The accounting major focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful professional. Knowledge includes course work in a variety of accounting topics-financial, managerial, tax, auditing, and information systems. The program emphasizes the development of intellectual, communication, and interpersonal skills. Graduates may prepare themselves to sit for professional exams, including the CPA and CMA exams, and are equipped to become professionals in diverse environments including public accounting, private business, government, and other organizations.
Accounting Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be able to:
- Explain and apply GAAP and identify the authoritative sources in which they are found
- Explain the basic purpose of financial reporting and the theoretical concepts that underlie GAAP as described in the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Conceptual Framework
- Identify and describe the information system’s internal control procedures as required by external accounting regulators