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Mission Statement

The Department of Business of Glenville State College is committed to educating students to be thoughtful, productive, engaged, and responsible citizens. The baccalaureate accounting program will supply the financial workforce with individuals who are both technically skilled and trained in the practice of accounting.


  1. Students will be able to work for CPA firms, businesses, education, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies in the accounting field.
  2. Students will be able to enter a graduate program with a concentration in accounting or another business discipline.
  3. Students will be able to complete approximately 22 additional hours of coursework and sit for the CPA exam.


  1. Students will be able to analyze basic accounting transactions.
  2. Students will be able to perform quantitative business calculations.
  3. Students will be able to utilize appropriate technology in a variety of business situations.
  4. Students will be able to apply business communication principles to communication situations in business practice.
  5. Students will be able to classify basic principles of management theory.
  6. Students will be able to apply marketing concepts to basic business scenarios.
  7. Students will be able to correctly report financial data.
  8. Studetns will determine job order costs and manufacturing costs.
  9. Students will analyze corporate financial statements.
  10. Students will apply auditing principles to business procedures and reports.
General goals for Glenville State College's business programs are:
  • Develop the student’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Develop the student’s creative capacity for independent thought and action.
  • Develop the student’s understanding of employer-employee relationships.
  • Promote the benefits of life-long learning (continuing professional education).
  • Develop the student’s global awareness of concepts and events that affect local, state and national business affairs.
  • Develop the student’s professional, interpersonal human relation skills.
  • Develop the student’s mastery of entry-level skills and knowledge critical to success in the business environment.
  • Develop the student’s understanding of and a responsibility for ethical conduct.
  • Be responsive to changing technological and professional requirements.
  • Develop an appreciation of service to society and the community in which one lives.