About the Program
The Accountancy major prepares students for challenging careers in a field that is constantly evolving. Graduates may choose to pursue careers in management, tax or public accounting, or enter C-SC’s MBA program or other graduate programs. The Accountancy curriculum is designed to provide students with the necessary requirements to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination. The curriculum is also designed to fulfill the requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination for students completing the requisite 150 hours through the MBA program.
What Makes the Program Distinctive?
C-SC’s accountancy program gives students the skills employers want. Employers are looking for graduates with strong interpersonal skills, and the accountancy curriculum helps students develop excellent written and oral communication skills. C-SC’s experiential focus also gives students the opportunity to meet CEOs and other corporate leaders, complete a professional internship or travel abroad.
Beyond the Classroom
Student Run Clubs: Institute of Management Accountants Student Chapter
Honor Societies: Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society & IMA Accounting Honor Society
Travel Study Courses: The focus on experiential education and the 12-week/3-week semester schedule allows for off-campus travel by a single class or a combination of classes to visit various businesses, meet business leaders and tour companies throughout the world. The Business Department has sponsored study-abroad experiences to China, Costa Rica and Europe.
Professional Experiences: All accountancy majors are required to complete a professional internship of 3 credit hours. The department also supports the Business Leadership Exchange where successful business individuals visit campus to present at a business luncheon and engage with students.
Awards and Recognitions: Over the past ten years, C-SC accountancy and finance students have received more than $85,000 from IMA National Scholarships. The IMA Student Chapter has been recognized numerous times with the Outstanding Student Chapter award for being a top chapter in the nation, including in 2016. The C-SC Business Department has also received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the , located in Lenexa, Kansas. IACBE is an international accrediting body.
98% of responding Culver-Stockton College graduates are either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
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AT A GLANCE
Can you minor in this program?
Emphasis within the major:
Forensic Accounting is an 18-hour minor available to Accountancy majors which focuses on the skills necessary to review financial documentation in regards to white-collar crime.
Popular second major:
For more information, contact:
Julie Straus, CPA
Business Department Chair