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ARCHIVED 2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Professor Baillie
Assistant Professor of Practice Walkenhorst

The accounting major prepares students for a variety of careers in business, both in and out of the accounting field. Accounting students learn to understand, analyze, report, and interpret accounting information as a decision-making tool in various organization structures. Students also gain exhibit effective communication skills to use in a variety of business contexts. The accounting major also prepares students for further study at the graduate level.

Many accounting students plan to take a certification examination (e.g., CMA [Certified Management Accountant] or CPA [Certified Public Accountant]); however, accountants can have successful careers without a certificate. Students qualify to take the CMA exam upon completion of the accounting major. Those considering the CPA exam need to meet additional state-mandated requirements, including completion of the 150 credits.  Academic advisors at Doane work closely with students who are considering certification options.

Internship Credits: Students majoring in Accounting who plan to take the CPA exam are required to earn 3 credit hours for internship experience or take BUS 496 . Because internships are a valued part of the Accounting degree and help meet the 150-hour requirement to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam, accounting majors often take additional internship credits.

Licensure and Certification: As educational requirements vary by state, students interested in this program should consult the General Licensure and Certification Disclosure page prior to enrollment.



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