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Accounting

Falls School of Business

The accounting program provides a knowledge base in both financial and managerial accounting. Accounting courses in the Falls School of Business explore a broad perspective of accounting that you use for management responsibilities within a company and in the field of public accounting. The accounting major also provides rigorous preparation for graduate studies for the students looking to graduate school next.

Program Overview

Accounting

At Anderson University, our accounting majors are focused on more than spreadsheets. In a Christ-centered environment, students can expect to consider this profession in a missional way, as a means to help others. The accounting major provides coursework that helps prepare students for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam and the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. This program can be completed in a 3-year or 4-year path to graduation.

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Options

You can participate in the Accounting program in a variety of ways:

  • Graduate with a BA in Accounting in 3 years
  • Graduate with a BA in Accounting in 4 years
  • Complete the 3 + 1 program, from BA to MBA
  • Choose a concentration for preparation for the CMA (Certified Managerial Accountant)
  • Choose a 15-hour minor
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3+1 Program

Graduate with a BA in Accounting and an MBA with the 3+1 program. You spend four years total at AU and earn two degrees while you are here.

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Exam Certification Preparation

Indiana and most states require individuals to complete a minimum of 150 hours of college credit to be eligible to take the CPA exam. Accounting majors who plan to enter the public accounting field are strongly encouraged to complete at least 150 hours before graduation. The AU Falls School of Business has resources available to make it possible for students to design their 150 plan and to complete it in eight or nine semesters (with some summer school). 

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Anti-Fraud Education

Anderson University has an educational partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. This opportunity provides expert anti-fraud training and skills to our students, giving them the knowledge necessary to be successful in their future accounting careers.

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Classes

Among the classes in the 52-hour major are:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Auditing
  • Professional Ethics for Accountants
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Careers

  • Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Loan Counselor/Officer
  • Treasurer

OUR BUSINESS FACULTY

Let’s connect during your campus visit.

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Dr. David Brewer

MBA Director

Dr. David Brewer

Dr. Brewer has managed HR, training and development, computer programming, and other functions in multiple corporate industries. He has also directed two nonprofits, including an international business incubator. He has taught for five universities across the country. His main interests are leadership, systems, and development.

Bruce

Dr. Michael L. Bruce

Professor of Marketing

Bruce
Dr. Michael L. Bruce

Dr. Bruce has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses at Geneva College, Maryville University, Saint Louis University, University of Pennsylvania, Robert Morris University, and Webster University. He has also taught internationally with the Pacific Institute of Business Management at Petroleum College in Chongqing, China, and The School of Management of China Economic and Trade Commission located in Chengdu. His international experience also includes teaching global marketing in Europe with the International Business Institute. Dr. Bruce worked for more than 16 years in both small and large companies like Wendy's, Southwestern Bell Telephone, North American Rockwell, and Funseekers, U.S.A., with experience in marketing, management, and information systems. His consulting experience includes advertising and marketing research, and customer satisfaction measurement.

Michael Bruce has served at Anderson University since 2003.

Contact Michael: 
mlbruce@anderson.edu
Professor of Marketing
B.S., Greenville College
B.S., University of Texas
M.S.M., Maryville University
Ph.D., St. Louis University

Collette

Dr. Michael E. Collette

FSB Dean

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Dr. Michael E. Collette

Dr. Collette has served at Anderson University since 1977 and blends a background rich in professional and community service. He holds a Doctor of Education degree with emphasis in organizational development at Indiana University and a BA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Collette is the former CEO of a small, regional marketing research firm. He is very active in consulting in the Midwest. Having worked with more than 40 organizations, he currently serves on the board of directors for two start-up businesses and serves on several local non-profit boards.

Contact Michael:
collette@anderson.edu
Professor of Management
B.B.A., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater;
Ed.D, Indiana University

Colleen Drake

Colleen Drake

MBA and 10-Month MBA Recruiter

Colleen Drake
Colleen Drake

I first graduated from Anderson University in 2011 with a degree in Mass Communications. After six years working in venue management and public relations with organizations like Tuxedo Brothers Event Management, Live Nation, White River State Park, and The State of Indiana, I joined the Anderson University family.

I started pursuing an MBA in AU’s Falls School of Business in January of 2016, knowing it could have lasting benefits for my career. The caliber of education I have received with my MBA has not only provided me with a solid understanding of business practice and leadership, it has offered me opportunities to learn from colleagues, create lasting friendships, and enhance my skills working in teams and small groups. I have made wonderful connections through the AU MBA program, and I have that hope for you as you learn more about Anderson University and the Falls School of Business. I look forward to learning more about you, why you are considering the AU MBA program, and watching as God molds you into the leader, manager, employee, and/or colleague that he has called you to become.

Fun Facts: My husband and I live on the east side of Indianapolis and both met at AU in 2010. We have a dog named Chewebacca, enjoy traveling, hiking and camping together when we have time away. I’m a movie buff, enjoy writing and exploring cities.

Contact Colleen:
au.adultgrad@anderson.edu

Dulaney

Dr. Emmett Dulaney

Professor of Marketing; Director of Doctoral Studies

Dulaney
Dr. Emmett Dulaney

Dr. Dulaney holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Ball State University, an MBA from Anderson University, and completed his DBA in 2009. Dulaney has a background in technology and publishing and has started businesses in both fields. His research interests are consumer behavior, e-business, and e-commerce. Dulaney has written several books on computer operating systems and certifications and is a columnist for two online publications as well as the editor of the Christian Business Academy Review.

Emmett Dulaney has served at Anderson University since 2006.

Contact Emmett:
eadulaney@anderson.edu
Director of Doctoral Studies
Professor of Marketing
B.S., Ball State University;
M.B.A., D.B.A., Anderson University

Fox

Dr. Jerrald M. Fox

Professor of Management

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Dr. Jerrald M. Fox

Dr. Fox shares with his students a background merging academic work, practical experience, and consulting service. He holds an MBA in finance from Indiana University and a PhD in organizational behavior and development from The Union Institute. In addition to being a certified financial planner, Dr. Fox is active in management consulting and is the author of numerous articles in professional journals, magazines, and newspapers. He has also published devotional guides for applying biblical principles to personal financial planning.

Jerry Fox has served at Anderson University since 1985.

Contact Jerry:
jmfox@anderson.edu
Austin/Cooper Director of Global Business Studies
Professor of Management
B.A., Anderson University; C.F.P, College for Financial Planning;
M.B.A., Indiana University;
Ph.D., Union Institute

Haskett

Dr. Rebecca A. Haskett

Professor of Business Administration

Haskett
Dr. Rebecca A. Haskett

Dr. Haskett teaches in the areas of management, non-profit leadership, and strategic planning. She completed her EdD in higher education at Indiana University, with a minor in non-profit strategic management. Her dissertation focused on emotional intelligence (EQ) and effective teaching, which has led to many speaking engagements on the topic. She is a certified trainer in the TalentSmart Emotional Intelligence training curriculum and the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal, and has been certified in the BarOn EQ-i Emotional Intelligence assessment. Her past experience includes 17 years as a CPA for General Motors, along with leading the organizational strategic planning process. She holds an MBA, has an accounting degree from Ball State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Rebecca Haskett has served at Anderson University since 1996.

Contact Rebecca:
bahaskett@anderson.edu
Professor of Management; CPA
B.S., M.B.A., Ball State University;
Ed.D., Indiana University