Help Support CBE through the Department of Accounting
Join and support the Western Washington University’s Accounting Department, as this year most proceeds will go to benefit our Beta Alpha Psi student group. Support on WWU Give Day will help our BAP by:
The first $7,250 in gifts to Accounting will be matched 1:1 by alumni, supporters and advisory board members, including Rick Anderson, ’73, Lori Anderson, Marke Green, '93, Angela Greene, '96, Chris Sullivan & Moss Adams (up to $1,000 per donor).
Providing Access with Scholarship Funding
Beta Alpha Psi “scholarships” for students with financial need; this would allow for the group to provide a waiver to individuals who have difficulty in meeting the requirement to be a Beta Alpha Psi member as well as the Accounting Society.
Travel Funding for Best Practices Conferences
Each year members participate in Best Practices through Beta alpha Psi. These international competitions are critical for honing presentation skills and team-building. Students attending the regional and national Beta Alpha Psi conferences early in their sophomore and junior years can see what excellence looks like. They get a vision for the level of competition involved in these meetings and sharpen their skills. Bring Western students to the international accounting light!
Support for Case Competitions
Several of the Public Accounting firms also offer case competitions. Helping fund our students travel and registration, when required, is pivotal to enabling our students to “raise their game” to become better communicators. Being able to observe those modeling excellence and then later participating in these prestigious competitions is an effective way to build presentation skills, team-work skills, and overall confidence in our students.
Finally help our department maintain innovation and support the development of our new curriculum:
Supporting Faculty Course Development
Another need is to fund faculty course development during the year. This would involve summer funding for course development and/or a course release during the year to develop courses that add data analytics in cases covering course material. These cases could provide “smart” curriculum upgrades that deepen students’ comfort with the critical skills needed given the changing technology landscape. They could excel in their careers and deepen their understanding of accounting issues and tools while broadening their expertise in using the technical tools being developed for the industry. In this way our graduates will be valued contributors to any business hiring them.