Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
The demand for accounting professionals with excellent character and integrity has never been stronger. Evangel’s accounting curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). The curriculum design, small class sizes, individual instruction and faith-based values contribute to the success of our Accounting majors finding positions with the top public accounting firms in the nation as well as in corporate, nonprofit and government accounting positions.
The Accounting major is a comprehensive major (79 credit hours) designed to develop excellent entry-level accounting professionals with a Christian worldview who are prepared for graduate study and for careers in public or private accounting. The Accounting major is designed to help prepare graduates for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams. You can complete the 150 credit hours required by most states for the CPA exam by using the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), by completing a second major such as Finance or Management, or by completing the undergraduate program at Evangel and an accelerated Master of Accountancy through our consortium agreement with Missouri State University's graduate school. This program allows you to take up to 9 credit hours of graduate courses and use them to meet undergraduate requirements, enabling students to complete both programs in approximately five years.
Students in this major will complete the business foundation requirements, including economics, management, accounting, marketing, law, finance, business communications, international business and strategic management. The major also requires courses in operations management, accounting software, intermediate accounting, cost accounting, advanced accounting, government & nonprofit accounting, information systems management, auditing, Federal income tax I, and three credits from forensics accounting, Federal Income Tax II, accounting internship, or other business-related courses.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Accounting Software||Extensive applications of QuickBooks software for small business accounting include the creation of a chart of accounts, recording customer and vendor transactions, processing payroll, and printing reports. Advanced topics apply budgeting concepts, utilization of the QuickBooks audit trail, and the exporting to Excel software.|
|Intermediate Accounting||An extensive coverage of cash, receivables, installment sales, consignments, inventories, plant and equipment, intangibles, investments, annuities, bonds, liabilities, fund and reserves, stockholders' equity, and profit and loss analysis.|
|Cost Accounting||An introduction to cost accounting, emphasizing accounting for materials, labor costs, manufacturing expenses, job order and process cost systems, and the use of cost information in assisting management in planning and controlling.|
|Auditing||A study of auditing theory, practice, and procedure as applied by independent accountants and internal auditors, the development of audit programs, and the ethics of the profession.|
|Federal Income Tax Accounting||A study of federal tax laws and accounting principles involved, with special emphasis upon income taxes for individuals, partnerships, and corporations.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Rebecca Rhoades, associate professor of accounting, is responsible for teaching and advising Evangel’s accounting majors. Rhoades is a 1974 Evangel graduate with an MBA from Oral Roberts University. In addition to teaching at Evangel, Rhoades and her husband Mark serve as the National Administrative Couple of Assemblies of God Marriage Encounter. They attend Evangel Temple […] read more
Elizabeth Fletcher comes from a long line of Evangel graduates, including her husband, brother, two sisters-in-law, her nephew, her niece and her three daughters. Needless to say, she and her family strongly believe in the quality of education offered at Evangel. She served as chair of the Business and Economics Department for 20 years. She continues to […] read more
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Tax Accounting (public or private)
- Auditing (public, private, or government)
- Government Accounting
- Corporate Accounting
- Corporate Controller
- Chief Financial Officer
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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