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Shandy Beck


faculty 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
  • MBA 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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