MAcc Learning Goals
The Kania School of Management has established the following Learning Goals for the Accountancy Program:
Students will gain extensive knowledge in the field of accounting and understand the manner in which accounting information is generated and disseminated.
- Students will research advanced current topics in accounting and demonstrate an understanding of both theoretical and practical applications of their findings.
- Students will understand the processes of the governing bodies charged with the creation and oversight of the various accounting and auditing standards/practices.
- Students will understand how accounting information is generated and how it is used by key stakeholders.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of advanced accounting concepts and the ways in which such concepts can be applied to current reporting requirements.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to use accounting information in solving current real world problems commonly faced by key stakeholders like managers and current and prospective investors/creditors.
- Students will analyze business situations and provide value-added insights and recommendations to contribute to the decision making process.
- Using appropriate accounting methods, students will critique the firm’s performance and provide a foundation for performance improvement.
- Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of ethical theory, principles, and rules via direct application to practical ethical dilemmas.
- Students gain an understanding of the high ethical expectations of the profession and how to become more aware of their own behaviors and life choices as a means of fulfilling such expectations.
- Through analyses of specific management scenarios, students will analyze the critical role accounting professionals play in the global business environment.
- Students will apply accounting techniques to add value and insights and thus enable the firm to capitalize on emerging business opportunities.
- Students will understand the importance of providing effective communication to key stakeholders within and outside of the firm.
- By way of a series of writing assignments targeted toward satisfying the expectations of key stakeholders, students will demonstrate a mastery of writing skills.
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The University of Scranton
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