Department of Accounting and Finance

(Formerly known as Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics)


Mission Statement

The Department of Accounting and Finance provides students with the knowledge and skills required to compete in the modern business landscape through two of its programs: BBA Accounting & BBA Finance.

The BBA Accounting Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Students attend courses, seminars, and gain hands-on experiences with current applicable accounting software that will acquaint them with the latest concepts in accounting. Students majoring in Accounting are required to complete 124 credit hours for graduation, of which 30 credits are in major requirements, 51 credits in ancillary requirements, including the Business Core, 37 credits in general education courses, and 6 credits in general elective courses. Students majoring in Accounting who want to sit for the uniform certified public accountant (CPA) examination may double major in Finance to work towards the 150-credit requirements. Accounting students also have the option to add a Logistics and International Trade (LIT) concentration to their program of study.

The BBA Finance Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Students attend courses, seminars, and gain valuable experiences through experiential learning opportunities (e.g.: stock trading simulations, field trips to Federal Reserve, Bureau of Engraving and Printing and Chicago, etc.). Students majoring in Finance are required to complete 121 credit hours for graduation, of which 27 credits are in major requirements, 51 credits in ancillary requirements, including the Business Core, 37 credits in general education courses, and 6 credits in Business elective courses. Students majoring in Finance have the option to add a Logistics and International Trade (LIT) concentration to their program of study.

 

Faculty & Staff

Tih Koon (Alex) Tan

Chairperson

 

September Smith

Dept. Secretary

 

Tarsaim Goyal

Professor

 

Viet Nguyen

Associate Professor

Botao Chen

Associate Professor

Errol Salmon

Associate Professor

Suzan Abed

Associate Professor

Debra Robinson-Foster

Instructor