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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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