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Accounting Program Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes of the Accounting program are consistent with the accounting education standards proposed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Public Company Accounting oversight Board (PACOB), and American Accounting Association (AAA).

  • Outcome 1

    Provide students with a broad overall education and instruction in the principles, policies, and theories of accounting

    Outcome 2

    Maintain a program that focuses on critical thinking (CT), ethical reasoning (ER), effective communication (EC), and technology skills (TS)

    Outcome 3

    Promote experiential learning (EL) and foster the development of leadership skills (LS)

    Outcome 4

    Cultivate an atmosphere that stimulates scholarly activities, prepares for professional employment and encourages community service with support for liberal arts education

  • Outcome 1

    Provide specialized, graduate level education in accounting and business area to students seeking positions as professional accountants in various industries, local and state governments, and not-for-profit organizations

    Outcome 2

    Provide the academic background necessary to pursue certification in public accounting (CPA), and management accounting (CMA), and other accounting

    Outcome 3

    Provide a well-balanced integration of theoretical accounting concepts and modern quantitative methods in decision-making

    Outcome 4

    Beyond the technical competency, emphasis will be placed on the further development of data analytical abilities; research, communication and interpersonal skills