Accounting

The Accounting Department offers professional core courses and upper level accounting courses for majors and minors to prepare students for careers as professional accountants in industry, government, non-profit organizations, and financial institutions. Graduates with accounting majors will be qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam in North Carolina and many other states. The course of study emphasizes both a conceptual and applied understanding of business information and accounting. The Accounting Department also prepares students for graduate studies in accounting, business, law, and related fields.

Mission

Accounting is the language of business. Our mission in the Accounting Department is to prepare our students to speak and understand this language as they begin their professional careers. Accounting is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States and is expected to provide a wide variety of employment for years to come. The Accounting Department strives to provide the tools for all students to advance to the highest levels of upper management and the chance to make significant contributions in their chosen field.

Goals

  1. Accounting students will be able to apply accounting principles, theory, and ethics to business decision-making.
  2. Accounting students will be able to prepare and analyze the accounting and financial information generated by individuals and entities for internal and external reporting purposes.
  3. Accounting students will be able to effectively communicate business and accounting information.
  4. Accounting students will have an understanding of the ethical issues facing accountants in the workplace.
  5. Accounting students will have the opportunity to participate in projects that require applying accounting knowledge and skills. Programs may include Methodist University’s Community Engagement program, Study Abroad, and volunteer opportunities.

ACBSP LogoAccreditation

The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited.  Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.

Requirements for the major in Accounting

Foundation Core

18 s.h. of Reeves School of Business foundation courses (ACC 2510, ACC 2530, BUS 2160, ECO 2610, and ECO 2620)

Professional Core

15 s.h. of Reeves School of Business upper level requirements (BUS 3320, BUS 3430, BUS 3520, BUS 4700, and MKT 2510)

Additional Requirements

ACC 3410, 3420, 3450, 3850, 3860, and 4900, plus 6 s.h. of accounting electives. (Note: For those planning to take the Certified Public Accountant exam, ACC 4630 and ACC 4810 are recommended.) An elective course for any Reeves School of Business major may only be used to meet the requirements of one major. A required class in any Reeves School of Business major may not be used as an elective for another Reeves School of Business major.

Requirements for the minor in Accounting

ACC 2510, 2530, 3410, 3420, and 6 s.h. of accounting electives

Requirements for the A.A. Concentration in Accounting

ACC 2510, 2530, 3410, 3420, and 6 s.h. of accounting electives

Program Faculty & Staff

Dena Breece, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dena Breece

Chair, Accounting, Business, Management & Marketing
(910) 630-7275
Mary Kirchner, Professor of Accounting

Mary Kirchner, Ph.D.

Nimocks International Professor of Business
(910) 630-7048
Randy McKinzie, Instructor of Accounting

Randy D. McKinzie

Instructor of Accounting
Phone TBA
Donna Pelham, Director, MBA Program & Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Administration

Donna Pelham, J.D., CFE, CPA

Director, MBA Program
(910) 630-7423
Pam Strickland, Professor of Accounting, Associate Dean of the Reeves School of Business

Pam Strickland, D.B.A.

Associate Dean, Reeves School of Business
(910) 630-7064
Lauren Zimmer, Reeves School of Business Internship & Experiential Learning Director

Lauren Zimmer

RSB Internship & Experiential Learning Director
(910) 630-7243
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