The B.S.B.A. in Accounting is offered to those students who seek preparation to become professional accountants. The degree provides students with the technical and analytical foundation of the discipline of accountancy.
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During his early career, he worked his way up as an accountant for Price Waterhouse for ten years, starting as an Audit Staff Accountant and moving through the ranks as an Audit Senior Accountant, Audit Manager, Audit Senior Manager, and eventually becoming a Group Financial Director for the company, before beginning his teaching career.   Mr. Noxon manages all administrative functions and schedules, handles all academic and advising issues, develops and oversees strategic plans for his department, and serves as an advocate to help secure jobs for his students after graduation. He has been instrumental in arranging careers fairs, recruiting efforts, and professional networking opportunities. He not only sets up the opportunities, he makes extensive efforts to train and prepare his students.   Mr. Noxon currently holds a position on the Earl N. Phillips School of Business (PSB) Strategic Planning Committee. He earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of the South, and his M.B.A. from Tulane University Graduate School of Business. 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He teaches courses in principles and intermediate accounting, individual and corporate tax, and the accounting senior seminar. He holds the Microsoft Excel Proficiency Certificate and has offered short seminars to help business students master the Excel functions they need to apply to their classes and internships. Mr. Davis also teaches various CPA review topics for Becker’s CPA Exam Review.   Mr. Davis serves High Point University as the Advisor of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society. Past and present service to HPU includes the PSB Curriculum Committee, the Assurance of Learning Evaluation Committee, and a member of the Honor Court . He is the Director of the VITA Program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) where HPU accounting students provide tax form completion assistance to people of modest incomes in the City of High Point.   Mr. Davis pursues professional growth opportunities with the Annual Income Tax Update Conferences and Seminars sponsored by the NCACPA and NC State University, the Annual Accounting and Auditing Developments Seminars, and the Annual Accounting Educational Forums. He assisted with bringing the Adrian Project IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agents to the HPU campus. Students, decked out with fake weapons, bullet-proof vests and faux badges worked on hypothetical fraud cases such as tax fraud, embezzlement, and drug trafficking.   Mr. Davis earned his Master of Science – Accountancy from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his Bachelor of Administrative Science in Accounting at Guilford College. 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She then decided to further her education and earn an MBA with a concentration in finance and an accounting Ph.D. Her business experience, teamed with her degrees from top-notch institutions, makes her a real asset for the PSB’s accounting and finance students. The PSB celebrated her arrival in August of 2014.   Dr. Lacy’s research interests lie largely in judgment and decision making for auditing and managerial accounting, as well as pedagogy. Topics of her research have included:   • an experimental study of disclosure perceptions for contingent liabilities • evidence that MBA students are better prepared for corporate strategic planning than MSA students • attention to depreciation’s effect on capital budgeting metrics • the Masters of Accounting student and off-balance sheet equity accounting • auditing and the sociopathic manager: critical reflections on current practices and standard setting processes • perceived ambiguity of accounting information: an application of the Einhorn and Hogarth Ambiguity Model   Dr. Lacy’s professional affiliations and activities include the American Accounting Association, the National Association of Black Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Black MBA Association. She has been the recipient of the AICPA Doctoral Fellowship and the KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation Fellowship. Dr. Lacy was an American Accounting Association’s Doctoral Consortium Fellow.   At HPU, Dr. Lacy teaches Financial Accounting, Financial Management, and Managerial Accounting. She also serves HPU on the Assurance of Learning Committee and First-Year Seminars Committee. She previously worked as an assistant professor at Illinois Wesleyan University where she taught Professional Issues, Accounting and Auditing Concepts and Theory, Managerial Accounting, and Financial Accounting. As assistant professor at the University of Central Florida she taught Financial Accounting Concepts and Analysis and Intermediate Financial Accounting.   Dr. Lacy’s education and professional certifications include a Ph.D. in accounting from the School of Business and Public Management at The George Washington University, an MBA with a concentration in finance from The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and a B.S. in accounting from Hampton University. 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I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and as an Assistant Plant Controller for Printpack, Inc. At HPU he has taught undergraduate courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting, accounting information systems, as well as the MBA course in managerial accounting. He applies both the scholarly and the applied approaches to the classroom.   Dr. Roberts’ research interests lie in the areas of judgment and decision making in managerial accounting and information systems. His recent works are titled:   • Check My Work! Instantaneous Feedback and Student Performance in a Small Introductory Accounting Class, with Dr. Premalata Sundaram. • Innovativeness and Creativity in Management Accounting: Effects of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation   Dr. Roberts holds professional memberships in The Institute of Internal Auditors, the American Accounting Association, and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).   The Earl N. Phillips School of Business (PSB) and HPU have benefited from Dr. Robert’s service on the Business Leadership Team. Past and present service to HPU also includes the PSB Graduate Committee and the Diversity Committee.   Dr. Roberts earned his Ph.D. in Accounting from Drexel University; his M.S. in Accounting and MIS from the University of Delaware, and his B.S. in Accounting summa cum laude from North Carolina A&T State University. 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Dr. Sundaram has taught financial accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting I and II, auditing, financial management, international finance, financial derivatives, and global business courses. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she has served on the Earl N. Phillips School of Business Assurance of Learning Evaluation Committee and the Curriculum Committee. She also serves on the university undergraduate research committee and is a liaison for promoting undergraduate research in the School of Business. She has mentored several undergraduate students in research work leading to publications in journals.   Dr. Sundaram has made significant contributions to the PSB in three major initiatives. She was the creator and developer of BUA 3100 Global Business, the business school's first study abroad course with field trips to South America and Europe. She led the integration of SAP skills into the accounting curriculum - a skill set that is in high demand in the business world. She was instrumental in securing University Recognition Program certification by the CFA Institute, an international gold standard for investment professionals. She mentors students and is instrumental in securing scholarships for students interested in careers on Wall Street.   Dr. Sundaram earned her undergraduate degree and graduate degrees in accounting from the University of Mumbai, India. She received her M.A. in Applied Economics from Clemson University, as well as her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Ohio State University. She also completed the AACSB Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Program in Accounting and Finance from the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida. She has international work experience in the field of financial institutions and consulting.   She is a charter holder of The CFA Institute, holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license from the State of North Carolina, is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and is a member of IMA.   Dr. Sundaram’s’ research interests lie in the areas of auditing, taxes on financial trading, and pedagogical innovations in accounting and student learning. Her recent works include:   • Sundaram, P (2017). "An entrepreneurial approach to learning the accounting cycle," presented at and included in Proceedings of the 2017 Interdisciplinary Symposium on Academic Freedom: Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Free Markets. Myrtle Beach, NC. • Sundaram, P and Roberts, R. (2016). "Check my work! Instantaneous feedback and student performance in an introductory financial accounting course." Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, Vol. 20(3), 80-97. • Effect of derivatives trading on volatility in the stock market: Evidence from an emerging market (2009), presented at the CFTC, Office of Economic Analysis, Washington, DC and the FDIC, Division of Insurance and Research, Washington, DC. • Sundaram, P (2004). “Do futures and options trading increase stock market volatility?” ICFAI Journal, Vol. 1, 2004. [post_title] => Premalata Sundaram [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => premalata-sundaram [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-08-27 13:01:27 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-08-27 17:01:27 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.highpoint.edu/?p=98046 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => faculty-staff [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) )
Associate Professor, Accounting and Finance
Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Chair and Associate Professor, Accounting

The HPU Accounting Program offers a broad professional accounting education leading to careers in the private or public sectors. The Department of Accounting encourages and supports an environment where students acquire both applied and theoretical knowledge in the various fields of accounting to form a basis for their careers as professional accountants. As a member of the HPU community, the department also provides courses in accounting as a service for undergraduate and graduate non-accounting majors.

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Course Requirements 2022/2023
Bachelor of Science Business Administration in Accounting
Minor in Accounting
Bachelor of Science Business Administration in Accounting
Degree Requirements Credits
Major Requirements 79-87
University Core Requirements 36-44
Electives 0-13
Total 128
Minor in Accounting
Minor Requirements Credits
Course Requirements 22
Total 22
Requirements for B.S.B.A. in Accounting
Requirements for Minor in Accounting
Requirements for B.S.B.A. in Accounting
Course Course Title Credits
ACC 2010 Financial Accounting 4
ACC 2050 Accounting Research Methods 2
ACC 3000 Accounting Information Systems 4
ACC 3010 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACC 3020 Intermediate Accounting II 4
ACC 3040 Cost Accounting 4
ACC 4020 Auditing 4
ACC 4030 Taxation 4
ACC 4040 Advanced Taxation 4
ACC 4050 Mergers and Acquisitions 4
ACC 4090, ACC 4815 Accounting Issues or Student Internship* 4, 12
BUA 1050 Practical Excel for Business 1**
BUA 3050 Business Law 4
ECO 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics 4***
ECO 2050 Principles of Microeconomics 4***
FIN 3010 Financial Management 4
MGT 2220 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 4
MGT 3280 Operations and Supply Chain Management 4
MKT 2110 Principles of Marketing and Personal Selling 4
MTH 1310, MTH 1410 Applied Mathematical Concepts for Business or Calculus I 4
STS 2610, STS 2910 Business Statistics and Analysis or Introduction to Statistical Analysis 4
Course Descriptions
Notes:
*With approval by the Chair of Accounting and Finance.

**Business majors should complete BUA 1050 by the end of their Sophomore year.
***ECO 2030 and ECO 2050 may not be used to meet the Social Sciences General Education Requirement. Students who enrolled in any of the degree programs in the Phillips School of Business after 2021 must select a different course to meet the Social Sciences General Education Requirement.

1. At least 50% of traditional business credit hours in this major must be completed at High Point University. Traditional business subjects include courses with the following prefixes: ACC, BUA, ECO, ENT, FIN, MGT, and MKT.

2. Students are encouraged also to consider internships, undergraduate research, or independent study in business, beyond the standard requirements.
Requirements for Minor in Accounting
Course Course Title Credits
ACC 2010 Financial Accounting 4
ACC 2050 Accounting Research Methods 2
ACC 3000 Accounting Information Systems 4
ACC 3010 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACC 3020 Intermediate Accounting II 4
ACC 3040 Cost Accounting 4
Course Descriptions
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At High Point University, our emphasis on global perspectives is designed to provide students with opportunities to enhance their international awareness and to develop their cross-cultural communication skills. Study abroad is strongly encouraged as a part of this emphasis on global studies. With a variety of extraordinary options at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, students at High Point University are encouraged to study abroad as early as the summer after their freshman year. Employers are looking for more than just a degree; they want well-rounded individuals who have familiarity with diverse cultures, special skills, and knowledge of the world around them.
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