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Accounting Program Mission and Goals

Mission Statement

The Department of Business and Accounting, using hands-on rigorous instruction, prepares entrepreneurial minded students to critically analyze and make responsible, ethical decisions that lead to organizational and personal success.

Program Goals

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Accounting should be able to:

  • Prepare Financial Statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Identify and Implement the appropriate managerial methods to analyze accounting data and other information used for decision making.
  • Use clear and concise communication to convey relevant financial and non-financial information so that decision makers can formulate informed decisions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of prescribed ethical codes and behaviors in the workplace.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Accounting majors are able to develop the essential skills needed to master financial aspects of business. Students are exposed to a variety of perspectives through hands-on learning, case studies, guest speakers and professor experiences. KWU Business students have the opportunity to interact closely with faculty and in the department, drawing upon their experience and expertise not only in the classroom, but also in the greater Salina community.

Minor Option

  • Accounting

Business and Accounting Courses

Degree Requirements

Why Should I Study Accounting at KWU? Practical Education You Can Use Right Away!

You will have an opportunity to interact closely with engaging, expert faculty who are available to assist you and can apply their valuable experiences in the business world to the classroom. During your studies, you will develop a broad knowledge of business operations and gain practical applications in your specific field. You can also expect to gain many transferable skills which can be put to use in a variety of career paths, such as an understanding of how organizations operate, strong communication skills (oral and written), analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, decision making, logical thinking, knowledge of how to interpret and use financial data, project and resource management and a good understanding of economic fluctuations and other external changes affecting business. 

What can I do with this degree?

Accountants are among the most sought after employees among today's work force. An accounting degree from Kansas Wesleyan and its competitive yet collaborative learning environment will open doors. The curriculum exposes students to a variety of business models, emphasizing the importance of adaptability. In addition to business savvy in accounting, finance, leadership and problem-solving, KWU graduates enter the workforce with a keen sense of their own strengths and an awareness of how to use those sharpened skills to great benefit in the workplace. An accounting degree can lead to a successful career as an auditor, accounting director, asset manager, budget analyst, chief financial officer and more.

For more information about any of the undergraduate Business degrees, please contact Dr. Paul Hedlund, associate professor of Business and chair of the Department of Business & Accounting, or call (785) 833-4446.

For information about the M.B.A. degree, which can be earned on campus or online, please contact the admissions office at 

M.B.A. Program