Accounting Degree

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Our coursework helps sharpen critical thinking as well as financial skills

Accounting is the systematic recording, presentation and interpretation of financial records. It is sometimes called the “language of business” because knowledge of accounting is essential in a number of related fields.  Accounting is a field that is in demand and one in which graduates can continue to grow and progress inside a company.

There are many different positions in the accounting field. Careers range from entry level to upper management. Many accounting majors advance to senior management positions, become partners in accounting practices or even become chief financial officers of companies. Others use their accounting knowledge to help them become successful in related fields such as finance, law and education.

Its principles are crucial to a wide range of applications, from government and industry to aiding the public and service organizations. Technical competence as well as business professional skills are basic requirements in this field.

FGCU accounting students are required to use a variety of technology tools in class assignments. Courses include projects designed to enhance critical thinking, oral and written communications and teamwork skills; and foster awareness of diversity, ethical and global issues.

In addition to a bachelor of science degree, FGCU offers a master’s degree in accounting and taxation.

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Accounting Society

Provides students with information about careers in Accounting and about current issues facing the accounting profession.

Beta Alpha Psi

Honorary organization for Financial Information (accounting, finance and computer information systems) students and professionals.

IMA Student Chapter (IMA-SC)

Achieve both personal and professional development in the fields of Accounting and Finance.

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Chelsea R. Ganey named BGS Chapter Honoree 2023

Chelsea R. Ganey named BGS Chapter Honoree 2023

April 27, 2023 / Lutgert News / Tags: 2023, Accounting, Advertising, Agribusiness, BGS, Beta Gamma Sigma, Economics, Finance, Graduate, Honoree, Information Systems & Operations Management, Management, Marketing, PGA Golf Management, Real Estate, Resort & Hospitality, Sales, Undergraduate

Chelsea is responsible for developing, communicating and executing on the strategic plan and growth of Moran Wealth Management. Prior to this role, she spent 8 years at the firm as a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for the fixed income and several equity strategies. She serves on both the Executive Committee and Investment Committee at Moran Wealth Management. Chelsea earned her BS in Finance from Florida Gulf Coast University. She was awarded the CFA Charter from the CFA Institute in 2014, and is a member of the CFA Society of Naples where she currently serves on the board. In 2021, Chelsea co-founded Southwest Florida Women in Investment Management to support the development and advancement of women in the local finance community. In addition to her responsibilities at Moran Wealth Management, Chelsea sits on the Executive Council for the Department of Economics and Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University and is the President of the House Corporation for the Pi Mu Chapter of Chi Omega. Lastly, she is a member of CHIEF, a private organization for women executive leaders. Chelsea loves to read, travel, and spend quality time with her family. As a Midwest transplant, she lovingly cheers for the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs.

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