Mar 24, 2023  
2023-2025 Catalog Volume XXXI Ver 1 
    
2023-2025 Catalog Volume XXXI Ver 1

Accounting, BS


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The Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program is designed to provide students with the broad knowledge and skills associated with the field of accounting. Special emphasis will be placed on communication, critical thinking, and decision making.  The program contains the necessary content and credit hours to qualify for the CPA exam in most states (additional hours may be required to earn the CPA license). The goal of the program is to prepare students to seek careers in public accounting, forensic accounting, corporate accounting, internal or external auditor, or tax examiner. 

Broad-Based School of Business & Technology Student Learning Goals:

  1. Students will acquire the relevant foundational disciplinary knowledge and competencies appropriate to their program of study.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective business-related professional skills.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of appropriate decision support tools and apply them to management decision making.
  4. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the various environments in which business operates.

Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Science Program Intended Student Learning Outcomes (Program ISLOs)

Through completion of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program, students will:

  1. Apply practical knowledge in all areas of accounting and the functional areas of business.
  2. Apply current technology in support of accounting.
  3. Deliver effective written and oral communications.
  4. Integrate financial and operational data and information to inform decision making.
  5. Demonstrate collaboration for effective leadership and decision making.
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking and analysis of accounting issues within the business environment

Direct Measures of Student Learning

ISLO 1: Apply practical knowledge in all areas of accounting and the functional areas of business

  • End of Program Comprehensive Exam (Peregrine) - Given in BBA 4131
  • End of Program Accounting only Comprehensive Exam (Peregrine) - Given in ACC 4531 

ISLO 2: Apply current technology in support of accounting.

  • Information Systems Project Assignment in ACC 3421

ISLO 3: Deliver effective written and oral communications.

  • Strategic Business Plan Research Project in BBA 4131
  • Research Assignment in ACC 4531

ISLO 4: Integrate financial and operational data and information to inform decision making.

  • End of Program Simulation exercise in BBA 4131
  • Case Study / Project in ACC 4521

ISLO 5: Demonstrate collaboration for effective leadership and decision making

  • End of Program Simulation exercise in BBA 4131
  • Group Financial Analysis Project in ACC 4511

ISLO 6: Demonstrate critical thinking and analysis of accounting issues within the business environment

  • Group Financial Analysis Project in ACC 4511
  • Case Study / Project in ACC 4521

Indirect Measures of Student Learning

  • End of Program Student Survey of Gained Competencies (Peregrine) - Given in ACC 4531 

 

Accounting Curriculum: 183.5 credits


Area I - Core Curriculum: 57.5 credits


Communication


Computer Literacy


Humanities


  • Approved Humanities Elective Credits: 9.0

Personal Development


Science


  • Approved Science Elective Credits: 4

Written Communication


Social Science


  • Approved Social Science Elective Credits: 13.5

Mathematics


Business Electives


  • Approved Electives: 9 credits

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