MAJOR: 60 Credits
General Education: 42 Credits
Elective Credits: 18 Credits
The following observable learning goals will be attained by students completing the accounting major:
- Business and Accounting Functions: Students will analyze and communicate information in the areas of financial, managerial, tax accounting and auditing as well as the core areas of business including marketing, finance and business. Students will identify, record and communicate financial information and provide an analysis and interpretation of financial statements. Students will use audit techniques to form and communicate an opinion on the reliability and assertions of financial statements. Students will apply different costing methods and successfully utilize them for planning and control purposes. Finally, students will apply the Federal Internal Revenue Code and analyze the effects of different tax principles on individuals and businesses.
- Critical Thinking: Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills, including: identifying and applying assessment instruments and analytical tools to analyze significant problems and/or opportunities, formulating decision alternatives, selecting a preferred solution decision based on conceptual analysis, and developing an action plan for the successful implementation of the preferred solution to these problems/opportunities.
- Quantitative & Technological Skills: Students will demonstrate critical quantitative and technological skills and knowledge enabling them to analyze and interpret business data to support optimization of managerial decisions.
- Domestic & Global Environment: Students will articulate the complexity and diversity of today’s domestic and global business environment and the impact of internationalization on business.
- Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate competency in writing and speaking effectively and professionally as well as interpersonal and team skills in the business environment.
- Ethics: Students will articulate current issues in business and ethics and integrate ethical analysis into the strategic management process.