Master of Professional Accounting
- The Richards College of Business is accredited by the AACSBI (only 22% of all Colleges have this accreditation).
- The only AACSBI-accredited school in the West Georgia area at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- The Accounting BBA and MPAcc degree programs received the AACSBI accreditation in 1998 (only 7% of Accounting Programs have this accreditation).
- The overall goals of the program are to provide students with a learning environment that enhances their ability to:
- Communicate at a professional level in oral presentations and in writing.
- Identify how globalization affects organizations and their environment.
- Recognize the importance of ethical decision-making.
- Use technology effectively.
- Understand the principles, practices, and professional responsibilities common to the major forms of accounting and be able to apply these principles and practices in a professionally responsible manner to accounting and business processes and systems.
- Conduct research pertinent to accounting issues and problems.
- Auditing and assurance services; income tax planning and preparation; managerial accounting; financial statement preparation and analysis; management consulting services; and education.
- The Accounting Club is affiliated with the Atlanta Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), affording networking opportunities with potential employers.
- Accounting Honor Society.
- Accounting and finance majors are well represented in Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Business Honorary Society.
- Computer labs featuring the latest technology.
- All popular software programs available on the student network.
- Faculty highly published in accounting and finance journals and textbooks.
- Faculty committed to using leading edge teaching methods and course content.