Learning Outcomes | Accounting

After Pacific | Our graduates find positions in public and private organizations, government, non-profit organizations, research, advertising and promotion, management and consulting.

Interested in becoming a certified public accountant (CPA)? Take additional courses and benefit from substantial academic and career guidance as well as a variety of internship opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes

The accounting concentration is designed to prepare students for successful careers in auditing, financial accounting, managerial accounting, and tax; given this goal, successful graduates of the accounting concentration will be able to:

  • Identify and interpret accounting information to inform users and make decisions.
  • Apply critical thinking skills by identifying and analyzing accounting issues using relevant accounting frameworks.
  • Analyze financial and contextual information to make decisions, estimate costs and determine tax implications, audit risk, and engagement procedures.
  • Evaluate and mitigate the risk of non-congruent behavior by implementing appropriate internal controls, incentives, and performance measures.

Students who wish to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam are usually required by the state to have an additional 45 quarter credits (30 semester hours) beyond the undergraduate degree requirement.