Whether you want to work in the accounting department of a leading corporation, or you want to become a CPA and open your own firm, now is a great time to think about going back to school and enrolling in one of the accredited accounting degree programs in West Virginia.

Convenient Online Alternatives

While you may not have as many options when living in or moving to this smaller state, you can still go back to school and complete the five years of school you must have under your belt to sit for the CPA examination and become a licensed certified public accountant.

West Virginia University

College of Business & Economics

The Agricultural College of West Virginia, the early precursor to the University of West Virginia, opened in 1867, but just one year later, its founders decided to change its name. They wanted to reflect the idea that the college offered more than just agricultural classes and that it offered programs designed for students interested in other subjects. That commitment to providing students with a wide range of courses still exists today. UWV now has its own Honors College for students with higher grades and test scores as well as more than 10 other colleges devoted to fields like the arts and sciences, law and business.

Master of Professional Accountancy

The College of Business & Economics at West Virginia University offers a Master of Professional Accountancy for students who already have an undergraduate accounting degree. Those with a degree in another field may enroll, but those students will need to complete multiple courses at a lower level first. If you want to know more about the program before enrolling, you can actually take part in an online information session with real faculty members from the university. Though the program requires that students successfully pass 10 classes worth three credit hours each, most finish the program in just three semesters. You can start in the fall, take classes in the spring and finish up with a summer session where you take two classes. Required courses for graduate accounting students enrolled in the University of West Virginia include mergers and acquisitions, business and economic decision making, income tax accounting, business and accounting decision making and fraud detection.


  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)


1601 University Ave.
PO Box 6025
Morgantown, WV 26506-6025
(304) 293-4959

Accountants handle everything from helping companies budget their expenses to helping individuals file their taxes. The right program will teach you how to handle all the finances of your clients. You can get started in one of these accounting fields after completing one of the accredited accounting degree programs in West Virginia.