Finish your Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Accounting offered through Gardner-Webb’s Broyhill Undergraduate School of Management. With a degree in accounting, you will be able to pursue entry-level positions with public accounting firms, banks, and a host of other financial institutions. The GOAL curriculum in accounting is designed as an intensive, quantitatively approached method with a concentration in both the science of accounting and business administration. The curriculum will prepare you to take professional exams such as the CPA, CMA, and CFA.
Gardner-Webb University’s Broyhill Undergraduate School of Management within the Godbold School of Business offers a unique educational environment producing business leaders who are equally committed to strong personal values and excellence in their work. Gardner-Webb is a Christian environment, and we believe in social justice, ethical decision-making, and intellectual honesty. Our graduates take these values to their workplaces and positions of leadership.
Our top-notch teachers are some of the best in the region with the credentials and the passion to provide you with a high-quality education. Business faculty members have professional experience in an impressive array of industries. Their areas of expertise include marketing, legal counsel, engineering, and senior management and nearly half have worked overseas, bringing a global perspective to the classroom. GWU’s small class sizes mean you’ll have one-on-one access to all this expertise in every class session along with the mentorship you’ll need to achieve your best.
The learning you’ll do as part of the Broyhill Undergraduate School of Management begins in the classroom but it doesn’t end there. Classes focus on problem-solving and interactive discussions exploring issues from all sides. You can build on these learning experiences with enriching extracurricular activities including participating in our active student organizations or traveling to national student conferences. You’ll also have the opportunity to travel the world through our study abroad programs, demonstrate your leadership abilities in our student organizations, experienced high-adrenaline teamwork at our adventure course, take a weeklong trip to New York City, and score an internship with a local company.
Goals and Objectives
- To prepare students with the accounting and analytical skills to acquire entry level positions in public accounting, industry, or government;
- To incorporate global and ethical perspectives across the curriculum;
- To prepare students to be able to apply quantitative techniques, computer techniques, and other elements of critical thinking to managerial problem solving.
Prior to enrolling in the accounting program, the applicant should have the following courses on his/her academic transcript:
■ 60-64 semester hours from a regionally accredited junior college or senior college
■ English 101 (Composition I)
■ 2 courses in Accounting Principles (6 semester hours)
■ Coursework in college algebra or equivalent
Some courses required for admission may be completed concurrently with course work by taking such courses offered in the curriculum. Such concurrent enrollment for courses required for admission must be completed within the first year of enrollment and may extend the time required to complete the degree program.
The following may be complete by concurrent enrollment within the first year of the program:
■ Macroeconomics (1 course)
■ Microeconomics (1 course)
■ Intermediate Accounting I and II (2 courses)
■ Principles of Management (1 course)
■ English 102 (1 course)
■ Business Law (1 course)
■ Principles of Marketing (1 course)
■ Business Elective (1 course)
As with all GOAL majors, approximately half of the Accounting track consists of our Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. A student must complete 33 hours in the Accounting major, 15 of which must be completed with the University. The classes particular to the Accounting major consist of the following:
ACC 315: Cost Accounting (3 hrs.)
ACC 400: Accounting Information Systems (3 hrs.)
ACC 425: Federal Income Tax I (3 hrs.)
ACC 435: Advanced Accounting (3 hrs.)
ACC 450: Auditing (3 hrs.)
BAD 304: Business Statistics (3 hrs.)
BAD 305: Quantitative Methods (3 hrs.)
BAD 312: Financial Management (3 hrs.)
BAD 360: International Business (3 hrs.)
BAD 480: Senior Seminary in Business: Business Policy (3 hrs.)
CIS 300: Management Information Systems (3 hrs.)
Institute of Management Accountants
IMA is the leading professional organization devoted to management accounting and financial management. With 80,000 members and hundreds of local chapters, IMA membership offers you great opportunities for networking and educational and professional development while help you stay up-to-date on developments in the field.
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
SIFE is a global, non-profit organization bringing together more than 1,600 university teams in 20 countries. Through SIFE, you’ll develop leadership and teamwork skills while exploring principles of free enterprise. Gardner-Webb’s SIFE team helps students share their knowledge of market economics, entrepreneurship, personal and financial success, business ethics, and more through educational outreach projects. Find out more: Visit the SIFE webpage.
Delta Mu Delta
Delta Mu Delta is the international honor society for business majors, recognizing high scholastic achievement by majors in the Broyhill Undergraduate School of Management and offering career benefits for graduates. Membership is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors who are in the top 10 percent of their class with a minimum 3.8 GPA.