Why study Accounting at Benedictine Mesa?

Accounting is a foundational element of business, linked to providing control, stability, and accountability to a company’s finances. It’s a role that will likely always be in demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the accountant and auditor job market will grow by 10 percent between 2016 and 2026. Even so, students may still ask themselves, why study accounting? The answer goes beyond a projected uptick in job availability. Benedictine Mesa accounting students have the opportunity to either double major or minor in another field, giving them a leg up on the competition. They can also apply for the CO+HOOTS Institute for Entrepreneurship where they will gain access to a network of experts, mentors, sponsors, guides and even employers. 


 


"I had a pretty good idea that I wanted to run my own small business for awhile now. Majoring in Accounting has really opened my eyes to learn what it takes behind the scenes to be successful. The professors are great at teaching and showing us real-world business examples and helping us understand what it is really going to take to be successful when we graduate. Being away from home has really helped me figure out who I am and has helped me grow as a person, both intellectually and spiritually. Being able to interact on a personal level with the faculty and staff has grown my confidence immensely. So happy with my college choice!” - CHARLES POLLNOW, '21


 

Gain Experience Through Internships

Benedictine University Mesa has a partnership with Mesa United Way, where our students can volunteer with  the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, undergoing an intensive training for the entire month of January. Our students have also interned with Enterprise, Edward Jones, Boudreau Consulting and the Johnson Appraisal Group. 

Endless Opportunities in Accounting

Studies have shown that career outlooks for Accounting students have never looked more promising. Accounting is such a diverse field, and is considered the most versatile and best degree because it affords students the opportunity to go in whatever career direction they so choose. The skills taught in accounting can prepare a student for any role, including positions outside of finance or accounting. BenU Mesa students have gone on to have successful careers as accountants, financial advisors, chief financial officers and auditors.

Sample Courses

• ECON 2101: Macroeconomics
• MGT 2235: Business Law
• ACCT 2201: Intermediate Accounting I
• ACCT 3311: Cost Accounting
• ACCT 4313: Auditing and Assurance Service
• ACCT 3312: Federal Taxation

Benedictine is in CO+HOOTS

The CO+HOOTS Institute for Entrepreneurship at Benedictine will begin in the Fall of 2020 and offer BenU Mesa students a safe environment to learn and launch a potential business under the guidance of practicing, experienced, and successful entrepreneurs. The four-year intensive immersion program will develop and support the growth of our students’ innovative and creative ideas.  Applications are now being accepted!

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Upcoming Events

Jan
24
Day of Service: American Red Cross Shelter Training
Mesa Branch Campus
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Details

Day of Service: American Red Cross Shelter Training

Date: January 24

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Contact: Elaine Davies    edavies@ben.edu

Event Description:

American Red Cross Shelter Training (via TEAMS)

Please contact Elaine L. Davies at edavies@ben.edu for registration link no later than Monday, Jan. 24 by 1:00 p.m.

Jan
27
Kickstart Your Career Search
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM
Event Details

Kickstart Your Career Search

Date: January 27

Time: 12:00 PM

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Office of Career Development

Contact: Elaine Davies    edavies@ben.edu

Event Description:

Join us for Kickstart Your Career Search– A discussion about career exploration and possible preparation pathway!

Click HERE to join via ZOOM

Meeting ID: 895 2000 7318

Passcode: 914636

Jan
31
MLK and Muhammed Ali Days of Service Tik Tok Challenge! - ENDS at 5:00 p.m. CST
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

MLK and Muhammed Ali Days of Service Tik Tok Challenge! - ENDS at 5:00 p.m. CST

Date: January 31

Time: - 5:00 PM

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, BenU Serves, Giving DuPage

Contact: Elaine Davies    edavies@ben.edu

Event Description:

Beginning on January 17, 2022, Benedictine University in Lisle and Mesa, will kick off our celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luth King, Jr. In keeping with the Benedictine values of Humility, Community, and Stability, our goal is to provide students with opportunities to do virtuous deeds for others. These acts do not need to be large or require a lengthy commitment.

To highlight these selfless acts, we present you with the First Ever, BenU TikTok Challenge!

The Challenge will end on Monday, January 31 at 5:00 p.m. A panel of student volunteers will vote for their two favorite videos using the above-listed hashtags. Criteria will include adherence to Benedictine University Values and Student Responsibilities, creativity, overall likeability, and genuine sincerity.

Prizes:
First Prize - $50 Amazon Gift Card
Second Prize - $25 Amazon Gift Card

Visit the Multicultural Student Affairs website for all the details!

Mar
28
Cubs vs. Sox - Mesa Spring Training Event
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Cubs vs. Sox - Mesa Spring Training Event

Date: March 28

Time: All Day

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: Sloan Park, Mesa, AZ

Event Sponsor: Alumni Relations

Contact: JP Bradley    jbradley@ben.edu

Event Description:

2022 spring training event

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