Assurance of Learning

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Assurance of Learning

Accounting Learning Goals and Learning Objectives

Program Goal 1

Graduates have a comprehensive accounting education, preparing them for careers in the accounting field.

Learning Objective Methods

Students will learn current financial and managerial accounting theories and methods, and develop skills to prepare and analyze financial statements for business organizations and non-profit entities.

Students will understand the importance and application of financial accounting in business decision making.

Accounting Major Exam


Program Goal 2

Undergraduate Accounting graduates will have a strong foundation for obtaining professional licensure by the completion of the 120 credit hour program.

Learning Objective


Students will acquire knowledge of federal tax laws and procedures as they relate to individual and business entities with an emphasis on planning, research, and preparation.

Students will understand business processes to integrate computer software applications, and to evaluate the design and implementation of information systems in a business environment.

Students will develop an appreciation of internal control issues within the context of manual and electronic accounting information systems.

Accounting Major Exam

Program Goal 3

Graduates possess an undergraduate education with a strong liberal arts component that enriches and strengthens them as an accounting professional.

Learning Objective Methods
Students will develop oral and written communication skills that will enable them to effectively communicate financial results.

Supervised Internship Employer Evaluation Ratings

Students will develop an understanding of global issues in business, as well as understand the impact of International Financial Reporting Standards.

Accounting Major Exam

Students will develop an appreciation for the ethical and regulatory environment for accountants.

Accounting Major Exam

Students will develop an appreciation for the roles played by accountants in society providing and ensuring the integrity of financial and other information.

Accounting Major Exam

Students will engage in applied, experiential learning activities. Accounting Major Exam

Supervised Internship Assessment

Assessment: In addition to appropriate job placement, each student will be required to attend and participate in the appropriate Supervised Internship course, to share learning experiences with fellow students, and to complete a project or program of activities approved by the supervising faculty member. The purpose of such activities is to provide a focus for the learning activity of the program. Criteria for evaluation of student performance and accomplishments will be established at the beginning of the semester. Student, faculty supervisor and employer will establish learning objectives relating work experience to the academic field of study. They will determine the appropriate measurements for appraising student performance. Students will meet regularly with the instructor during the semester to discuss the progress of the internship placement. The instructor may make such contacts with the work supervisor (including on-site visits) as are appropriate. The instructor will have responsibility for integrating these various evaluative components in the final grade. There will be continuous assessment of learning outcomes for students, the quality of placements and the degree to which Rowan University and the College of Business are instilling the skills and knowledge employers expect of our students. Students, employers and other stakeholders will regularly be asked for feedback designed to assist the College of Business in documenting these outcomes.