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Accounting students at SHU will learn the following principles:

  • Apply accounting knowledge in various managerial situations including preparing financial reports in contribution format. 
  • Communicate report analysis conclusions both verbally and in writing. 
  • Analyze financial data prepared in contribution format and use to make decisions about new and existing products. 
  • Continue introduction of business ethics. 

    • About: Accounting
    • Meet the Accounting Faculty
    • 3 Things: Accounting
    • Internships
    • Online Accounting
    • Careers
    • Clubs & Organizations

    The Accounting program is housed in the Business and Management Division. Students will earn a Bachelor's of Business Administration (BBA) degree.

    Bearden, Laura A.

    Bearden, Laura A.

    Associate Professor of Accounting517-264-7689
    Campbell, Linda M.

    Campbell, Linda M.

    Professor of Accounting517-264-7859
    Miller, Dawn M

    Miller, Dawn M

    Instructor of Accounting
    #1. Numerous internship possibilities 

    #2. An active Accounting Club

    #3. Online class flexibility

    Learn about internship opportunities in the Business Administration program.

    NOTE: Internships apply to Adrian campus undergraduate students only.

    About Internships

    The heart of the internship is the success the intern achieves in encountering and solving real-life problems in a professional workplace setting.

    The SHU business internship program provides the following benefits:

    • Help to provide students with relevant work experience, which is key to securing a job upon graduation.
    • While not required, internship credit can be applied to the major requirements.
    • Paid internships help defray educational costs for the student.
    • Students develop a digital portfolio of their internship project to share with prospective employers.

    Our students have interned at numerous companies, including:

    • Anderson Corp.
    • Croswell Opera House
    • Enterprise
    • First Federal Bank
    • Greenstone Farm Credit
    • Kapnick Insurance
    • Kraft Foods
    • NBC Toledo Channel 24
    • The Palace of Auburn Hills
    • Promedica Health Systems
    • WLEN Radio
    • Wacker Silicones

    The online Accounting program has added many new classes with the transition over to the Canvas learning system.

    Experience true online collaboration, including virtual meeting times and full instructor access. Share real-life experiences as well as learn from the latest curriculum.

    It is now possible to earn a full accounting degree online, as well as an accelerated degree, with Siena Heights University!

    Learn about the career opportunities you can have with a degree in Business Administration.

    When you graduate with a BBA degree from Siena Heights University you are prepared for the following business careers:

    • Account Executive
    • Arts Administrator
    • Benefits Coordinator
    • Customer Relations Specialist
    • Financial Planner
    • Marketing Manager
    • Product Manager
    • Media Buyer
    • Advertising Manager
    • Public Relations Coordinator
    • Operations Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Small Business Owner
    • Sales Manager
    • Social Entrepreneur
    • Training Specialist

    Learn more about the Business Management Association (BMA) campus club.

    The Business Management Association (BMA) is a campus club that welcomes students interested in business (from accounting to entrepreneurship, from international studies to marketing). The club serves three major purposes: education, service, and social enrichment.

    Volunteering as a club officer provides students the additional opportunity to develop, strengthen and apply leadership skills.

    Additional Info


    • Associate of Arts
    • Bachelor of Business Adm


    • Division of Business and Management


    Meet Siena

    Faculty & Staff

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    Laura Bearden

    Accounting CPA, CMA; Assistant Professor of Accounting


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    Denise Washington

    Bachelor & Master's degree graduate); adjunct instructor; Community Development Specialist, City of Battle Creek
    Contact Us at (800) 521-0009.
    Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.