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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Accounting (BS)


The B.S. with a major in accounting program provides a foundation for careers in industry as well as entry into graduate-level studies in areas such as accounting, finance, law and business administration. Students interested in pursuing licensure as a Certified Public Accountant should note that the B.S. program does not provide complete preparation for the Certified Public Accountant examination. That preparation requires subsequent graduate-level study. The B.S. with a major in accounting builds upon the broad education of UNCG undergraduate students through providing basic competence in accounting sufficient for the entry-level positions described above. The program highlights exposure to accounting's place within the scope of ethical life in a manner responsive to contemporary problems that face the accounting profession.

Learning Outcomes

Processing of Financial Data
Accounting students will be able to produce, evaluate, and modify transactions-based accounting records in a manner adequate to entry-level professional accounting positions.

1) Demonstrates the ability to complete a manual practice set from transaction analysis to preparation of financial statements.
2) Appreciates the conceptual framework underlying financial accounting.
3) Able to identify complex transactions and record the information with the correct set of journal entries.

Accounting and Professional Reporting
Accounting students will author professional accounting documents at a level of quality commensurate with employer expectations.

1) Apply tax principles to specific types of business transactions.
2) Demonstrate the ability to administratively report transactions properly.
3) Demonstrate the ability to research tax questions and communicate the results.
4) Evaluate and interpret trends in financial ratios for a hypothetical company.
5) Able to determine the appropriate audit report in a given set of circumstances.

Ethics and Professional Judgement
Accounting students will be able to:
1) Recognize and describe ethical issues
2) Identify alternatives and provide defensible actions
3) Distinguish between ethics and rule compliance.

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