The accounting major is selected by students wishing to pursue a career in management accounting or in public accounting leading to the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license. The integration of business law, taxation, and finance into the program requirements provides the necessary academic background to meet the challenges of the accounting profession.
1.1 Students will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts in functional areas.
1.2 Students will solve business problems using appropriate quantitative and analytical techniques.
1.3 Students will develop and demonstrate understandings of the use of various software for use in analysis, e.g. Excel and other components of Microsoft Office.
2.1 Students will demonstrate an ability to assess the impact of the interaction of functional areas and external environments on an organization.
2.2 Students will demonstrate an understanding of how businesses function in the global marketplace.
2.3 Students will develop an understanding of global diversity and how differences among cultures affect business practices and decision‐making.
3.1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of social responsibility and its effect on stakeholders.
3.2 Students will demonstrate the ability to apply a variety of ethical principles within the business environment.
4.1 Students will create well written documents related to business topics.
4.2 Students will prepare and deliver an effective oral presentation on a business topic.
4.3 Students will demonstrate effective team skills
4.4 Students will participate in the Professional Enrichment Program according to current directives that require attendance at sixteen sessions over the term of the Bachelor's degree.
Students earning a B.S. degree in accounting are required to complete 121 credits, including the university core curriculum (41 credits) and the business program core (30 credits). Further clarification and additional requirements are outlined below: