Assistant Professor of Practice Corr
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 ACC 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.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Organize and interpret data to produce financial statements and reports.
- Analyze, interpret, and communicate information conveyed in financial statements.
- Understand the requirements of regulatory bodies and prepare documents that conform to these standards.
- Recognize ethical dilemmas in accounting and apply a decision-making model to address them.
- Develop a strong understanding of the interrelated business functions and how accounting speaks to these.