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Accounting and Finance

Accounting and finance student

The Department of Accounting and Finance personalizes your learning. Expect small class sizes with quality faculty that get to know your name. Academic and real-world experiences are leveraged to bring you a well-rounded accounting and finance education.

Gregory Prescott
Dr. Gregory L. Prescott, Chair

The Department of Accounting and Finance is an award-winning department distinguished from other institutions by three primary factors:

(1) We offer much smaller classes than you will find at larger institutions

(2) Faculty get to know students and will know your name

(3) It is the philosophy of the Department to hire faculty with real-world experience in addition to being appropriately qualified academically

The Department has a mix of accounting and finance professors with a wide range of teaching specializations and research interests. The strength of the Department is our faculty, as our faculty members "know what you need to succeed" in business. Please take a look elsewhere in our information at what our grads have to say about the department, the career paths that our grads have pursued, and the sample list of employers that have hired our grads.

The Department confers the BSBA degree on its undergraduate majors. The Department offers specializations in Accounting and Finance. The Department also offers the opportunity for a dual degree with specializations in Professional Accountancy and Finance. Additionally, the Department offers students the opportunity to obtain minors in Finance and Accounting. At the graduate level, the Department confers the Master of Accountancy degree. The Department also offers a Certificate Program for those students who desire to obtain enough hours to sit for the CPA Exam in Florida, but do not desire to obtain a Master of Accountancy degree. The Certificate Program enables qualified graduates of UWF or other universities to take four 5000 level courses, all of which are offered online, and upon completion receive a Certificate from The University of West Florida.

We believe that we have a great program and offer students something different from larger institutions. If you would like more information on any of our programs, or would like to schedule an appointment to speak with an advisor in the Department of Accounting and Finance, you may contact us at 850.474.2717.

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Minors
  • Graduate Programs
  • Certificate Programs


Accredited by AACSB International

We are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Fewer than 4.7% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.