COBA

Program Outcomes

BBA STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

In addition to the characteristics ascribed to all Georgia Southern graduates and to all College of Business Administration graduates, the characteristics that distinguish a Georgia Southern accounting graduate is his or her ability to:

 

Outcome 1   Graduates should be able to analyze financial and other accounting information for decision making.

University Theme and College of Business Administration Goal: Academic Excellence

Evidence of Progress:

  •  Prepare financial statements that correctly reflect economic events.
  •  Evaluate the financial condition of an organization through the use of financial statements and common financial ratios.

 

Outcome 2 Graduates should be able to understand the global economy and its accounting implications.

University Theme and College of Business Administration Goal: Academic Excellence

Evidence of Progress:

  •   Describe the impact of currency fluctuations on financial reports.
  •  Compare and contrast US GAAP and IFRS.

 

Outcome 3 Graduates should be able to recognize cultural diversity and its impact on the accounting profession.

University Theme and College of Business Administration Goal: Academic Excellence and Student Success

Evidence of Progress:

  • Describe how organizations and accounting professions in other countries have impacted the accounting profession in the  U.S.

 

Outcome 4  Graduates should be able to apply professional ethics in the accounting disciplines.

University Theme and College of Business Administration Goal:  Academic Excellence and Student Success.

Evidence of Progress:

  • Apply the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct to resolve ethical conflicts.

 

Outcome 5   Graduates should be able to effectively communicate accounting and other information orally and in writing.

University Theme and College of Business Administration Goal:  Academic Excellence

Evidence of Progress:

  • Prepare effective written reports that discuss financial information for the appropriate audience.
  • Clearly present an oral presentation on an accounting or professional matter.

 

Outcome 6  Graduates should be able to utilize information technology in completing their work.

University Theme and College of Business Administration Goal: Academic Excellence and Student Success

  • Utilize professional and personal productivity applications in completing their work.

 

 

 

MAcc and WebMAcc STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

In addition to the characteristics ascribed to all Georgia Southern graduates and to all College of Business Administration graduates, the things that distinguish a Georgia Southern accounting graduate is his or her ability to:

Outcome 1   Graduates should be technically competent

University Theme and College of Business Administration Goal: Academic Excellence

Evidence of Progress:

  • Apply appropriate professional accounting rules and standards.
  • Evaluate current issues and emerging trends in accounting standards.

Outcome 2   Graduates should be able to demonstrate professional research skills.

University Theme and College of Business Administration Goal: Academic Excellence and Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement.

Evidence of Progress:

  • Find and interpret rules and guidance for problems either explicitly or not explicitly addressed by authoritative sources.

Outcome 3   Graduates should be able to recognize and respond to ethical questions encountered in the practice of accounting.

University Theme and College of Business Administration Goal: Academic Excellence

Evidence of Progress:

  • Apply applicable legal and ethical standards in situations commonly faced by accountants.
  • Identify the impacts of business actions on stakeholders.

Outcome 4   Graduates should be able to demonstrate effective problem solving and analytical skills.

University Theme and College of Business Administration Goal: Academic Excellence and Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement.

Evidence of Progress:

  • Evaluate relevant costs and benefits of alternative business actions to make appropriate recommendations.
  • Synthesize evidence and reach conclusions from information or data provided.

Last updated: 8/28/2017

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