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Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MS in Accounting program are expected to demonstrate achievement in all areas of the program. Specifically, graduates of the program are expected to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the ethical framework for the accounting
    profession and respond to ethical dilemmas;
  • Apply appropriate research methods to choose appropriate courses of action related to accounting or auditing standards and tax issues;
  • Explain the various organizational forms of business entities from an operating,
    reporting and income tax perspective, and the treatment of special circumstances unique to each form of organization;
  • Analyze and resolve complex business problems and effectively communicate, both
    orally and in writing, resolutions with reference to appropriate supporting materials;
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the effects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on accounting and auditing standards and demonstrate the ability to establish policies and procedures to comply with the requirements of the Act;
  • Analyze and articulate the implications of business decisions and transactions as they relate to accounting or auditing standards and taxation to non-accounting professionals;
  • Articulate an understanding of the reporting challenges faced by multinational
    organizations and the impact of international accounting standards on the future of
    accounting standards in the United States;
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the ethical expectations of the profession