Accounting isn’t just taxes. Accounting includes the areas of auditing, forensics, fraud and the government, to name only a few.
The Davis & Elkins College accounting program provides you with two degree options to prepare for a successful career. The associate’s degree program is completed in two years and trains you to work in bookkeeping. The bachelor’s degree program requires four years of course work that encompasses a larger area of accounting and is needed to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
Small classes enable engaging faculty members to enhance your learning experience by challenging and inspiring you and providing individualized attention. Each course will allow you to take away a valuable lesson in the field and provide you with full understanding of the material on a personal and textbook level.
All students enrolled in the accounting program are required to complete an internship. Through your internship, you’ll obtain hands-on experience and learn the day-to-day practices of someone working in the field. In the past, students have gained full-time employment by the organization that provided their internship.
Students studying accounting also have the opportunity to gain valuable real world experience by participating in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program each spring. The VITA program provides free tax preparation service for the underserved.
Davis & Elkins College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. Click here to read the current Student Learning Outcome results.
The business and business-related programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE: Bachelor of Science (accounting, economics, finance, management, management with a concentration in entrepreneurship, marketing) and Bachelor of Arts (hospitality and tourism management).
In order to more accurately reflect changes made in the Davis & Elkins College curriculum that would capture meaningful student learning outcome data, the Division of Business & Entrepreneurship asked to defer our self-study for one academic year. This was denied; the division is therefore on probation until the Board of Commissioners reviews the self-study documents (sent for November 2016 review) and upon completion of a site visit in 2017 and a final review. The programs and all courses are fully accredited during this time period.