The accounting program reflects our commitment to developing students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas.
Students will understand the use of acceptable accounting standards such as generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and appropriate managerial accounting systems.
- Understand the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
- Understand the use of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for tax preparation of individual and organizational tax returns.
Students will demonstrate the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for tax preparation of individual and organizational tax returns.
- Demonstrate the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
- Demonstrate the use of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for tax preparation of individual and organizational tax returns.
- Demonstrate the use and application of managerial accounting systems and practices.
- Demonstrate the application of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS).
Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning
- Students will understand the domestic and international marketplace from internal, external and Christian worldview perspectives including: market roles and realities, legal and regulatory environment, economic theory and forces, financial influences and outcomes, management strategies, price system/consumer behavior, supply/demand, domestic and international regulation/marketplace, management (four functions), marketing in contemporary society and financial/accounting statements.
- Students will demonstrate ethical leadership and proficiency in analyzing, organizing and executing basic business strategy through interpretive, interactive and innovative marketplace action in response to internal and external environments. This includes knowledge of analytic tools (gather/gain meaning from data), effective business communication methodology (oral, written and other industry-specific), business plan artifacts (financial, etc.), marketing strategy (five Ps), teamwork, leadership and innovation/entrepreneurship.
Students will demonstrate their ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.
Civic and Global Learning
Students will demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.
Biblical Worldview Integration
Students will articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.