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The accounting field is one of the fastest growing in education and business. Our
accounting program will give you the background and knowledge for career advancement
as well as success in the CPA exam. You’ll assess ethical situations in a team environment
while developing balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements and statements
of changes in owners’ equity.
You’ll learn how to make decisions about:
The presentation of financial data
The analysis of managerial and cost data
The preparation of personal and simple business tax returns
Why an Accounting Degree?
Accounting is one of the fastest growing fields in education and business, making it a versatile degree that’s in demand in a variety of different industries. McKendree’s bachelor’s degree in accounting will prepare you for a career in corporate, public, or non-profit accounting and give you the knowledge you’ll need to succeed on the CPA exam.
About the Accounting Major
Housed within the School of Business, the B.B.A. in Accounting allows students to assess ethical situations in a team environment while developing balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and statements of changes in owners’ equity. You’ll learn how to make decisions about the presentation of financial data, the analysis of managerial and cost data, and the preparation of personal and simple business tax returns.
If you plan to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination after graduation, additional hours beyond McKendree University’s graduation requirements may be earned by taking additional courses as specified by each state to reach the 150 hour requirement to sit for the exam.
2015-2016 Program Catalog
2016-2017 4-Year Plan
A minor in Accounting is also available.
McKendree University provides you with interactive learning opportunities through our small class sizes, experienced faculty, and unique internship experiences that move you beyond the classroom. We are committed to your success in the degree programs we offer, the internships and extracurricular activities that will set you apart, and the college experience you’ll get here. Just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri, McKendree University is located in historic Lebanon, Illinois, and affords students a host of enriching cultural, career, and entertainment opportunities.
Coursework enables you to meet the requirements for taking the CPA exam and prepares you with the knowledge for success
Exciting internship opportunities give you on-the-job experience before you graduate
Related clubs and honor societies allow you to meet others and enhance your resume
Our graduates find careers in auditing or government accounting, personal finance, and tax planning, to name a few. Accounting majors also find employment in corporations as financial or managerial accountants, with opportunities for promotion into executive roles.
Taxation of Business Entities
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Club Information / Honor Societies
Sigma Beta Delta (Business Honor Society)
Phi Beta Lambda (Business Service Club)
Meet the Faculty
Instructor of Accounting
Piper Academic Center (PAC) 103
Instructor of Accounting
Piper Academic Center (PAC) 104
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