a dedicated career mentor, the Lacy School of Business (LSB) equips its students with the skills and knowledge to sharpen their competitive edge. 

LSB not only requires that every student have two internships; we also help you secure them. All of our students start a business in their second year, and experiential opportunities are incorporated into business courses each semester. 

The combination of a Butler education plus four years of real-world business experience and professional career mentoring is reflected in the success of our graduates, many of whom land positions right out of college that are intended for professionals with three or more years of work experience.