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You’re good with numbers and you want to use that strength to help businesses and other organizations successfully manage finances and taxes.

The accounting program at Tennessee Wesleyan provides the opportunity for students to understand and apply financial and tax concepts as they relate to a business enterprise. Businesses rely on accounting information to understand and successfully manage the operation of the entity.


Program Description

The study of accounting will enable the student to understand financial reporting, tax issues and accounting systems. The accounting concentration assists the student in understanding the professional rules, regulation and the application of these items in the business environment. The skills learned may be used in CPA firms or the corporate accounting and management environments.


Career Opportunities

Accounting professionals are in high demand and needed at every organization. Students with a degree in accounting can be seen in careers like:


Connection Opportunities

Degrees within the Goodfriend School of Business, including the accounting concentration, provide numerous opportunities to connect with seasoned business professionals, both faculty members and business partners who take a direct interest in the development of our students.


Students also have the opportunity to develop other business skills through minors in Business or Entrepreneurship, as well as a pre-MBA minor, preparing students to get the Master’s in Business Administration.



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Managerial Accounting

This course is concerned with cost accounting concepts and objectives; cost information systems and cost accumulation procedures; planning and control of factory overhead, materials and labor; planning of profits, costs and sales; and in cost and profit analysis.

Accounting Systems

A study of gathering, organizing, classifying, and presenting accounting data in support of operations, as well as to provide information for external reporting. The interrelationship of accounting systems with auditing, internal control, and management information systems is emphasized.

Tax Accounting

Taxation theory, tax law, and technical applications of the Federal Revenue Act are examined with a focus on the taxation of individual and business income. The structure of the individual income tax return is examined, to include proper use of forms and application of appropriate procedures. Returns are prepared using tax preparation software, supported by Internal Revenue Internet access and other online resources.