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 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
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.
OUR BUSINESS FACULTY
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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.
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.
Professor of Management
B.B.A., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater;
Ed.D, Indiana University
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.
Director of Doctoral Studies
Professor of Marketing
B.S., Ball State University;
M.B.A., D.B.A., Anderson University
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.
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
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.
Professor of Management; CPA
B.S., M.B.A., Ball State University;
Ed.D., Indiana University
Dr. Hochstetler has enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in a variety of management positions in his career. After receiving his MBA from Indiana University, he worked in Human Resources for R. R. Donnelley and Sons and then for NCR. Jay then spent eight years at Indiana Wesleyan University where he was director of the business programs in the college of adult and professional studies, followed by eight years at Ivy Tech State College where he was the executive dean of the Marion campus. Dr. Hochstetler started an education program at the Miami Correctional Facility and also coordinated the separation of a physician's office from a large healthcare organization to become an independent office. He also taught at Taylor University before coming to AU. In addition to teaching at AU, he is a partner in a commercial real estate development. Brookhaven Wesleyan Church is a large part of his life, where he also serves as collegiate ministry leader, board member, and treasurer. He is married to Kelley and has a son and daughter-in-law who are graduates of AU.
Jay Hochstetler has served at Anderson University since 2007.
Professor of Management
Director of Assessment and Accreditation
B.A., Goshen College;
M.B.A., Indiana University;
Ed.D., Ball State University
Ph.D., Northcentral University
Karen comes to Anderson University bringing ten plus years' experience as an administrative support professional at the primary, secondary, and higher education levels. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Karen assists the undergraduate programs of the Falls School of Business.
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