Department of Accountancy & Taxation

Learning Goals

BBA–Accounting Program Learning Goals

Learning Goals Standard
Capacity to record, analyze, and interpret financial and other information (mechanics/journal entry) Ability to recognize and classify accounting-related information and to prepare and evaluate financial and managerial reports
Capacity to identify and diagnose accounting problems Ability to recognize dysfunctional accounting situations
Capacity to verbally communicate business information Students will be able to verbally communicate business information in a clear and concise manner
Capacity to recognize ethical and regulatory dilemmas Understanding of ethical and regulatory responsibilities
Basic understanding of accounting and financial concepts(theoretical) Demonstrated knowledge of financial conceptual issues

PPA Program Learning Goals

Learning Goals Standard
Oral Communication Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills when communicating accounting-related information
Written Communication Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills when communicating accounting-related information
Research Skills Students will be able to identify authoritative sources relevant to accounting-related issues
Ethical Awareness Students will be able to explain ethical considerations relevant to business dilemmas
Global Awareness Students will demonstrate an understanding of international accounting standards
Technological Skills Students will demonstrate proficiency in using data analysis software and accounting information technology
Analytical Problem Solving Skills Students will be able to articulate logical solutions to complex or unstructured accounting and financial problems
Financial Risk Assessment Skills Students will be able to identify risks associated with accounting and tax reporting systems

MS Accountancy Program Learning Goals

Learning Goals Standard
Oral Communication Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills when communicating accounting-related information
Written Communication Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills when communicating accounting-related information
Research Skills Students will be able to identify authoritative sources relevant to accounting-related issues
Ethical Awareness Students will be able to explain ethical considerations relevant to business dilemmas
Global Awareness Students will demonstrate an understanding of international accounting standards
Technological Skills Students will demonstrate proficiency in using data analysis software and accounting information technology
Analytical Problem Solving Skills Students will be able to articulate logical solutions to complex or unstructured accounting and financial problems
Financial Risk Assessment Skills Students will be able to identify risks associated with accounting and tax reporting systems

Ph.D.–Accounting Program Learning Goals

Learning Goals Standard
Capacity to produce publishable accounting research Graduate will present work at accounting or business conference ranked "high" or better, or have original work accepted for publication in academic journal ranked at that level by fifth year
Capacity to function independently as a competent accounting researcher within the broader business organizational context Graduate will complete and defend dissertation before audience from discipline as well as 1 additional discipline by fifth year
Capacity to qualify for an accounting faculty position after degree completion by possessing sufficient knowledge as well as interviewing and presentation skills Offered a faculty position at a research-oriented college or university offering graduate level coursework in business administration
Capacity to competently teach full semester accounting class at the (college) sophomore or above level Two faculty members will independently rate the student as a competent teacher after one or more unannounced class visits
Capacity to evaluate, interpret, and synthesize existing accounting research Graduate will critique one recent academic accounting paper as part of the written comprehensive exam

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