The Accountancy major at MacMurray is designed to prepare students for careers in accounting in the public or private sector, as well as banking and financial management. The degree can also serve as a basis for graduate study in accounting, business administration or law.
Accounting is viewed as the language of business. A strong liberal arts background, combined with a rigorous course of study in business and accounting, provides graduates with the communication and analytical skills necessary for success. Theory and application are integrated to develop the ability to think, exercise judgment, and make decisions in a complex business environment.
Small class size and a caring faculty enhance the learning experience.
Career Experiences (internships) are encouraged for juniors and seniors in Accounting. Career Experiences provide exposure to and experience in the professional worlds of businesses, charitable organizations, and government.
Faculty members in the Business Department, working with the Director of Career Development and Placement, assist students in obtaining Career Experience positions and oversee the supervision of the student during the experience.
The positions vary from a few hours per week to full-time and from unpaid to entry-level. Positions have been held in government agencies, charitable organizations, financial institutions, businesses, and accounting firms. Some are in the Jacksonville area and some are near the students' homes or in other major metropolitan areas.
Emily Wright, C.P.A., M.B.A.
Associate Professor of Accounting
B.A., Illinois College
M.B.A., Webster University