Ohio Dominican University's Accounting program provides knowledge of accounting concepts and principles, built on a strong foundation of business theory and grounded within a liberal arts curriculum.
ODU Accounting students can participate in and obtain free membership to Future Accounting Professionals (FAP), an on-campus student organization. FAP typically hosts four events every year. Past events have included resume writing seminars, panel discussions with alumni and meet-the-professions events to introduce students to professional organizations. Qualified students have the opportunity to participate in Delta Mu Delta (DMD) Honor Society. DMD provides international academic recognition for undergraduate and graduate business students who excel in their academic studies. Accounting students participate in the Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits (FETCH) program each year. ODU’s Accounting program has an Educational Partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). ACFE provides Ohio Dominican with educational material for Fraud and Forensic Accounting Courses, and students receive discounted student memberships and discounts to take the CFE exam. Each Accounting major has an Accounting faculty as an Academic Advisor.
• ODU’s Accounting program is aligned with Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam knowledge area requirements. • ODU Accounting students typically compete in two national accounting competitions - the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Accounting Competition and the Association of Government Accountants Accounting/Finance Case Challenge. • AICPA 2011 Competition: ODU had the only team in Ohio to place in the top 10. • AICPA 2010 Competition: ODU was the only college or university in the country to have two teams place in the top 10. • AICPA 2010 Competition: ODU finished third in the nation. • AGA 2011: ODU’s graduate team finished second in AGA First Annual Graduate Case Challenge. • AGA 2010 Undergraduate Case Challenge Champions. ODU placed first in the AGA National Undergraduate Case Challenge.
Assistant Professor Robert Osborne received the Conley Award for "Outstanding Teacher" at Ohio Dominican University in 2008. The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants nominated Osborne for the Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator in 2008 and 2009.
Assistant Professor Margaret Gilmore has several years of professional experience as a CPA, including 10 years with Big 4 international accounting firm Deloitte in its tax consulting group. ODU recognized Gilmore as its 2011-2012 Faculty Adviser of the Year for Future Accounting Professionals. In addition, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants named Gilmore to serve as an AICPA CPA Ambassador starting in 2012.