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.
  • Quantify the relation between risk and return and apply it in value-maximizing financial activities of individuals and corporations (in global, ethical context).
  • Choose and be proficient in applying financial tools and analytical methods to improve financial decision-making.
  • Effectively communicate and justify, in both written and oral form, results and recommendations of financial analysis to audiences having varying degrees of financial sophistication.