Accounting

Major & Minor

Studying Accounting at Bushnell University, you will be equipped with the tools you need to assess financial operations, analyze records, and ensure that organizations run smoothly and efficiently. Whether you’re interested in public accounting, corporate accounting, or wealth management, you’ll be trained to excel in the accounting profession.

You will learn the technical skills of accounting that is vital to passing the Certified Public Accountant exam, while expanding on the resources God has given you.

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Why Choose Bushnell?

The Accounting major will provide students with a variety of careers in both the private and public sectors. Courses will provide students not only the technical aspects of accounting, but how a biblical perspective shapes the way you view your career and the decisions you make.

Accelerated Duel Pathway

Students are able to obtain two degrees (B.A. and MBA)  in five years by enrolling in our Accelerated Duel Pathway.

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Program Objectives

Graduates of this program will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts and principles of Accounting
  • Verify, organize, analyze and apply data and use quantitative decision-support tools to provide effective solutions to accounting problems
  • Identify ethical issues and apply ethical principles and Christian values for organizational decision making
  • Demonstrate effective professional communication skills

Highlighted Courses

ACTG 345 Cost Accounting

This course provides a study of the basic cost accounting concepts and procedures, with emphasis on the development, interpretation, and application of managerial accounting information for planning, control, and decision making.

ACTG 470 Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations 

This course will focus on the external financial statements for government and other non-profit organizations and will include a discussion of fund accounting and non-profit reporting requirements.

 

Beacon Points of Pride

  • 99-percent of traditional undergraduates receive some form of financial aid
  • $19,600 average total of scholarships from Bushnell for first time students
  • 190 company and school internship and field experience partners
  • The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) reported a 100-percent pass rate for Bushnell students on the national exams (NCE & NCMHE) over the last year. Bushnell students score on average higher than the national averages on 12 of the 14 exam areas
  • According to EDsmart.org, a nationaly recognized publisher of college resources and rankings, Bushnell University is ranked 2nd in the state of Oregon among fully accredited universities and colleges

Career Opportunities

Potential careers with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting include:

  • Banker
  • Accountant
  • Finanical Planner
  • Financial Advisor
  • Business Analyst
  • Investment Advisor
  • Financial Modeler
  • Actuary

Life After Graduation

Some of our graduates have been hired by the following organizations:

  • Moss Adams
  • Houch Evarts Company, LLC 
  • Isler Northwest, LLC
  • Jones & Roth CPAs and Business Advisors
  • Zirkle, Long & Associates
  • Lime
  • Guild Log and Timber
  • Private Tax Firms
  • Willamette Water Company

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    Life at Bushnell

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    Slide 1
    "I chose to attend Bushnell because of its small size and Christian centeredness. I decided to do accounting specifically because it is more specialized, and I believe it will provide a strong entry into the business field. At Bushnell I believe that the classes have extraordinary value because it is set up where the student can actually learn, and they are not just treated as a number."

    -Christopher Rosebrook, Class of 2024

    Slide 3
    "I chose to attend Bushnell University because going to a Christ centered university was very important to me.  When I visited Bushnell's campus, I fell in love with the campus culture and the way that students interacted with each other. I chose to study accounting because it combined two of my favorite things: people and math!"

    -Madison Clark, Class of 2023

    Slide 2
    "I decided to attend Bushnell for a few key reasons. First, I wanted to enjoy learning and studying for my career path while honoring my faith. Secondly, I wanted to attend because I know Bushnell has an outstanding accounting program which I am interested in to further my career.
    I have enjoyed the business department's involvement in helping me further develop myself for my career. Bushnell provides me with an individualized experience that I wouldn’t have at other, larger universities."

    -Alex Petshow, Class of 2024

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    Meet the Faculty

    Shelly Hartzell, M.S.M., CPA, CMA  Program Director

    “Accounting makes a difference.  Accountants are called “Gatekeepers”, as they protect the resources of the company, as well as protect investors and employees who believe in the worth of the company, with their knowledge and their integrity to do things right. 

    A degree in accounting opens so many career paths; public accounting where you work with clients, private accounting where you work in business and industry, non-profits, government, education, or self-employed.”