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AFIRM Newsletter

AFIRM Fall 2020 NewsletterThe Department of Accounting, Finance, Insurance, and Risk Management (AFIRM) has produced its Fall 2020 Newsletter. In this issue we welcome Blake Reed who will be teaching Business Law. There's advice for coping in these unprecedented times of uncertainty, and a spotlight on Tyra Dowell, an accounting major and graduating senior. Everyone at Indiana State would like to echo the newsletter's final words, "We are here for you. We also know that if we work together as a Sycamore Family, we can rise to any crisis."

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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.

To view the document in its entirety, follow this link: Mission Statement

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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