MSA Program Learning Goals

The following program learning goals were developed by the MSA program faculty in Fall 2005.

  • To understand and apply accounting processes and principles in the preparation and interpretation of financial reports within the context of a complex business environment

  • To understand and apply basic rules of the federal income tax laws

  • To understand information technology and internal control processes and their role in financial and managerial reporting

  • To develop conceptual and analytical skills with real world applications

  • To learn effective oral and written communication skills in a context of conducting research and to learn effective leadership skills

  • To understand the legal and ethical implications of accounting practice perspectives as well as the need to address legal discourse and the particulars of legal requirements, restraints, and uncertainty.