Accounting BBA New Online
Brenau University will offer an online bachelor of business administration degree in accounting starting with the fall 2007 semester. The fully accredited undergraduate program enables students to earn all the courses required for them to take the state licensing examination for certified public accountants. Its broad curriculum also prepares students for a variety of employment opportunities in accounting as well as for entry into graduate programs. Brenau already offers an MBA in accounting online.
The BBA in accountancy program resides in Brenau´s Department of Business Administration under the supervision of Associate Professor Terrie Thamer, who teaches both online and classroom courses. “Online students receive the same rigorous instruction as their on-campuscounterparts,” says Thamer. “Each student is also assigned a faculty adviser to assist them in their course and career planning.”
Parade magazine recently identified forensic accounting, which includes fraud examination, as one of “the hottest jobs” for college graduates. The recruiting firm Robert Half Finance & Accounting adds that individuals with accounting undergraduate degrees and one to three years experience could expect to earn $33,750 to $51,250 a year.
GEMC’s Georgia Magazine Feature Article
The September 2006 issue of Georgia Magazine (a publication of the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation) features an article exploring the efforts of Georgia colleges and universities to extend educational opportunities to students off campus. Read about Brenau University’s online programs and those available at other institutions of higher education in the state of Georgia.
Associate of Arts Degree Courses Debut
Two new courses, developed especially for Associate of Arts degree students, are offered this fall semester in Gainesville and will be offered in the online format this spring semester: AS110 – Skills for Professional Transition (2 credits) and LB101 – Library Research (1 credit). Some adult returning students have been out of a school setting for some time and will appreciate a refresher course focusing on stress and time management, library and study skills, writing style, learning styles and strategies, and dealing with work, home, and family concerns while attending school. These two courses are taught together to give new and returning students an introduction to college learning.