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School of Accountancy

 

The  School of Accountancy was established  to meet the growing demand for highly qualified professionals in the many specialized areas of accountancy. The school  provides a professional education to prepare students for careers in public accounting, corporate accounting, criminal investigation, financial management and a variety of careers that demand a high level of proficiency  in accounting.

Through a traditional four-year curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, the school's program encourages scholarly professional research that contributes to the advancement of accounting theory and practice. Additionally, it provides students with the foundation for passing pro- fessional certification examinations such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examinations.

In addition to students in the College of Business, the school offers accounting courses that serve the needs of the University-wide constituency and offers various educational services to the professional and business communities.

Graduates also gain the necessary foundation to pursue advanced degrees in business and related areas.

Accounting majors are required to complete 121 semester hours of which 30 credit hours must be in the field of accounting (above the principles level). A grade of "C" or better must be attained in all accounting courses presented to fulfill the requirements in the major. Accounting electives in specialized areas are available to advanced students.

While the traditional four-year program fulfills the educational requirements for certain areas of accounting, Louisiana requires a baccalaureate degree and no less than 150 hours of University course credit to take the Certified Public Accountants' (CPA) examination. A number of other states have similar requirements and prospective candidates are advised to contact the respective State Boards of Accountancy. Individuals desiring to meet these requirements can do so by completing a minimum of 30 additional hours beyond the hours required for the baccalaureate degree.  We recommend that students consider the Master of Business Administration Program in the College of Business to satisfy this requirement.

Curriculum Guides:

Contact Information:

Professor Mary Alice G. Darby, MBA, JD, CPA
School of Accountancy - Director
Suite 218 T. T. Allain Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813
Phone: 225-771-5642
Fax: 225-771-5262
E-mail: mary_darby@subr.edu OR magdarby@yahoo.com

Ms. Adelea Holmes
School of Accountancy - Administrative Assistant
Suite 218 T. T. Allain Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813
Phone: 225-771-5642
Fax: 225-771-5262
E-mail: adelea_holmes@subr.edu OR aholmesjan@yahoo.com

Faculty Members:

Dr. Koffi Dodor, CPA, Assistant Professor
Phone: 225-771-5963 / Office:  249 T. T. Allain Hall
E-mail: koffi_dodor@subr.edu

Dr. Reginald Wilson, CPA, Assistant Professor
Phone: 225-771-4353 / Office:  117 T. T. Allain Hall
E-mail: reginald_wilson@subr.edu

Ms. Thelma Jones, Instructor
Phone: 225-771-0216 / Office:  118 T. T. Allain Hall
E-mail: tjones1972@cox.net

Ms. Lauri R. Patterson, MBA, JD, Adjunct Professor
Phone: 225-771-6229 / Office:  203 T. T. Allain Hall
E-mail: laurirpatterson@yahoo.com