Accounting

The Accounting Department offers professional core courses and upper level accounting courses for majors and minors to prepare students for careers as professional accountants in industry, government, non-profit organizations, and financial institutions. Graduates with accounting majors will be qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam in North Carolina and many other states. The course of study emphasizes both a conceptual and applied understanding of business information and accounting. The Accounting Department also prepares students for graduate studies in accounting, business, law, and related fields.

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The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited.  Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.

Requirements for the major in Accounting (Bachelor of Science)

Foundation Core

18 s.h. of Reeves School of Business foundation courses (ACC 2510, ACC 2530, BUS 2160, ECO 2610, and ECO 2620)

Professional Core

15 s.h. of Reeves School of Business upper level requirements (BUS 3320, BUS 3430, BUS 3520, BUS 4700, and MKT 2510)

Additional Requirements

ACC 3410, 3420, 3450, 3850, 3860, and 4900, plus 6 s.h. of accounting electives. (Note: For those planning to take the Certified Public Accountant exam, ACC 4630 and ACC 4810 are recommended.) An elective course for any Reeves School of Business major may only be used to meet the requirements of one major. A required class in any Reeves School of Business major may not be used as an elective for another Reeves School of Business major.

Requirements for the major in Accounting (Bachelor of Applied Science)

Admission to this program requires completion of an A.A.S. (Associate of Applied Science) in Accounting from an accredited university or community, technical, or junior college.

Additional Requirements

Completion of 62 s.h. above the A.A.S., to include any General Education core requirements and any Reeves School of Business foundation core requirements (listed above under the Bachelor of Science requirements) not met in the A.A.S. degree as well as the following area specific requirements:

  • ACC 3410 Intermediate Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3450 Cost Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 3850 Federal Income Tax I (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 4900 Auditing (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 2430 Management and Organization* (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3520 Business Law (3 s.h.)
  • FIN 3000 Personal Finance or FIN 3320 Managerial Finance (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 2510 Principles of Marketing* (3 s.h.)
  • Two additional upper-level ACC courses (6 s.h.)

Requirements for the minor in Accounting

ACC 2510, 2530, 3410, 3420, and 6 s.h. of accounting electives

Requirements for the A.A. Concentration in Accounting

ACC 2510, 2530, 3410, 3420, and 6 s.h. of accounting electives

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Program Faculty & Staff

Dena Breece, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dena Breece, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA

Associate Dean, Reeves School of Business
(910) 630-7275
Mary Kirchner, Professor of Accounting

Mary Kirchner, Ph.D.

Chair, Accounting, Business & Management
(910) 630-7048
Randy McKinzie, Instructor of Accounting

Randy D. McKinzie, M.S., CPA

Instructor of Accounting
(910) 630-7046
Donna Pelham, Director, MBA Program & Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Administration

Donna Pelham, J.D., CFE, CPA

Associate Professor of Accounting & Business
(910) 630-7423
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