Not just business as usual.
Accounting at LaGrange is more. During 33 semester hours of Accountancy courses
(or 15 in the minor), you'll learn to do more than just crunch numbers. We'll prepare
you for today's business environment by helping you develop the communication,
critical thinking and ethical decision making skills you need.
The liberal arts education that students receive at LaGrange College provides
the foundation of creative thinking, communication, and leadership skills needed
today. The accountancy major builds and expands on this liberal arts foundation.
Rather than focus on technical training only, the accountancy program emphasizes
higher-order cognitive skills: analytical thinking, creative problem-solving, and
Accounting professionals must know more than just accounting. They must integrate
knowledge from other business disciplines, such as finance and law, into their
decision-making processes. The interdisciplinary approach of the LaGrange College
accountancy program makes this integration second-nature for our students.
Research and Computer Skills
We include research and computer skills in every course. Students gain proficiency
in Microsoft Excel, tax databases such as RIA Checkpoint, and the Accounting Codification
Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills
We also emphasize interpersonal skills. Team-building projects are included in
most classes. As a church-related college, ethics are emphasized, and students
are continuously confronted with real-world ethical dilemmas. The courses are taught
with a global perspective, as well, preparing students for what they will encounter
The small size of LaGrange College allows the Accountancy faculty to develop a
close relationship with each student. The faculty members spend quality time with
students, discussing everything from careers to classes.
By partnering with area companies, our internship program provides opportunities
for students to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to real world situations.
Our students have interned in a wide variety of settings, including public accounting,
private industry, and not-for-profit organizations.
Major Declaration Requirements:
To declare an accountancy major, students must:
Have a GPA of 2.5/4.00 or better (or departmental approval).
Complete MGMT 2200, ECON 2200, and ACCT 2211 with a grade of 'C' or better.
Normally, a student desiring to major in Accountancy will complete ACCT 2211 with
a grade of 'B' or better.
Please see our
for all major requirements