The Accounting area of interest develops the knowledge and skills of managerial accounting, financial accounting and reporting that are key to organizational decision-making and communicating with stakeholders.

Accounting experiential elective courses offer opportunities to work with real clients. Students also benefit from the professional, leadership and networking opportunities available through the Atkinson Accounting Association. Students also benefit from the professional, leadership and networking opportunities of the Atkinson Accounting Association. 

Students may choose to pursue a formal concentration in Accounting. To complete the accounting concentration, students must have been enrolled in the Atkinson School during the 2019-20 academic year, declare Accounting as a concentration, complete a minimum of three (3) courses from the following list of elective courses with a grade of B (3.0) or higher, and meet all other requirements for graduation. The final MBA transcript of students who meet all of the above requirements will list "Accounting" as an area of concentration.

  • GSM 6013A/B - Grant Administration: Concept to Consequences
  • GSM 6015 - Accounting and Incentives in Organizations
  • GSM 6206 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • GSM 6210 - Accounting for Decision Making

Elective courses include some of the courses required for professional certifications such as CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), CMA (Certified Managerial Accountant), CPA (Certified Public Accountant), and CIA (Certified Internal Auditor). Students interested in these certifications are encouraged to verify certification requirements with the appropriate professional associations or governing bodies.

It is possible that a specific course may not be offered in a given year.

Willamette University

Early Career and Career Change MBA

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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