Business

Program Outcomes

BBA STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  • Outcome 1: Graduates will be able to synthesize financial and other accounting information by preparing financial statements that fairly reflect economic events.

    University Theme and Parker College of Business Goal: Critical analysis and synthesis of information.

    Evidence of Progress: Prepare financial statements that correctly reflect economic events.

  • Outcome 2: Graduates will be able to apply an appropriate Code of Professional Conduct to resolve ethical conflicts.

    University Theme and Parker College of Business Goal: Ethical and informed decision making.

    Evidence of Progress: Apply the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct to resolve ethical conflicts.

  • Outcome 3: Graduates will be able to make an oral presentation on an accounting or related technical matter for the appropriate audience that is: (a) well-organized and (b) grammatically correct.

    University Theme and Parker College of Business Goal: Effective communication.

    Evidence of Progress: One-on-one presentations.

  • Outcome 4 Graduates will be able to prepare written reports that represent accounting information for the appropriate audience that are: (a) well-organized, (b) concise, and (c) grammatically correct.

    University Theme and Parker College of Business Goal: Effective communication.

    Evidence of Progress: Written memos.

  • Outcome 5 Graduates will be able to use personal and professional information technology applications in the accounting environment

    University Theme and Parker College of Business Goal:  Use of data and information effectively

    Evidence of Progress: Utilize technology applications in completing work.

MAcc and WebMAcc STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

In addition to the characteristics ascribed to all Georgia Southern graduates and to all Parker College of Business 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 Parker College of Business 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 Parker College of Business 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 Parker College of Business 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 andParker College of Business 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: 5/21/2019