—By Kelsey Brasel, assistant professor of accounting
When I teach the CPA exam review course each summer, I see a clear distinction between the abilities of those students who gained the exam’s required 150 additional credits through undergraduate classes and those who satisfied those credits through Ball State’s master’s in accounting coursework.
Our master’s curriculum empowers students with the critical thinking and technical knowledge needed to excel on the exam. Small class sizes and industry connections round out a powerful experience that outfits students with rewarding professional experiences and dynamic, transferable skills.
This fall, we are thrilled to offer an additional track with an emphasis on developing future accounting educators. The offering is the result of your generous support during the Paul W. Parkison Legacy Campaign, and we cannot wait to work with students interested in opening the door to an impactful career in academia.
As a first-generation college student, I do not take the issue of finances lightly, but I believe the benefits of the program far outweigh the costs associated with the degree, whether students are motivated simply by CPE exam performance or want to continue on to a PhD program.
Ball State works hard to help students gain financial assistance through relevant graduate assistantships and other pathways. Please do not hesitate to reach out to department chair Dr. John Ledbetter or myself for more information about the program and your future at Ball State.
About Kelsey Brasel
Kelsey Brasel, PhD, assistant professor of accounting, worked as an auditor for EY prior to entering a PhD program. She is one of several passionate faculty eager to educate and mentor students through a new master’s track focused on developing the next generation of accounting educators.
Contact Kelsey Brasel, PhD, assistant professor of accounting, or John Ledbetter, PhD, department chair, for more information about this program.
Explore the educator-focused master’s track and a complete list of department offerings.