Learning Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Knowledge Acquisition; Students shall develop competency in the functional areas of accounting.

Objective 1.1: Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, skills and tools of financial accounting principles and managerial accounting principles.

Objective 1.2: Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, skills and tools of cost accounting.

Objective 1.3: Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, skills and tools of intermediate and advanced financial accounting topics.

Objective 1.4: Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, skills and tools of auditing and systems.

Objective 1.5: Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, skills and tools of federal income taxation.

Goal 2: Critical Thinking Skills; Students shall develop the ability to identify and evaluate accounting problems and arrive at reasoned conclusions.

Objective 2.1: Demonstrate competency in applying course knowledge to analyze and successfully solve course specific problems.

Goal 3: Research And Communication Skills; Students shall develop the ability to utilize financial and other authoritative databases and effectively present findings in written format.

Objective 3.1: Demonstrate competency in utilizing the Accounting Codification System (financial accounting resource data base) to search for authoritative answers to specific financial accounting issues.

Objective 3.2: Demonstrate competency in utilizing tax resource databases to search for tax authority (primarily Internal Revenue Code provisions) to answer specific federal income taxation questions.

Goal 4: Ethics and Professional Responsibility; Students shall develop the ability to recognize and respond appropriately to professional, ethical, and regulatory issues in accounting.

Objective 4.1: Demonstrate the ability to identify ethical issues in managerial accounting and apply the appropriate ethical principles and rules to make ethical business decisions.

Objective 4.2: Demonstrate the ability to identify ethical issues in cost accounting and apply the IMA code of ethics (principles and rules) to make ethical business and professional decisions.

Objective 4.3: Demonstrate the ability to identify ethical issues in auditing and apply the appropriate AICPA code of professional responsibility (including PCAOB principles and rules) to make ethical business and professional decisions.

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