Accounting and Strategic Finance

ADEL DIMIAN, PH.D.

PETER LARSEN, PH.D.

BELLE MARIE, D.B.A., CPA, CMA, CIA, CFE

JULIA MULL, A.B.D., M.B.A., M.S., M.A., CFP®

ANNETTE RYERSON, D.B.A.
ANDREW THOMAS, PH.D., J.D.

Mission and Goals

The Department of Business offers Bachelor of Arts degrees with majors in Business: Accounting & Strategic Finance; Business: Financial Planning; and Business: Management & Marketing. Business: Management & Marketing majors may add a concentration in International Business. Minors are available in Accounting, Business Administration, or Marketing. Students may also earn a Entrepreneurship Certificate. Students may combine majors, minors and concentrations.

The Business Department's mission is consistent with Carroll College's dual goals of vocation and enlightenment and prepares students for graduate school or entry into the workforce. Framed by a strong foundation in liberal arts education, the mission of the Business Department is to provide students with the strong ethical foundation and globally informed knowledge and skills necessary for today's dynamic professional environment.

Students completing the Business: Accounting & Strategic Finance are prepared for a broad range of accounting opportunities, including professional certification exams such as the CPA and CMA. Through the liberal arts education, students develop additional valuable communication and reasoning skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the requirements, students with an major in Accounting & Strategic Finance will:

  • Be able to apply fundamental concepts and practices related to public accounting (financial accounting, tax, auditing, etc.)
  • Be able to apply fundamental concepts and practices related to industry, non-profits, and governments (financial reporting, managerial accounting, finance, etc.)
  • Be able to recognize and apply legal and ethical principles in accounting to decision making.