The Accounting Program at MacMurray College is designed to provide the foundation necessary for a professional career or graduate study, giving you well-rounded exposure to a wide variety of business disciplines, including business administration, economics, finance, management, marketing, as well as in-depth training in accounting.
As an accounting major at MacMurray, you are on your way to a successful business career, because accounting has always been considered the "language of business," telling the performance of a company.
During the past two decades, the field of accounting has been changing dramatically, and MacMurray majors get a solid grounding in the explosive trends of the computer revolution, increased government regulations, frequent tax law changes, the globalization of business, and the on-going restructuring of corporations.
- Opportunities for Students
Opportunities for Students
In this increasingly complex and competitive business environment, accounting skills are in high demand, and accounting has become a dynamic, exciting career.
While at MacMurray, you will be expected to engage in a significant amount of "experiential learning," or hands-on accounting either in the classroom or in businesses around Jacksonville and beyond.
Internships are a crucial part of your career preparation, and MacMurray students get job experience at local firms in the area, as well as at the state and even national level. MacMurray 2015 graduate Martin Lara, for example, held a summer internship in the budget office at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.
At MacMurray, you will be exposed to the fundamentals of the profession and receive the coursework and instruction necessary to successfully prepare for the Certified Public Accounting exam. As a MacMurray accounting graduate, you can perform a broad range of accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting activities for corporations, governments, non-profit organizations, and individuals. Your workplace options cover the gamut: you can choose to work in an office individually or as part of a team, or you can embark on your own business venture.
Learn more about Accounting courses and how to pursue a major or minor in Accounting through our catalog.
Dana B. Bangert, CPA
Assistant Professor of Accounting
"I love teaching at MacMurray because it is much more than just teaching students accounting. I get to know the students, their personalities, and their strengths and weaknesses. This gives me the ability to provide effective individual instruction in the classroom and effective advice as an advisor."
- Areas of interest: Bangert enjoys studying taxation and agribusiness. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.
- M.A. in Accounting — University of Illinois Springfield
- B.S. in Accounting — Illinois College
- Courses taught: Principles of Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Federal Income Taxation, Cost Accounting, Intermediate Financial Accounting I & II, Advanced Financial Accounting/Research, Accounting Information Systems & Reporting, the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program