Accounting

Major: Accounting
Minor: 
Accounting
Related Majors:
 Business Administration, International Business, Economics, Advertising and Marketing Communication. 
Related Minors: 
Business, Economics, Finance
Program Director: Kel-Ann Eyler, Associate Professor of Accounting
Academic Catalogue

Overall, more Wesleyan College graduates pursue business-related professions than any other field. Business related majors consistently are among the Top 5 majors on our campus. Accounting is the language of business, and as such is a critical part of our society in the U.S. and globally. It is not only important to business organizations, but also to nonprofit, governmental, and other entities not specifically oriented to the for-profit world. The accounting program at Wesleyan offers the initial preparation needed to pursue a career as a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) or many other professional accounting paths, including Certified Management Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Financial Planner, to name just a few. To learn more, see the student section of the AICPA website as well as the Georgia Society of CPAs, or any state CPA chapter of your state of interest. One of the greatest benefits of studying accounting within a liberal arts environment is the unique combination of courses students take – not just in accounting, but also in the humanities and social sciences. For information about specific courses offered, please see our Academic Catalogue.

Wesleyan students are prepared to solve problems they would find in the business environment. The curriculum, which actively engages students, is discussion-based with emphasis on case analysis, problem solving, and critical thinking. Issues of economics, accounting, marketing, management, ethics, law, finance, and international opportunities are addressed in the program.

The Institute of Management Accountants can be a great place to start for information on obtaining the CMA (Certified Managerial Accountant) designation and other related programs. 


If you are interested in pursuing an "investigator" role in accounting, learn more about the Certified Internal Auditor offered through the Institute of Internal Auditors. Perhaps you'd also like to explore the profession of fraud auditing and become a Certified Fraud Examiner through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Field Study
The internship opportunities for business majors are virtually endless, and students quickly realize the benefits of being exposed to and working in their possible fields of interest. Some of the sponsors who welcome Wesleyan interns in business include McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks Accounting; PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC); Ernst & Young (EY); Deloitte; and Roedl. It's not uncommon for an internship to lead to a job offer.

Study Abroad
Wesleyan business students travel and study in a variety of locations, such as Spain, France, China, and Russia. Click here for additional Study Abroad information.

Scholarships and Awards
Academic Excellence Award.
 This award goes to the graduating senior with high academic achievement. This award consists of a certificate to the student and a plaque in the departmental suite.

The GSCPA (Georgia Society of CPAs) Award. This award goes to an accounting graduate with the highest GPA. It is sponsored by the Educational Foundation of the GSCPA and consists of a certificate and monetary award.

Government Employees Insurance Company Achievement Award. The recipient of the GEICO Achievement Award is a student who has the potential to make valuable contributions in the field of business as well as the campus community. The award consists of a cash award of $1000 to be presented to the recipient during Honors Day.

Outcomes
Wesleyan graduates equipped with the business degree are well-prepared to build on their undergraduate work or pursue immediate employment. Consequently, although some graduates pursue a Master of Business Administration or other graduate degree, most enter the work force immediately following graduation. Recent graduates have worked for Ernst & Young (EY); Deloitte; Georgia Department of Revenue; McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks Accounting; and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

In recent years Wesleyan advanced several students, majoring in accounting, to prestigious graduate school programs. These students will be attending some of the most competitive graduate programs in the nation and around the world; the include Georgia State University, Ohio State University, University of Georgia, and University of Southern California for graduate programs in Accounting.

Faculty

Glenna Meyer

Glenna Dod Meyer  D. Abbott Turner Professor of Free Enterprise and Professional Studies. B.S. (Business Education) Eastern Kentucky University 1965; M.A. (Business Education) Eastern Kentucky University 1968; Ed.D. (Business Education/Management) University of Southern Mississippi 1975. My primary research focuses on international business in Eastern Europe, gender issues in business communication, and marketing strategies for small businesses. Taylor 232.
gmeyer@wesleyancollege.edu


Phillip TaylorPhilip Davis Taylor Clara Carter Acree Chair of Social Sciences, Professor of Economics, Director of Graduate Business Programs. B.A. (Economics) University of North Carolina 1971; M.B.A. (Finance) University of North Carolina 1973; M.A., Ph.D. (Economics) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1989. My primary interests include the valuation of stocks and bonds and their derivative instruments and the impact of globalization on the financial institutions that trade these securities. Taylor 217. ptaylor@wesleyancollege.edu


EylerKel-Ann Eyler Associate Professor of Accounting. B.S. (Accounting) University of Virginia 1977; M.P.A., Ph.D. (Accounting) Georgia State University 1990. My research interests are auditor judgment, accounting history, accounting ethics, international accounting, and gender issues in accounting. Taylor 216.
keyler@wesleyancollege.edu


yingzhenYing Zhen, Assistant Professor of Business. B.A. (Economics) Communication University of China 2007; M.A. (Economics) Clark University 2009; Ph.D. (Economics) Clark University 2012. My major field of specialization is labor economics. My research interests include economics of immigration, gender and minority; demand and supply of labor; wages and compensation; mobility and unemployment. I am particularly interested in exploring how English-language proficiency affects foreign-born immigrants' labor market performance in the United States, especially for female immigrants. My minor field is industrial organization. Topics of interest include market structure, firm strategy, and market performance. Taylor 231. yzhen@wesleyancollege.edu

karakostiukKara Kostiuk, CPA Assistant Professor of Accounting. MAcc, Georgia College & State University; M.A. (Art History) Antioch University; B.A. (Studio Art) Denison University. My research interests include the psychological aspects of fraud and the economic implications of tax, accounting, and auditing regulatory updates. Taylor 215. kkostiuk@wesleyancollege.edu. 

Megan J. McMahonMegan J. McMahon Assistant Professor of Accounting. B.A. (Business Administration) University of Georgia 2004; MAcc (Accounting) University of Georgia 2004. My background in working for accounting firms in Atlanta and Macon have given me a strong knowledge of accounting, attest and auditing. I have experience in the manufacturing field of business which required me to use Cost accounting skills. Before joining Wesleyan I worked for Macon-Bibb County so I have a great understanding of governmental accounting. Megan was previously the Director of Finance for the City of Macon. mmcmahon@wesleyancollege.edu