Accountancy Major

Not just business as usual.
Accounting at LaGrange is more. During 33 semester hours of Accountancy courses (or 15 in the minor), you'll learn to do more than just crunch numbers. We'll prepare you for today's business environment by helping you develop the communication, critical thinking and ethical decision making skills you need.

The liberal arts education that students receive at LaGrange College provides the foundation of creative thinking, communication, and leadership skills needed today. The accountancy major builds and expands on this liberal arts foundation. Rather than focus on technical training only, the accountancy program emphasizes higher-order cognitive skills: analytical thinking, creative problem-solving, and synthesizing.

Integration
Accounting professionals must know more than just accounting. They must integrate knowledge from other business disciplines, such as finance and law, into their decision-making processes. The interdisciplinary approach of the LaGrange College accountancy program makes this integration second-nature for our students.

Research and Computer Skills
We include research and computer skills in every course. Students gain proficiency in Microsoft Excel, tax databases such as RIA Checkpoint, and the Accounting Codification System.

Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills
We also emphasize interpersonal skills. Team-building projects are included in most classes. As a church-related college, ethics are emphasized, and students are continuously confronted with real-world ethical dilemmas. The courses are taught with a global perspective, as well, preparing students for what they will encounter in business.

Committed Faculty
The small size of LaGrange College allows the Accountancy faculty to develop a close relationship with each student. The faculty members spend quality time with students, discussing everything from careers to classes.

Internship Opportunities
By partnering with area companies, our internship program provides opportunities for students to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to real world situations. Our students have interned in a wide variety of settings, including public accounting, private industry, and not-for-profit organizations.

Major Declaration Requirements:

To declare an accountancy major, students must:

  1. Have a GPA of 2.5/4.00 or better (or departmental approval).
  2. Complete MGMT 2200, ECON 2200, and ACCT 2211 with a grade of 'C' or better. 
    Normally, a student desiring to major in Accountancy will complete ACCT 2211 with a grade of 'B' or better.

Please see our Checksheet for all major requirements .


Student Quotes

"This department really helps students to hone their professional and presentation skills, making the transition to the real world easier."
    -TD Clinton
     (Senior Accountancy Major)


"The writing you do [at LaGrange College] prepares (your students) for that aspect of the job in a way I haven't seen before."
     Jimmy Ellison, Partner
     KBT&E, CPAs
     Kennesaw, GA