Learning Outcomes

Accounting graduates should possess the following:

  1. Knowledge of the accounting cycle.
  1. Knowledge of sophisticated financial accounting topics such as business combinations, governmental accounting, partnership accounting and other advanced financial accounting topics (e.g., accounting for: leases, deferred income taxes, pensions, investments, long-term liabilities and earnings per share).
  2. Knowledge of International Accounting Principles and the impact of global issues.
  3. Ability to evaluate financial results through examination of relevant data (i.e., income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement and budgets).
  4. Ability to prepare a federal individual tax return.
  5. Ability to use current technology (e.g., spreadsheet programs, general ledger software, enterprise resource planning and reporting languages).
  6. Knowledge of auditing principles and techniques.
  7. Knowledge of CPA exam education requirements, parts of the exam and topics included.
  8. Knowledge of the role of the accounting profession in society, experience in community service and participation in the accounting society.
  9. Ability to work as a team member recognizing benefits of collaborative behaviors in the accomplishment of group tasks.
  10. Ability to understand ethical dilemmas that occur in accounting.
  11. Effective communication skills including the ability to conceptualize complex issues into a coherent written statement and the ability to make effective formal and informal oral presentations.