Accounting

The Division of Accounting, Business, and Economics offers an Accounting program that is consistent with the mission statement of Central Methodist University by providing professional preparation in accounting and business and by promoting lifelong learning and social responsibility. Within the program, students develop technical, interpersonal, and communication skills.

A Business approach to Accounting is used at CMU to emphasize the way businesses operate. Students are better prepared to enter not only accounting but also related fields. Accounting information is useful in such diverse areas as financial planning, health care, communications, law, engineering, forensics, actuarial science, and the fine arts. The degree in Accounting will prepare the student for graduate school in a number of disciplines.

CMU has two student organizations in business: Delta Mu Delta is a national honor society in business administration (advisor: Prof. John Flanders). DECA is an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe (advisor: Prof. Dave Hickman).

A minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses with the following prefixes: AC/BU/EC/ET/FB/IB/MG/MK.

Accounting Program Outcomes

Communication

  • Actively be able to access and evaluate relevant information and then apply accounting knowledge, technical skills and professional competencies needed in order to make sound decisions.
  • Be able to express ideas through a variety of multimodal channels, (including both the written and spoken word) in a professional, engaged manner
  • Articulate, explain and compare the organizational elements, structure, performance, terminology, and delivery modalities for the U.S. and global accounting reporting systems.

Curiosity

  • Demonstrate knowledge and create solutions through continuous development of the creative, critical thinking and problem solving skills that are needed within the accounting profession.
  • Explore career opportunities and critically evaluate principles and practices applied to global accounting solutions.
  • Analyze records, interpret variance and assess opportunities and risks, in order to make recommendations for action based on accounting/budgetary/financial goals.

Community

  • Show a clear understanding of the microenvironment between the legal, economic, and social environments within the accounting profession.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of prescribed ethical codes, and behaviors and their value within both the workplace and society.
  • Understand team and individual management, organizational skills, supervision and coaching techniques to effectively lead across organization, department, and work group units to meet diverse stakeholder and organizational goals in a variety of accounting environments.
Majors and Minors

Major Minor

Bachelor of Accountancy Accounting Minor
Courses
Last updated: 10/28/2020