Accounting

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The Accounting program offers students the opportunity to pursue degrees in Accounting. The use of technology as a teaching and learning tool is highly emphasized and is incorporated in most courses. Critical thinking and ethical values are also emphasized. Students are encouraged to participate in student organizations to help build teamwork and leadership skills. They are also encouraged to engage in an internship to gain work experience and an understanding of how the business world operates.
The primary objectives of the program are for graduates to be able to:

  •  Prepare and analyze financial statements;
  • Demonstrate entry-level technical competence in financial accounting, cost/managerial accounting and auditing;
  • Apply principles of the US Tax System to real life cases;
  • Describe the principles related to the design, integrity and effectiveness of accounting information systems; and
  • Apply critical thinking skills to business decisions.

The B.S. Degree in Accounting provides basic preparation for careers in public accounting; corporate finance and accounting; and government and not-for-profit accounting. Students interested in meeting the 150-hour requirement for CPA
certification should contact their advisor before the end of the freshman year to devise a strategy. The Accounting degree is an excellent degree for many career goals and is in demand because of the analytical skills that it develops. Accounting is one of the fastest growing professions, and graduates with good GPAs have numerous career choices and opportunities in
business and government. It is also excellent preparation for continued study for graduate degrees such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accountancy (MA), and Juris Doctor (law).

Program Learning Objectives

The primary objectives of the accounting major are for our graduates to be able to:

  1. Prepare and analyze financial statements.
  2. Demonstrate entry-level technical competence in financial accounting, cost/managerial accounting and auditing.
  3. Apply principles of the US tax system to real life cases.
  4. Describe the principles related to the design, integrity and effectiveness of accounting information systems.
  5. Apply critical thinking skills to business decisions.
  6. Communicate effectively in written format.