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Dr. Shawn Keough
Assistant Professor 
Chair of the Faculty
Emporia State University

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Accounting provides much of the information managers need to make decisions concerning business, governmental units, and not-for-profit organizations.  Accounting generates information about an organization’s resources, the source of those resources, and how effectively the resources have been used.

Program of Study

ESU offers an accounting major within the Bachelor of Science in Business degree program plus a minor for those students majoring in areas other than accounting. An accounting concentration is available at the graduate level as part of the MBA program. The accounting concentration can be used in satisfying the 150-hour requirement for admission to the CPA Exam.

Professional Certification

Over the years, ESU's accounting graduates have compiled an outstanding record of performance on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. The accounting program provides students with the technical skills and competencies needed to sit for professional examinations such as CPA and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams.

Other Opportunities

Opportunities outside the classroom are as valuable as academic experiences. The ESU Accounting Club and Beta Alpha Psi, a national honorary society:

  • broaden your understanding of the accounting profession
  • create a close relationship among accounting students
  • help you meet successful accountants

Both organizations sponsor a wide range of activities each year, including field trips, presentations by accountants, picnics, and a Christmas party. The highlight of the year is the Spring Banquet during which outstanding students receive scholarships and are recognized for their contributions to the university. The best accounting students academically are recognized at the annual banquet.