Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of these programs, students will be able to:

  • Recommend a course of action to a prospective client by using a framework or model to analyze financial statements and other relevant data.
  • Evaluate the accounting implications of an economic event by applying the principles, standards, and practices of financial accounting.
  • Advise stakeholders of how strategic business risks relate to internal controls, financial reporting, tax, and/or audit using authoritative literature, fieldwork, surveys, archival, or other research data.
  • Synthesize accounting information within the context of other business functions to inform the business decision-making process.
  • Construct arguments for and against alternative accounting decisions by weighing the ethical, stakeholder, and stewardship implications of each.
  • Identify and describe complex business problems in terms of analytical models. 
  • Apply appropriate analytical methods to find solutions to business problems that achieve stated objectives.
  • Translate results of business analytic projects into effective courses of action.
  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making in structured or unstructured and ambiguous situations.
  • Communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences in speech, in writing, and graphically.
  • Exhibit effective collaboration and leadership skills.