Meet Nicholas Stolte, an online Master of Accounting student, and hear why he loves accounting and why he chose an Auburn Accounting Online program.
Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Why are you interested in a career in accounting?
I have always enjoyed accounting and by whetting my whistle in the world of banking, it has only made my desire to go back to get my MACC that much more obvious. I really enjoy what I am learning and love that it is helping me to understand the world around me with a different lens.
Why did you choose Auburn University?
I chose Auburn because it is one of the top 10 ranked online accountancy programs in the nation and a substantial percentage of the MACC graduates are employed out of the program. I also have cemented my decision to complete the program based on the great support of the staff and professors. I really feel like I am getting all that I can out of the classes that I am taking.
What has been your favorite class/professor at Auburn and why?
My favorite class/professor so far in the program has been with Dr. Duane Brandon in Intermediate Accounting I. He was very straight forward about the difficulty of the class and how to be successful. I followed his direction and started myself out very well in the program because of him. I know what is to come and I am excited!
Has being enrolled at Auburn made an impact at your current job? If so, how?
Enrolling at Auburn has helped me to bond with other individuals who also graduated from Auburn. It has also helped me to understand the world of finance from the other side of the spectrum. It has helped me to understand how businesses plan and get better perspective of their success based on their past, present, and estimated future.
How do you balance your career and family commitments while pursuing an accounting education?
There are definitely easier things to manage. I find that creating a plan at the beginning of each week really helps to keep each circle of my life in order. It does not always work, but having a plan goes a long way to being successful.