“Choosing Accounting as a Second Career”
Accounting faculty members Amie Dragoo and Melodi Bunting wrote this article for the December, 2014 edition of On Balance, published by the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs. The article describes the experiences of MS-Accountancy graduates Elizabeth Heins-van der Weide and Robert Zillmer as they changed careers to become auditors. Read the article.
2014 International Study Tour to China - May 23 - June 1, 2014
This 10-day tour of Beijing, Shanghai and Suzhou is designed for business students and working professionals with the aim of providing critical insights to and valuable, first-hand experiences with China’s business climate, culture, and history. The Tour is open to Edgewood College students in the MBA, MS Accountancy, MS Organization Development, and Accelerated BBA programs. For more information, please contact Mark Barnard - email@example.com or 608-663-3419.
Download the 2014 International Study Tour brochure.
MBA in Health Systems Leadership - NEW
Designed in close collaboration with local healthcare system experts, the MBA in Health Systems Leadership prepares future executives to make a meaningful difference in a wide range of healthcare delivery and financing organizations. In addition to administrative managers, the program is well suited for physicians, pharmacists and other clinicians, lawyers and accounting professionals serving health system clients. The 43-credit curriculum includes courses such as Managerial Health Economics, Health Policy and Law, Healthcare Service and Clinical Quality, and is taught by highly qualified health professionals and faculty.
Healthcare Reform: It's Your Business, Smith & Gestland Executive Speaker Series
The School of Business at Edgewood College hosted a very special Smith & Gesteland Executive Speaker Series event, “Healthcare Reform: It’s Your Business.” Peter Christman - Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, UW Medical Foundation; Lon Sprecher - President and CEO, Dean Health Plan; Dave Rakel - Associate Professor and Director, UW Integrative Medicine Program; and Londa Dewey - President, QTI, discussed the impact and implications of healthcare reform on businesses and organization in Greater Madison.
Watch the recording by City of Madison
MBA with Sustainability Leadership Concentration
The business world has an important role to play in creating flourishing communities. In recognition of this responsibility, the School of Business has added the Sustainability Leadership Graduate Certificate as a concentration in the MBA program. MBA students can earn a Concentration in this emerging field of study. Or, recipients of the Certificate may apply earned credit toward the MBA degree as qualifying electives. With our world class faculty and ACBSP global accreditation, this option puts the School of Business at Edgewood College in the company of the top business schools in the country. Learn more.
“Online Learning Offers Dynamic Learning Opportunities” by Melodi Bunting, Senior Lecturer in the MS Accountancy program.
Melodi’s article was published in the Winter 2012 edition of WICPA’s news for the CPA2b. Click here to read the article and learn more about how Melodi’s online courses are built to transform the way students learn.
Record-Setting Demand Projected for Accounting Graduates
The American Institute of CPAs recently reported "unprecedented level of demand from public accounting firms, with a record 40,350 accounting graduates hired in 2012 and 89 percent of those firms forecasting the same or increased hiring of graduates this year."
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects nearly 16 percent growth for accountants between 2010 and 2020, which is much faster than the average growth for most other professions. An additional 190,700 accounting and auditing jobs will need to be filled during that time period. The profession's promising outlook has earned it the No. 21 spot on the Best Jobs of 2012 list. Learn more.
Take a look at the average salaries for college graduates in public and private accounting. According to the IMA Annual Salary Survey, 2011 - “Professionals who hold some form of certification—Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or both (CMA and CPA)—can earn nearly $22,000 more in average total compensation annually than noncertified peers.”
Learn how an Accountancy degree or certificate from Edgewood College can help advance your accounting career.
Edgewood College Accounting Students Provide Free Tax Assistance
Each year, Edgewood College undergraduate and graduate accounting students participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, AARP, and Edgewood College provides free tax preparation assistance to people with low incomes, individuals with disabilities, seniors, and non-English speaking taxpayers. Edgewood College students are proud to provide this community service to more than 500 Dane County families annually.
GMAT Waived for Edgewood College Business Graduates
Taking the GMAT is no longer required for MBA applicants who have completed an undergraduate business degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above from Edgewood College within the past 5 years.