To help your academic success, the business tutoring lab is available and free for students. Every piece of software you need for class is installed including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, QuickBooks, and SAP. The business tutoring lab is open daily Monday through Friday and limited evening hours.
Tutors work one-on-one, in small groups, or in larger study groups. Professors also often hold tutoring/study sessions.
The business tutoring lab is in room 219 of the Wathen Business Building. Here you will find:
- 40 computers
- a staff of peer tutors,
- and full-time lab coordinator and tutor.
Tutoring is a possible employment opportunity for you if you are proficient in your business studies and approved by the professor of the related courses you will tutor.
Accounting Professor Brings Real Life Applications to the Classroom
Who knew that learning accounting could be fun? Assistant Professor Stephanie Nuttall proved this to her Fall 2015 Managerial accounting students. Mrs. Nuttall took the class out of the traditional learning environment and had the students build skateboards from scratch! Imagine the look of surprise on the students when she told them they were going to build skateboards that day! Needless to say, the class loved the experience.
The skateboard project is just one example of how faculty at Vincennes University have made significant efforts to improve the classroom environment through the use of real life learning projects. These projects help to teach the course concepts as well as improve teamwork and critical thinking skills. One student stated, “I felt like the skateboard project was a fun way to build teamwork characteristics”.
So how does making skateboards relate to an accounting class? In Managerial Accounting, students learn about the accounting that happens inside a business that most people are not aware about. Most students are aware that businesses have to prepare financial statements in order to meet requirements, however, there is so much more to accounting than financial statements. If students ever want to run their own business and be profitable, then they will need to know about the costs involved in either providing a service or making a product, depending on the type of business they want to establish. What better way to show students the types of costs involved by requiring them to physically make a product like a skateboard? The students learned tremendously from this project and were able to see with their own eyes all of the costs that go into making a product. As an extra bonus, Mrs. Nuttall rode one of the skateboards down the hall and let the students take pictures of her!
Do you want to build a skateboard?
Or ride a skateboard down the hall?
Here at VU, there’s lots’ to do,
So give us a call!
We have so much to offer,
Within our Business programs,
We would love to tell you more!
So….Do you want to build a skateboard?
Major available on Vincennes and Jasper Campuses or online.
Why major in accounting?
Accountants are essential to the continued success of any business. Without adequate financial records the business could not operate. Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow thirteen percent from 2012 to 2022 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Professionals in this field will be in demand as the economy continues to grow.
Why Study at VU?
The Vincennes University accounting program will prepare you to:
Maintain daily financial records of a business with working knowledge in
- internal controls, software systems, and budgeting
- Accounts receivable
- Accounts Payable
- Inventory control
- Payroll administration
- Income tax accounting
- Cost accounting
This two-year occupational program offers you specialized training in fundamental accounting practices and also introduces you to other areas of business study. Because of the small class sizes, you will have easy access to accounting software which will be required for several courses. The VU advisory board, which consists of managers, accountants, and other business professionals from the surrounding communities, meet with faculty to ensure the curriculum offers you the education you will need in the workplace. Vincennes University places an emphasis on job placement and internship opportunites. VU also provides a free tutoring lab to help you be a successful student and earn your degree.
Resume building opportunities include:
- Community service projects
- Sponsored certification and tax preparation
- Internship and part-time employment opportunities
- Accounting projects
The VU Advantage
- Quality education up-to-date with industry needs
- Caring experienced CPA/MBA faculty
- Free tutoring services
- Hands-on experiences to apply classroom learning
- Internship and job placement opportunities
- Opportunities for certifications
Learn more about classes in accounting with Professor Lisa Nash:
For more information, please contact:
Stephanie Nuttall, CPA
Vincennes University is a proud member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
Learn more about the value of the ACBSP.