ACU’s top-ranked Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) degree is designed for the 21st century. The business world is more complex, and the public demands meaningful financial reporting. Accountants do not work in isolation, but instead contribute to the business as part of a team. Financial transactions are more sophisticated. Accounting and auditing standards are more numerous and require greater interpretive skills. Technology is altering the way people work, learn and communicate. In about a year’s time, as students prepare for a career in professional accounting, they will develop skills in written and oral communication, teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking. Non-business electives allow them to connect their learning to other disciplines, broadening their understanding of the world around them.
Art and technology combine as ideas are turned into designs for print or the web. Visuals are a large component of effective communication; text and graphics work together in branding or messaging. Housed in the Art and Design Department and in collaboration with Journalism and Mass Communication the Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design/advertising blends art and design training with preparation in advertising and mass communication principles. Leave armed with knowledge, skills and a professional portfolio that will help students find a career as a designer in a variety of industries, including advertising, publishing, media and eCommerce.
Accountants are skilled financial problem-solvers and critical thinkers who use accounting information to make informed and ethical business decisions. Every industry and sector — businesses and organizations of all sizes needs accountants. The accounting major at ACU will prepare students for this in-demand, diverse profession. The faculty members at ACU nourish the students in a practical manner to prepare them for their future careers.