T. Jean Engebretson
Associate Professor of Accounting
Jaynes Hall, Room 102-A
The Department of Accounting is dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills to enter today's workforce, to attain certification, and/or to persue graduate education. Our program emphasizes practical, hands-on experience in a student-centered environment.
Along with the College of Business & Aviation, the Department of Accounting is committed to the following goals:
Graduates with a major in accounting will be to:
As part of the Accounting major at Fairmont State University, you will take a comprehensive exam each semester, beginning the semester in which you are enrolled in Intermediate Accounting I (in total, six exams). Each exam will cover all of the accounting courses you should have taken up to that point in the major.
To be prepared for the comprehensive review exams, you will submit assignments for a grade in each upper-level accounting course. These assignments will be accumulated to create a reference binder to be used as a study guide for the exams. The completed binder will be submitted for a grade in ACCT4410 Case Studies in Accounting.
The purpose of the exams is to provide a continuous review of critical accounting knowledge to prepare you for your future endeavors including the CPA exam and/or graduate school.
Fairmont State Accounting graduates are prepared for careers in public, industrial, and governmental accounting in positions. Accounting majors become general accountants, account managers, staff accountants in public accounting, internal auditors, industrial accountants, financial analysts and Internal Revenue agents. Some untraditional careers include: