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 students interested in graduate school.
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.
You can participate in the accounting program in a variety of ways:
- Graduate with a BA in Accounting in three years.
- Graduate with a BA in Accounting in four 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.
Exam Certification Preparation
Most states, including Indiana, 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-credit hour plan and to complete it in eight or nine semesters (with some summer school).
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.
Among the classes in the 52-hour major are:
- Managerial Accounting
- Federal Income Tax
- Professional Ethics for Accountants
- Budget Analyst
- Loan Counselor/Officer
3+1 Business Program
Two degrees in four years. Taking you from BA to MBA.
Anderson University's three-year majors qualify for the accelerated 3+1 business program, where a student can earn any of our three-year undergraduate degrees and the 10-month MBA from our Falls School of Business in a total of four years.
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