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Walsh College to Host Strunk Accounting Fundamentals

Walsh College, which has built its stellar reputation as one of the state’s leading all-business colleges on the success of its undergraduate and graduate accounting programs, will offer a complimentary Strunk Accounting Fundamentals Course beginning Oct. 29 at the Novi campus.

The course consists of four sessions on consecutive Saturdays – Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 – running from noon to 3 p.m. each day. Each session is taught by a different Walsh College full-time or adjunct professor and is designed for anyone wishing to learn more about accounting.

The course is named for Arthur Strunk, who graduated from the Walsh Institute in 1957. It is made possible through an endowment from the Strunk Foundation. The program is a noncredit introduction to financial accounting and covers such topics as the accounting cycle, journal entries, T-accounts, financial statements, adjusting entries, and error analysis.

“The seminar was created with the generosity of the Strunk family, and its purpose is to spread an appreciation and awareness of accounting in the community,” said Ken Gleason, adjunct assistant professor, Accounting Department, Walsh College. “The course attracts a nice range of attendees, from current students looking to go over the basics of the accounting process at a careful pace, to business owners and directors who want to know what their employees do.”

Gleason, who will teach one of the Saturday sessions, added that the classes assume no prior accounting experience and are an introduction for those wanting to learn how to record, organize, analyze, and communicate business information from an accounting perspective.

The classes will be held during Walsh’s fall, winter and spring semesters. The fall and winter sessions are offered at the Troy and Novi campuses on different dates. The spring session will be offered at the Troy campus only.

For more information or to register, contact Diane Barrantes at

Walsh College accounting degree programs include the undergraduate Bachelor of Accountancy (BAC) and Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting Processes (BBA-ACP), and the graduate Master of Science in Accountancy (MAC).

The BAC has been revised for the fall 2016 semester to include both CPA and CMA concentrations. The undergraduate accounting program is one of only five in the state to earn a prestigious endorsement from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Walsh College also offers a CMA Examination review program.