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Shandy Beck

Shandy Beck


“I want you to feel comfortable and to understand that I started where you are many years ago. I got here by asking a lot of questions.”

Degrees Held:

  • B.S. in Accounting, private – Northwest Missouri State University, 2008
  • B.S. in Accounting, public – Northwest Missouri State University, 2008
  • M.B.A. in General – Northwest Missouri State University, 2010

Career Highlights:

Worked with a local public accounting firm, board secretary/treasurer for local government, local school district accountant/board treasurer, two years teaching accounting.

In which online program(s) do you teach?

B.S. in Business Management, B.S. in Marketing, B.S. in Business Tech, B.S. in Accounting, B.S. in Finance

Which classes do you teach online?

Accounting I.

In what ways do you connect with online students?

Email, Zoom and discussion boards.

What do you want your students to take away from class?

Basic understanding of accounting and the role that it plays in business.

Why did you start teaching?

I love helping others. I am a lifelong learner and hope to pass on the passion for learning new things. I also hope that my passion for accounting plants a seed of enthusiasm in students that fear accounting.

What advice would you give to your online students?

The advice that I give to all students is ask questions! I want you to feel comfortable and to understand that I started where you are many years ago. I got here by asking a lot of questions. As an online student, I would add to manage your time well. The online environment requires you to be self-driven. It is easy to put off your coursework when working a full-time job, taking care of children or other family members, etc.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in the field in which you teach?

Open minded, compassionate, a good listener, and a passion for their discipline and education.

What do you do when you need a laugh?

TikTok or comedians on Netflix.

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