Students pursuing a degree in accounting will acquire both theoretical and practical accounting skills. The undergraduate accounting degree allows students the flexibility to choose an appropriate career path. Students can enter private industry upon graduation or get an early start on their graduate degree. Students can apply to the Master of Accountancy, through our early access program, during their senior year as an undergraduate student. This combined 5-year program allows accounting students aspiring to become CPAs to earn an undergraduate and graduate degree while also satisfying the 150 college credit hour requirement of the Uniform CPA Exam.
Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to earn course credit while gaining practical experience through internships. Lindenwood faculty, advisors, and career center staff activity provide opportunities for students to interact and meet with potential employers. Student organizations further enhance these networking opportunities. Finally, the Plaster College of Business provide students the chance to explore the world while also completing their coursework through shot-term study abroad trips.
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For the past three years, accounting majors have had the opportunity to gain real world experience through the VITA Tax Clinic. This free service allows community members from the local area, including some students, to bring in their tax documents and have accounting students file their tax return with the oversight of an accounting professor.
James Bosnick is an Assistant Professor of Accounting. He teaches Income Tax, Financial Accounting, and Managerial Accounting. Prior to Lindenwood, he worked in Big 4 Accounting doing primarily tax service work with Deloitte at their St. Louis office. Before that, Professor Bosnick also worked as a JAG officer within the US Air Force doing Contract & Fiscal law work, as well as general administrative and a few other miscellaneous areas.
Academically, Professor Bosnick began his collegiate studies at West Virginia University, which is where he was born and raised, and completed the majority of his graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis with focuses in accounting, taxation, and finance.
Steve Coleman is an Associate Professor of Accounting. He has a bachelor of science in Accounting from St. Louis University and a JD from Seton Hall University. He also completed his CPA in 1986. Dr. Coleman began his accounting career in 1985 and worked in several accounting and legal capacities over the past 36 years, including 25 years of public accounting, and corporate legal and accounting positions including serving as the CFO and general counsel of a privately owned consumer products company for 8 years before beginning his career at Lindenwood.
Dr. Coleman started at Lindenwood 2011 at the former Belleville campus before joining the Accounting faculty in St. Charles in 2015. He became the Accounting department chair in 2018. He lives in Florissant with his wife, Anne and have 3 grown children and two grandchildren. He enjoys traveling and playing golf in his spare time.
Dr. Jennifer Mack
Jennifer Mack is the Dean for the Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship and an Associate Professor of Accounting. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences with a specialization in Accounting, a Master of Education with a concentration in Accounting, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Prior to her academic career, she specialized in external reporting. She prepared SEC reports for a mid-sized corporation that included their annual and quarterly reports, initial public offering, and other external documents such as press releases.
She loves teaching principles classes in order to help students, regardless of their major, understand the importance of financial reports. She resides in St. Charles with her husband Brian, son Greyson, and a playful Havanese named Chase.
Dr. Robert Singer
Robert Singer is a Professor of Accounting. During his tenure at Lindenwood University, he has taught a wide variety of both financial and cost/managerial accounting course work at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
His research interests include the cultural and institutional impact of replacing rules-based US financial reporting with principles-based international financial reporting standards (IFRS), the value relevance of proposed financial reporting standards, and the transition from the passive learning lecture model to student centered learning. In connection with these interests, he has published a number of articles in both peer-reviewed academic and professional journals.
Dr. Singer is an active member of the Technical Issues Group of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and an active member of the International Section of the American Accounting Association. He is a certified public accountant in the State of Missouri. He received his Ph.D. from St. Louis University in 1996.
Dr. Kim Ulrich
Kimberly Ulrich is an Associate Professor of Accounting. She received her EdD in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from Lindenwood University. Her research focused on the inclusion of sustainability development in the accounting curriculum and she is currently co-leading a task force to advance sustainability initiatives at the university.
Dr. Ulrich has served as the advisor for the Sigma Psi chapter of Delta Sigma Pi since the charter was signed on May 3, 2014, and she received the Student Organization Advisor of the Year award for the 2018-19 academic year. Her course load regularly includes Financial Accounting and Reporting I and Accounting Information Systems, and she will be adding Data Analytics to the accounting curriculum in the fall. Outside of work, Dr. Ulrich prioritizes wellness and she enjoys spending time with her family and their pets.
Abby Weber is an Instructor of Accounting and Sport Management.