Department of Accounting, Finance, and Entrepreneurship
College of Business
The Department of Accounting offers the BBA degree with a major in accounting. Also, we work with the College of Business Graduate Business Studies to offer the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) and the PHD in Business with a concentration in Accounting.
Accounting graduates are trained to speak the technical language of business. Our BBA and MPA graduates find employment opportunities in public accounting (e.g., “Big Four CPA Firms”), Government (e.g., Internal Revenue, FDIC, FBI, state tax and audit agencies) and Industry (corporate financial reporting, internal audit, etc.). Many of our graduates do go on to sit for and complete the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.
Why Choose JSU?
The Accounting, Finance and Entrepreneurship Department in the College of Business at Jackson State University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting, Finance, and Entrepreneurship. The mission of the Department is to provide quality education that is based on professional standards and best practices to our undergraduate students who are majoring in Accounting, Finance and Entrepreneurship. Our program will prepare undergraduate students with the knowledge, competencies, critical thinking skills and field experience to operate as ethical and solutions-oriented professionals and business innovators. The undergraduate programs will also prepare students for entry into graduate programs and prepare them for
further professional development in their careers. Our program will prepare students to expand their knowledge, conduct research and continue their professional growth in their chosen fields.
Student Learning Outcomes
• Undergraduate accounting students will demonstrate a thorough understanding of financial reporting related to financial statements, asset measurement, and income determination.
• Undergraduate accounting students will demonstrate basic accounting concepts for state and local governments and not-for-profit organizations.
• Undergraduate accounting students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the Federal Income Code and gain sufficient knowledge to begin an entry-level position as a tax practitioner.
• Undergraduate accounting students will demonstrate the nature of auditing and develop a foundation for acquiring the skills and knowledge to become an auditor.
• Students will demonstrate a solid foundation in applying the financial principles of the time value of money.
• Students will be able to evaluate a large and complex business problem, make some assumptions, structure the firms’ cash flows and make a decision.
• Students will demonstrate knowledge and application of various investment instruments
• Students will demonstrate knowledge of risk and returns in evaluation of portfolios performance
• Students will be able to demonstrate how international business activities influence financial decisions.
• The student will demonstrate knowledge of the business start-up process using the lean methodology approach.
• The student will be able to develop the business model for a new start-up by proper completion of the business model canvas.
• The student will demonstrate effective oral communication skills by preparing an oral presentation of the business model to an outside group.
• The student will demonstrate knowledge of the available sources of start-up funding for a successful business.
What To Expect
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For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-2411. We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP