RICHMOND, Ky. (May 2, 2018)—Beginning this fall, Eastern Kentucky University will be the first Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International-accredited program in Kentucky to offer a fully online degree in accounting. Applications are now being accepted for the bachelor’s of business administration degree with a concentration in public accounting. In addition, an online certificate in accounting will be available for those who have a bachelor’s degree in another field. EKU’s accounting degree and certificate will prepare students for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and a variety of career paths in business. “In addition to learning about accounting, our students take foundational business courses,” explained Dr. Thomas Erekson, dean of the EKU College of Business and Technology. “An EKU accounting graduate can become a CPA, start his or her own business or move into an upper management … [Read more...] about EKU to offer online accounting degree beginning Fall 2018
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WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (April 19, 2018) — University of the Cumberlands has entered into an articulation agreement with Somerset Community College to provide a more seamless pathway for SCC students completing the associate of applied science degree in accounting to move toward completion of the bachelor’s degree in accounting. “Building clear pathways to success for our transfer students is an integral part of SCC’s mission, and we are excited to provide this opportunity with UC to help our students achieve their academic goals,” said Dr. Clint Hayes, SCC interim provost. Upon successful completion of the associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degree in accounting from SCC, coursework will be applied toward the requirements of the bachelor in science degree in accounting from the Hutton School of Business at Cumberlands. All students earning the A.A.S. in accounting from any SCC campus may transfer up to 92 credit hours to their bachelor’s degree in … [Read more...] about Cumberlands enters agreement with Somerset CC for students to complete accounting degree
LAS VEGAS -- A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year's World Series of Poker champion. Scott Blumstein won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by dozens of supporters including relatives and college friends. He is now more than $8.1 million richer after eliminating Pennsylvania's Daniel Ott on the 246th hand of the final table, more than 60 hands with just the two of them with bricks of bills and a gold bracelet separating them. "I'm really happy about how I played tonight," said Blumstein, who's 25. "... This is just one poker tournament. It takes variance and luck and playing your best, and all those things came together, and I'm happy to be the winner." Blumstein's final hand of an ace of hearts and a two of diamonds ended up being stronger than that of Ott, who went all in with an ace of diamonds and an eight of diamonds. The community cards were a jack of spades, a six of spades, a five of hearts, a seven of … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo N.J. man with accounting degree wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M
Over the past few years, consumers have become increasingly familiar with the powerful potential of digital tools to manage their finances. In 2017, Nielsen data showed that more than 73% of all U.S. households used internet banking services to access their accounts, transfer funds, and pay bills. But although bank customers have been enthusiastic in embracing new technologies, a significant number continue to view online-only banks as less credible than institutions that maintain brick-and-mortar branches in their area. Online banks usually market their deposit accounts as cheaper, higher-interest alternatives to traditional banking. However, their novelty and lack of physical branch locations make them a frequent target of skepticism. Nevertheless, online-only banks can play a reliable—if limited—role in boosting your savings rate. Online Banking is Less Risky Than You May Think Online banks are often seen as a risky, untested alternative to tried-and-true systems that … [Read more...] about Banking Grows in Popularity, But Are Online-Only Banks Worthwhile?
When deciding on a major, Mohammad Zahid wanted something with stability and ample job opportunities. After some encouragement from his siblings, he chose accounting. “You don’t have to worry about losing your job because of a stock market crash, and everyone needs an accountant,” he said. Zahid, who is majoring in accounting at Tulsa Community College with plans to transfer to the University of Tulsa, also happened to choose the path of a career that, according to some reports, will be the most in demand profession in the Tulsa area in the coming years. According to data from Emsi, a labor market data services company, accounting and auditing positions that require a bachelor’s degree or higher are expected to have the largest number of unfilled positions locally with 299 in 2020. Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing positions that require some college but no degree also rank at the top of jobs in that category that will go unfilled with 588 in 2020. … [Read more...] about What will be one of the most in-demand careers in Tulsa? Accountant