Accounting

Accounting Program

Accounting Degree

A degree in accounting will give you the knowledge you’ll need to succeed on the CPA exam.

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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.

 

 

 

Photo of Holman LibraryAbout 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.

 

 


Photo of McKendree's Entryway MonumentWhy McKendree?


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.

 

 

Program Highlights

  • 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

 

 

Photo of McKendree Seal MarkerEmployment Opportunities


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.

 

 

 

Interesting Courses

  • Auditing

  • Taxation of Business Entities

  • Principles of Managerial Accounting

 

 

Photo of McKendree Entryway MonumentClub Information / Honor Societies

  • Sigma Beta Delta (Business Honor Society)

  • Accounting Club

  • Phi Beta Lambda (Business Service Club)

 

 

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Meet the Faculty

Jeff BraselJeffry L. Brasel, M.B.A.

Instructor of Accounting
Piper Academic Center (PAC) 103
(618) 537-6441
jlbrasel@mckendree.edu

 

 

Terese KassonTerese Kasson, M.S.B.A., C.P.A.

Instructor of Accounting
Piper Academic Center (PAC) 104
(618) 537-6893
mtkasson@mckendree.edu

 

 

Julie Goodin, M.S., C.P.A.Julie Goodin, M.S., C.P.A.

Instructor of Accounting
907 Royce Street, 2nd Floor
jagoodin@mckendree.edu

 



 


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