Sep 28, 2023  
2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


If business were a country, then accounting would be its language. Accounting is the way in which businesses communicate, keep score, and share the most valuable commodity of all—information. For this reason, accountancy has become one of the most popular professional majors at colleges and universities.

The accounting major does not simply teach one to balance books; it trains students to be economic problem-solvers and analysts, professionals who are able to identify, measure, and make judgments about all types of economic information. These accounting skills lead to rewarding positions in financial and tax planning, business consulting, bookkeeping, auditing, and many other fields in the global marketplace. The Lakeland accounting major qualifies its students to sit for the CPA and CMA examinations.

Students who have successfully completed a B.A. in Accounting from Lakeland University should be able to:

  • Explain the major concepts in the functional areas of economics, marketing, finance, management, and management information systems.
  • Construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
  • Identify the key legal and ethical issues related to contemporary accounting scenarios.
  • Demonstrate responsible and effective workplace behavior skills and traits in a professional business environment.
  • Explain the major concepts in the functional areas of financial accounting, cost accounting, taxation, and auditing.
Associate Professor: Brett Killion
Instructor: Bob Martin