Accounting

The accounting program focuses on the principles of financial reporting, budgeting, auditing, and taxation. Students will be prepared for careers in accounting, graduate or professional school, and to take the CPA exam.

Program Tracks: ACCTG.BS

Lee's programs give the student a chance to experience various aspects of life at Lee beyond academics, offering program-specific global trips, clubs, service, and research opportunities. The following are possible aspects of life outside the classroom for students in the above degree programs:

Hub/Support/Tutoring 

Designated accounting and finance tutoring lab

Travel/Global Trips
  • Israel 
  • Italy
  • Uruguay Argentina
Social Clubs

Phi Beta Lambda

Academic/Honors
  • Delta Mu Delta Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma
Service
  • Operation Christmas Child with Dr. David Smartt (fall)
  • Indian Ministries of North America project (spring).
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – prepare forms for community members.
  • Summer Computer Camp Staff
Capstone
  • The Capstone course is designed to help graduating students integrate their faith with the academic knowledge they have gained throughout their studies. It is regarded as the final reflection of the essential Core Values of Lee University.
  • Business Ethics is the capstone course for the religion component where the QEP essay is administered. The QEP essay is designed for students to demonstrate their understanding of Lee’s core values.
  • The business capstone course is Strategic Management where students are expected to make application of the business curriculum by solving comprehensive cases presented to the class in a team context.
Home/Location

Accounting classes are housed in the School of Business.

Internships/Practicum
  • Business Advisory Council: assists business students with internships and job placements  
  • Internships available with CPA offices, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Olin, Unum, Tennova, and various banks.
  • Meet the Firms: students are invited to Meet the Firms where we invite local CPA firms and other organizations to come and meet our students. 
Research

Current or recent research projects have involved women in poverty, success on the major field test in the management discipline, developing business plans for global nonprofits, and holistic teaching practices. 

There are a variety of scholarships available to business majors
Honors and Awards
  • Two Hicks Scholars each year
  • School of Business Award
  • Don Rowe Excellence in Management
  • Accounting Award
  • Healthcare Administration Award
  • Computer Information Systems Award
  • Cletus Benton Award (Most outstanding rising senior)
SOB Honors

Reaccredited by ACBSP with no conditions or suggestions for improvements. This is exceptionally rare for a school to be reaccredited with no findings. 

This program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for achieving success after graduation. Here are the career paths often pursued by graduates in this program.

  • Accounting Accountant
  • Forensic accountant
  • Cost accountant
  • Actuarial analyst
  • Business adviser
  • Business analyst
  • Chartered management accountant
  • Management consultant
  • Corporate attorney
  • Financial planner