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Category: Accounting for Business
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Are you interested in a career in advanced or corporate accounting? If so, then Grand Canyon University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Accounting can accelerate your learning and put you on the correct path. This MBA introduces students to business principles and topics while fostering skills to help graduates compete for advanced management positions. Read on to learn about some careers to consider after earning GCU’s MBA in accounting:

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By Kelly Damron, CPA, MBA
Assistant Professor, Colangelo College of Business

It is challenging being a professor of a class very few students want to take. Accounting is often intimidating to students because it involves math and unfamiliar terminology. Moreover, accounting can be boring.

To make matters worse, the concepts in accounting are backward from the banking terminology students are familiar with. The term debit, as we know it as consumers, is not technically correct according to the rules of accounting.

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By Jessica Meyer
Marketing Major, Colangelo College of Business

There are several benefits to earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business. If you have an interest in studying accounting, finance and statistics, but your location or schedule does not allow you to study at GCU’s main campus, then an online bachelor’s degree in accounting could be a perfect fit for you.

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By Donna DeMilia, PhD, CPA, CMA
Associate Professor, Colangelo College of Business  

As the Christmas season ends and the New Year begins, we need to remember to start preparing our year-end documentation for our tax return filing. For some people, this is a very scary process, but it does not need to be! There are plenty of (free!) resources available so that you can get your taxes prepared and filed on time.

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By Donna DeMilia, PhD, CPA, CMA
Associate Professor, Colangelo College of Business

Our accounting majors at the Colangelo College of Business have been exploring the designation that tends to be an alternative to the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license – the CMA designation. While most accounting majors have heard of the CPA license, they are not all familiar with the CMA designation. Both designations require that candidates pass an exam and meet experience requirements, but the career paths of the CPA and the CMA are often quite different.

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