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:

  • Explain accounting, tax, and auditing concepts, principles and rules.
  • Apply critical thinking skills by identifying and analyzing an accounting issue using the relevant accounting framework.
  • Demonstrate oral communication skills by delivering an organized accounting presentation.
  • Demonstrate written communication skills by organizing content and using proper writing mechanics for business reports.
  • Identify ethical issues and apply accounting-related codes of conduct when applicable.
  • Differentiate between US generally accepted accounting principles and international accounting standards.

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.