Accounting is at the heart of every company and essentially functions as the “measuring stick” for all business transactions. The department’s primary objective for the accounting program is to expose students to the many facets of accounting. It provides accounting and business knowledge about practical and conceptual accounting and the use of accounting information for effective managerial decision-making. The program prepares students for careers in private, public, and non-profit organizations. It also provides a solid undergraduate foundation for students interested in graduate pro- grams in accounting or other fields of study. The Department of Accounting reviews its curriculum on a regular basis to meet dynamic changes occurring in the accounting profession and business— both local and international.
Accounting major students have the choice to continue with their education by pursuing a master’s degree program or professional designations such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to complement their degree and to make them highly attractive for a job anywhere in the world.
In addition to the BBA learning outcomes, students graduating with a BBA in Accounting will be able to:
- Construct, interpret, compare, and audit annual financial statements
- Use key financial and nonfinancial measures to evaluate performance
- Apply International Financial Reporting Standards and US GAAP
- Assume the role of a professional accountant in compliance with local and international regulatory authorities
- Integrate ethical standards in financial and managerial accounting and auditing practices and overcome impediments to ethical behavior
- Present different costing methods applied in manufacturing and service industries
- Design, use, and maintain accounting information systems to substantiate decisions