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Accounting Program

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Mission

The Accounting Program strives to prepare students to assume roles as accounting professionals in society as well as provide them with a foundation for continued life-long learning.

Learning Goals

In addition to the learning goals established for all Scott College of Business majors, students graduating with a major in accounting will demonstrate the following knowledge and skills:

  • An understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and accounting theory that embodies the technical knowledge required for entry into the accounting professions.
  • The ability to apply financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, and taxation to address the information needs of organizations.
  • Competency in current technology relevant to the accounting profession.

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Accounting Overview

Accounting is an important part of every business and industry around the world. Successful accountants possess interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills. Accountants must also bring a broad perspective and special accounting knowledge to the job.

The field of accounting offers challenging and rewarding opportunities in public accounting, tax accounting, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations. The courses and hands-on experiences we provide in the Scott College of Business will prepare you for any of these exciting careers.

For general information please see the Student Resources pages.

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February 9, 2016
Chris Penn: Using Social Media Tools in Marketing

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 12:30p.m. - Federal Hall Courtroom Room (FD223)

This presentation is open to the university community.

February 9 - 11, 2016
Risk Manager in Residence
Ms. Carolyn Snow, Director of Risk Management, Humana Inc.

Open Forum and Luncheon
Join us as Ms. Snow presents, "Embracing Risk"
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 12:30pm-2:00pm - Federal Hall Courtroom Room (FD223)

This presentation is open to the public.

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February 26 - 28, 2016
WCISBDC Startup Weekend

The weekend long experiential workshop is for people to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies. Terre Haute Startup Weekend will empower entrepreneurs and provide them the support and resources they need to get started faster.

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March 2, 2016
Ethics Conference

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March 17, 2016
12th Annual Insurance Public Policy Summit
Decision 2016: The Impact on Insurance Regulation

Washington D.C.

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April 5, 2016
State Farm Circle of Influence

Melissa Bowler,Executive Director, Providence Improv Guild.
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September 22, 2016
IRM Oktoberfest Golf Scramble
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