Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning

UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Accounting (BS)


The B.S. in accounting provides a foundation for accounting careers in the public and private sectors and entry into graduate-level studies in areas such as accounting, finance, law and business administration. Students develop analytical and problem-solving skills in accounting. The program emphasizes ethical leadership and provides exposure to sustainability, innovation, and globalization.

Learning Outcomes


Students will be able to do the following:
-SLO 1.1: The student applies a working technical knowledge in the identification and proper recording of business transactions
-SLO 1.2: The student applies a working technical knowledge in measurement and presentation of accounting information for its intended use
-SLO 1.3: The student demonstrates the ability to integrate data, knowledge, and insight in decision making
-SLO 1.4: The student makes appropriate recommendations for actions based on sound analysis and business judgment

Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.

Students will be able to do the following:
-2.1 Use proper grammar and sentence construction in written presentations.
-2.2 Construct written presentations in a logical sequence.
-2.3 Select concise words and structures in presentations to demonstrate a clear understanding of the subject matter.

Students will have an understanding of ethical decision-making and understand the role of professional ethics including the importance of ethical conduct and decisions to the sustainability of the accounting profession.

Students will be able to do the following:
-SLO 3.1 Recognize and describe ethical issues.
-SLO 3.2 Identify threats and safeguards to an ethical dilemma.
-SLO 3.3 Distinguish between ethical decision making and rule compliance.

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