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Business Administration: Accounting

Program Outcomes 

Upon the completion of the degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, graduates will be able to:

  1. Describe the conceptual framework of accounting.
  2. Identify and differentiate between alternative forms of business organizations, including how to journalize and report business transactions unique to each.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of accounting terminology, theory, and practice through the applications of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and other authoritative technical bulletins, practice aids, and announcements.
  4. Prepare, understand, analyze, and communicate all Financial Statements including disclosure notes, optional operating summaries and management discussion items required for complete, accurate, and timely reporting to both external and internal users.
  5. Identify and account for specific regulations that differentiate FASB Financial Statement Reporting from IRS Tax Reporting.
  6. Differentiate between Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting.
  7. Create, analyze, monitor, and control both static and dynamic budgets.
  8. Explain the uses of Cost Accounting, its relationship to Financial Accounting, the concept of Standard Costs including variance analysis, and the types of cost systems used by business.
  9. Apply fundamental accounting principles in a computerized environment using automated accounting software.
  10. Demonstrate effective writing and communication skills through research of current accounting topics, and incorporate basic math skills to interpret and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data found in Financial Statements and other reporting summaries.
  11. Demonstrate the ability to reason soundly and think critically as evidenced through successful completion of increasingly complex levels of accounting study and all other degree requirements.