Accounting Program


The mission of the Ferrum College business programs is to offer educational programs and activities that prepare business students both personally and professionally, for the managerial challenges of the global competitive environment, through individual and group work and through the blending of instruction and experiential learning.

Coursework in Accounting

The curriculum incorporates a variety of topics to prepare students for opportunities in the field of Accounting, and includes courses such as:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Accounting Theory
  • Auditing
  • Business Communication
  • Business Law
  • Business Policy
  • Computer Applications
  • Economics
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • International Finance
  • Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Money and Banking
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Taxation

Experiential & Hands-on Learning Opportunities

  • Tax Returns: As part of Ferrum College’s motto, “Not self, but others,” Accounting majors prepare tax returns for other students and low-income county residents, free of charge.
  • Internships: Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship.

Related Clubs

There are over 50 clubs and organizations available to students at Ferrum College. These are specifically related to Accounting:

  • Accounting Club
Ferrum College Enactus Team

What can I be with a major in Accounting?

A major in Accounting leads to traditional career paths, as well as less expected fields. For example:

  • You could be a(n) …
  • Accountant/CPA
  • Auditor
  • Entrepreneur
  • FBI Agent
  • Fraud Examiner
  • IRS Investigator
  • Professor
  • Tax Specialist

Accounting Faculty

Christine H. Stinson
Associate Professor of Accounting and Business
Program Coordinator of Accounting
B.S., Swarthmore College
M.A., College of William and Mary
M.B.A., University of Washington
Ph.D., University of Washington
Ph.D., Stanford University
(540) 365-4311

David Sulzen
Associate Professor of Accounting and Director of Professional Studies
M.B.A., Georgia State University
Georgia Certified Public Accountant
(540) 365-4316

Administrative Support

Kathy Fletcher
Academic Secretary to Recreation Leadership
School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies
(540) 365-4514 – Office
(540) 365-4408 – Fax