The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

September 25, 2013

Concord, WVU sign agreement


— An articulation agreement between Concord University and West Virginia University will allow Concord’s top accounting students easier access into WVU’s Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) Program.

Through the agreement, Concord students with a 3.5 GPA in accounting courses and an overall GPA of 3.3 will be guaranteed admission to the program. These graduates will not be required to take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) prior to entrance into the MPA program.

The agreement was signed Sept. 19 at the WV Council of Accounting Educators Conference in Charleston.

Additional benefits for Concord students who enter the MPA program under the agreement include: Acceptance of undergraduate coursework to fulfill the pre-requisites for program requirements; access to advising while enrolled in their final semester at Concord University; and, full use of the Career Services Center.

Concord’s reputation for producing outstanding accounting graduates led to the agreement.

“This is a show of faith that WVU believes our accounting majors are outstanding,” Dr. Cynthia Khanlarian, Concord associate professor of accounting. “They like our students.”

“This agreement with Concord University is the first one to be signed in the state between WVU and one of West Virginia’s regional universities.   We realize this indicates that our students’ preparation in accounting is exceptional and we are proud of our students’ work and all our faculty members’ commitment to student preparation in the business professions,” Interim President Dr. Kendra Boggess said.