Learning Outcomes — Accounting

  • Recognize and understand ethical issues related to the accounting profession.
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Employ critical thinking skills to analyze financial data as well as the effects of differing financial accounting methods on the financial statements.
  • Effectively define the needs of the various users of accounting data and demonstrate the ability to communicate such data effectively, as well as the ability to provide knowledgeable recommendations.
  • Recognize circumstances providing for increased exposure to fraud and define preventative internal control measures. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current auditing standards and acceptable practices, as well as the impact of audit risk on the engagement.
  • Understand the audit process from the engagement planning stage through completion of the audit, as well as the rendering of an audit opinion via the various report options.
  • Apply cost accounting methods to evaluate and project business performance.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the taxation of individual income.
  • Apply appropriate judgment derived from knowledge of accounting theory, to financial analysis and decision making.
  • The student will experience real-world learning and application of skills via their internship. Note: Specific outcomes will vary by assigned internship experience.

Learning Outcomes — Adult Degree Completion Program

  • Achieve all outcomes associated with the Adult Degree Completion program in Business Administration; and
  • Recognize and understand ethical issues related to the accounting profession.
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Employ critical thinking skills to analyze financial data as well as the effects of differing financial accounting methods on the financial statements.
  • Effectively define the needs of the various users of accounting data and demonstrate the ability to communicate such data effectively, as well as the ability to provide knowledgeable recommendations.
  • Recognize circumstances providing for increased exposure to fraud and define preventative internal control measures. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current auditing standards and acceptable practices, as well as the impact of audit risk on the engagement.
  • Understand the audit process from the engagement planning stage through completion of the audit, as well as the rendering of an audit opinion via the various report options.
  • Apply cost accounting methods to evaluate and project business performance.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the taxation of individual income.
  • Apply appropriate judgment derived from knowledge of accounting theory, to financial analysis and decision making.
  • The student will experience real-world learning and application of skills via their internship. Note: Specific outcomes will vary by assigned internship experience.