Blackburn’s programs in Business & Economics provide students with a comprehensive study of accounting, management, marketing, economics, and entrepreneurial techniques. Annual business simulations give majors real world experience in their desired fields of work.
The accounting profession is continuously changing and students need many skills to be successful. The accounting program at Blackburn College is focused on students acquiring technical, technology, communication, and leadership skills.
Points of Distinction
Graduates of these programs have the skills, flexibility, and experience to fit into a wide variety of business environments or pursue further education through graduate programs.
Accounting students prepare for admission to graduate school for a Masters Degree and earn additional hours to take the CPA exam
Why this Major?
Every business needs a good accountant and you can work as public accountant or work in a private business. You can work in audits, taxes, consulting , managerial accounting, financial analysis, forensics, and other areas as IT consulting. As an accountant you will be able to communicate complex financial information to owners and managers to make better business decisions. The accountant is an integral part of the strategic management team of any organization.
The accounting club at Blackburn College runs the VITA program that helps file returns for low income individuals and families. Speakers are invited to share their knowledge across campus.
Some examples of projects include finding and discussing fraud cases, researching investments to test the risk return principle, researching 10-K reports for application of GAAP, and discussion of financial news. Technology is integrated through extensive use of Excel, QuickBooks and Databases. Students are given opportunities to broaden their academic horizons with field trips and cultural outings.
Activities & Events
Experiential learning through various field trips, internships, labor negotiation day, the free tax program and mentoring.
Clubs & Organizations
“The Accountables” is a club run by accounting majors. All other majors are invited.
Recently a student had a QuickBooks internship with a not for profit company. Opportunities for internships can be identified and pursued as they pertain to the individual student’s interest and course of study.
Work Program Opportunities
Opportunities for student Work Program positions exist in the Business Office for accounts payable, accounts receivable, general accounting. Some positions are also available in the academic department office.
Hot Job Outlooks
- Internal/External Auditor
- Tax Accountant
- Compliance Consultant
- Information Technology Accounting
- Corporate Controller
- Personal Financial Advisor
- Senior Financial Analyst
John Aden – Accounting major – went on to Vanderbilt University
Kyle Kesinger – Memorial Hospital
Andrea Weeks – Enterprise
David M. Woodson Center for Business and Economics is dedicated to the teaching of business
administration, economics and accounting. The facility has several computer projection equipped
classrooms, faculty offices, a conference room and a multi-use area that can convert from
classrooms to a larger area for group activities.
Faculty members have personal experience in business and accounting, and share their perspectives as they work with students in the classroom and as advisers on special projects.