ACCOUNTING

IT ALL ADDS UP TO SUCCESS

An accounting degree from AMU will prepare you for employment with an accounting firm, a for-profit business or a nonprofit organization. You’ll be ready to become a Certified Public Accountant if you choose. Above all, you will distinguish yourself as a highly competent and ethical person who will be valued by employers.

Skills You will Gain

1. Financial analysis. Employers are always seeking people who can manage finances and budgets. This means you can find a job at any kind of business. You can even start up your own business — being well-versed in the financial aspects of running a business puts you at a huge advantage.

2. Tax accounting. You can help individuals or organizations understand, complete, and even save on their taxes every year. By applying these skills with care and integrity, you can become a trusted point-person who people will come to again and again.

3. Auditing. As a professional auditor, you can help businesses operate efficiently and even more successfully. Businesses large and small rely on auditors working behind the scenes to protect their assets and keep them up-to-date with legal standards.

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Assistant Professor of Business & Psychology

Email:

mary.hunt@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7128

Office:

Henkels 2030

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Assistant Professor of Business & Finance

Email:

timothy.iijima@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7923

Office:

Henkels 3067

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ACCOUNTING

Email:

anne.marchetti@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-2482

Office:

Henkels 2051

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Chair of the Business Department; Executive-in-Residence

Email:

john.may@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1652

Office:

Henkels 2020

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Ungarino Associate Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship

Email:

peter.whalen@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1694

Office:

Henkels 2046

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FAST FACTS

  • Our alumni work in all areas of business: analysis, sales, consulting, management, logistics, accounting, information systems, sports, health care.  Many have gone on to graduate study in business, law, and other areas.
  • The Department of Business offers a Major and a Minor in Business Administration, a Major and a Minor in Accounting, a Major in Finance, and a Major in Global Affairs and International Business.
  • We have a close relationship with the Career Services Department.  Jointly we run a Corporate Internship program, through which students are placed in internships that are overseen by our faculty.
  • Our professors have multiple, advanced degrees in management, accounting, finance, economics, taxation, and law.
  • The top 20% of business juniors and seniors are qualified for membership in Sigma Beta Delta, the business honor society.

INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS

CAREERS:

Accounting majors are highly employable.  The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants says.

“CPAs and potential CPAs have a variety of career paths from which to choose. Within public accounting, you can work for any sized firm, ranging from a large, international CPA firm to a small local accounting practice. Within the firm, you can work in such areas as audit, tax and management consulting.

The same holds true in business and industry, where you can choose careers in companies of all sizes, working in diverse areas such as financial accounting and reporting, management accounting, financial analysis and treasury/cash management.

Within government, you can create a path to success at either the federal, state or local level. Non-profit organizations and education also offer many diverse opportunities.”

INTERNSHIPS:

Ave Maria University is fortunate to be connected to a strong, nationally-recognized network of business managers and CEOs who are looking for the skills and the virtues that characterize Ave Maria students.  We are very active in developing our students’ career potential, connecting them with suitable internships, and ensuring their success.

AFFILIATIONS:

The Business Honor Society Sigma Beta Delta has a chapter at Ave Maria University, to which the top twenty percent of juniors and seniors are admitted.

REQUIRED COURSES

Typical Order of Required Courses for the Major

ACCT 201 Financial Accounting

ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting

ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics

FINC 201 Fundamentals of Finance

MKTG 200 Marketing

STAT 230 Applied Statistics

ACCT 300 Cost Accounting

ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I

ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II

BUSN 303 Management and Ethics

BUSN 340 Business Law I

BUSN 368 Quantitative Business Analysis

ACCT 311 Accounting Information Systems

ACCT 411 Auditing

ACCT 421 Federal Individual Taxation

BUSN 490 Strategic Management/Business Capstone

Required Courses for the Minor

ACCT 201 Financial Accounting

ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting

ACCT 300 Cost Accounting

ACCT 311 Accounting Information Systems

Elective Courses (one required):

ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I

ACCT 411 Auditing

ACCT 421 Federal Individual Taxation

DEPARTMENTAL MESSAGE

The accounting major will offer you many professional opportunities such as becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA); or working for a private firm (large or small) and perhaps becoming their Chief Financial Officer.  Every for profit and nonprofit organization needs accountants.  The accounting major will give you a strong background should you decide to go on to graduate school to earn a Master of Business Administration, Master of Public accountancy, or even a Doctorate.

Our students learn the basics in a way that is practical and oriented towards what is necessary to actually run a business.  Our students develop and sharpen their skills in communication and analysis, in working with others and working with numbers, in seeing the big picture and in drilling down to details.  Our students learn how to think – how to think better, more broadly, more flexibly – which is the best preparation for the changing world of business.

Our majors emphasize analytical thinking and tools: the intellectual equipment and critical skills needed to understand and excel in business and in most other human endeavors.  Ave Maria students have the unique fortune of building on a foundation of a liberal education, an education on the basic realities about God and the world, man and his relationship with God and nature.  Through our liberal arts curriculum, students learn that reality is coherent and intelligible and grow in the habit – in the essential business skill – of looking for patterns and seeing the sense in the apparent contradictions of the world that surrounds them.

The Business majors at Ave Maria aim to inspire students to become business leaders inspired by Christian ideals and governed by Christian ideas.  Relying on the Catholic faith lived intensely on campus and on the general intellectual formation of the Core Curriculum, what animates the program is the Catholic view of the human person, his nature, and his ultimate destiny.  The distinctive character of the program is its belief in the dignity of the human person, in the reality and importance of the common good, in subsidiarity and solidarity, in ownership as stewardship, and in responsibility for the environment.  Because students learn to value human beings for what they are, not for what utility they bring, they are able to serve the Church and their society loyally and generously.

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