About the Program
The undergraduate accounting program offers a broad education in accounting and business that provides students the foundational global knowledge, skills and abilities to ethically engage in an accounting career, and be able to prepare and communicate accounting information for management and stakeholder decision-making.
In addition to the business core, students will also complete coursework in 5 areas within the accounting discipline to ensure that graduates are also prepared to pursue professional licensure and certification, as well as graduate education, within accounting or other business disciplines.
Upon graduation, accounting students will demonstrate comprehension of and competence in the areas of Audit, Accounting Information and Technology, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Managerial Accounting, and Taxation.
The College of Business B.S. programs, including Accounting, share a common set of five learning goals reflecting cross-disciplinary core competencies, knowledge, and skills.
GOAL 1: Communication - Business students will be able to communicate effectively.
1.1 - Prepare effective written communication
1.2 - Deliver effective oral presentations
GOAL 2: Decision Making - Business students will be able to analyze business decisions and propose recommendations drawn from appropriate frameworks.
GOAL 3: Business Environment - Business students will be knowledgeable of global and ethical frameworks and how they relate to business decisions.
3.1 - Analyze global business factors and their impact on business solutions.
3.2 - Analyze ethical considerations and their impact on business solutions.
GOAL 4: Technological Agility - Business students will demonstrate the ability to readily adapt to and apply new technologies to inform business decisions.
GOAL 5: Core Knowledge - Business students will demonstrate competence in required business topics, including accounting, computer information systems, finance, marketing, management, and business law.