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Kristin Wentzel, Ph.D.
Chair of Accounting Department Associate Professor of Accounting Director of 4-year BS/MBA Program BUS 100 Coordinator
Accounting is often considered the “language of business,” because it is the core of any business organization. Accountants are responsible for communicating and interpreting financial information as a basis for strategic decision-making.
La Salle’s Accounting program is designed to help students succeed within this vital discipline. Because almost all organizations need accounting information, there are many job possibilities for accounting graduates. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), internal auditors, bankers, financial planners, merger and acquisition consultants, and tax planners are just some of the possible career paths.
Our program boasts a long history of producing graduates who go on to reach success as Presidents and CEOs at numerous Fortune 500 companies. 96% of our May 2019 graduates were employed prior to graduation, adding to our 90% average job placement rate. Our Fall Accounting Network Night brought in 41 employers looking to hire Accounting majors and a majority of those firms will conduct first round interviews on-site in our La Salle interview rooms. Our partnerships with each Big 4 public accounting firms coupled with our powerful alumni network, allow students to kick-start their careers and put themselves on track for success.
The La Salle accounting program is now partnered with one of the country’s leading CPA review firms, Surgent, to provide our students with the preparation they need to pass the CPA exam.