Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning

UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Accounting (MS)


The Master of Science in Accounting program (MSA) prepares students for professional certifications and successful careers in public accounting and industry. The program provides intensive studies in accounting, with opportunities for real-world experience. Graduates develop advanced analytical and problem-solving skills, a global perspective, a broad understanding of organizational sustainability, and the ability to improve the organizations where they work and the communities where they live.

Learning Outcomes

Decision Modeling
MSA students will be able to identify and solve problems in accounting using professional literature, technical knowledge, and ethical guidelines.

-1.1 Identify and frame problems involving issues in any area of accounting or auditing. (Frame Problems)
-1.2 Apply relevant guidance from the professional literature to respond appropriately to specific issues/problems. (Problem Solving / Research Skill)
-1.3 Employ technical knowledge to provide solutions to specific issues and problems. (Technical Competence)
-1.4 Assess ethical dilemmas and integrate relevant guidance such as professional codes of conduct or other ethical guidelines. (Ethics)

Risk Analysis
MSA students will be able to identify factors affecting business and audit risk in various scenarios and suggest preventive and/or detective controls to mitigate those risks.

Students will be able to:
-2.1 Identify risks of negative outcomes (including fraud) in a given scenario.
-2.2 Suggest and evaluate controls that mitigate risk of negative outcomes through prevention or detection and correction.

Communication & Teamwork
MSA students will be able to communicate and work in teams effectively.

-3.1 Deliver an organized and persuasive oral presentation that demonstrates focus, time management, and effective visuals. (Oral Communication)
-3.2 Organize and effectively display information in a written format which is meaningful to the reader. (Written Communication)
-3.3 Collaborate effectively in a team environment on a course project. (Teamwork)

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