Cara Hurd, MACC, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8323
Office: SCI 260N 

The objective of the Business Program is to provide quality, up-to-date education for individuals who desire to enter into or advance careers in fields related to accounting, business administration, human resource, supply chain, digital marketing, and digital media. All business majors are built on a blend of courses that stimulate critical thinking. Degrees and certificates within the Business Program are designed to prepare students for challenging and rewarding positions in business, industry, education, government, health care, and public service.   Certificates provide an opportunity to secure expertise in special areas of concentration, and students may use most coursework to pursue associate-level degrees.

The Accounting, Business Administration, and Human Resource degrees are all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The Accounting Major is designed to prepare students for gainful employment in business and industrial accounting positions in three main areas: private organizations, governmental agencies, and public accounting firms. The aim of the program is to educate the students in the design, maintenance, and utilization of a financial system. The curriculum emphasizes accounting systems and the analysis of financial data from the managerial point of view.  Additionally, students learn to use using popular accounting and tax software. This degree complies with the educational requirements leading to the Certified Public Accountant Certification. Additional information regarding the CPA exam may be obtained from the program chair.

This degree can be earned in the classroom or fully online.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  1. Interpret, analyze, and present reliable and relevant information to financial statement users based upon Generally accepted accounting principles both manually and electronically. [Critical Thinking & Computational Skills]
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of federal tax laws and their application to both individuals and business entities. [Critical Thinking & Computational Skills)
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of managerial and cost accounting and their roles in business and decision making. [Critical Thinking & Computational Skills]
  4. Develop the ability to be a problem solver utilizing critical thinking skills as they apply to their chosen profession. [Critical Thinking]
  5. Prepare written and oral communication in professional formats. [Writing Skills]
  6. Utilize software programs commonly used in the accounting profession to provide practice for real-world accounting application. [Information Literacy]
  7. Apply ethical and professional behavior while working as an individual and as part of a team. [Global/Diversity Awareness]

Technical Standards
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Tech Prep Partner
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