MSA Program Learning Goals

MSA Program Learning Goals

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

Goal One: Financial Reporting and Interpretation

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

Goal Two: Federal Income Tax Law

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

Goal Three: Technology and Internal Controls

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

Goal Four: Conceptual and Analytical Skills

To develop conceptual and analytical skills with real world applications.

Goal Five: Oral and Written Communication

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

Goal Six: Legal and Ethical Implications of Accounting Practice

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.