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2017-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Accounting and Financial Economics


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The School of Accounting and Financial Economics prepares students for careers in public, corporate, not-for-profit organizations, and professional certifications. Students are prepared for graduate, professional, and advanced studies in accounting, finance, and economics.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Attention to student learning and success facilitate the fulfillment of the University’s mission. To that end, the College of Business has established student learning outcomes for each of its programs. Our student learning outcomes are aligned with the mission of the College of Business, which is aligned with the university mission. These learning outcomes have been established at the college-level, as well as the program-level. This allows for more meaningful discussion, analysis, and decision-making. The college-level outcomes are applicable to graduates of all programs in the College of Business. In addition, each degree program has specific program learning outcomes to be achieved by graduates from a given program.  The learning outcomes are as follows:

     

    College of Business Learning Outcomes

     

    Upon completion of a degree program from the College of Business, all graduates will be able to:

    •            Demonstrate critical job success skills necessary to secure and keep employment in business, industry, and government.

    •            Demonstrate knowledge of core business concepts necessary to succeed in a global society.

     

    The following outcomes are in addition to the above college-level outcomes and are related to the specific degree program in which the student is enrolled. 

     

    Accounting Learning Outcomes

     

    Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, graduates will be able to:

    •            Apply accounting concepts and methods to interpret financial statements for evaluating the financial position and performance of organizations.

    •            Prepare, interpret and analyze accounting information for internal control, planning, performance evaluation, and coordination to continuously improve business processes.

    •            Prepare and deliver professional and effective business presentations which incorporate appropriate technologies.

     

    Financial Economics Learning Outcomes

     

    Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics, graduates will be able to:

    •            Demonstrate and apply basic finance and investment concepts.

    •            Demonstrate and apply basic knowledge of financial economics.

    •            Demonstrate a solid understanding of economics and its role in public, private and nonprofit organizations.

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree

Completion of all program requirements as specified in the School of Accounting and Financial Economics, as indicated in the curriculum, including a grade of “C” or better in all required core, major and minor coursework. Students must earn at least the minimum passing grade, as described in the University Catalog or General Education Core which requires students to earn a “C” or better to satisfy the English Core requirement.

Program Activities/Opportunities

  • AEA - American Economic Association (Open to Financial Economics majors).
  • BUSECON - Business/Economics student organization that meets monthly to discuss business and economic topics of current interest (Open to all College of Business majors).
  • ENACTUS - Entrepreneurial, Action and Us (Open to all majors).
  • FIC - Finance and Investment Club (Open to Financial Economics majors).
  • NABA - National Association of Black Accountants (Open to all College of Business majors).
  • NEA - National Economic Association (Open to Financial Economics majors).
  • Phi Gamma Nu - professional business fraternity (Open to all majors).
  • SAC - Student Advisory Council (Organization that serves as a liaison between the College of Business Dean and business students, as well as advises the College of Business Dean on how to promote the welfare and interests of business students). The council consist of:

- Seven students and one faculty.
- One student representative from Accounting, Business Administration and Financial Economics.
- Four students from each classification (Freshperson/Sophomore/Junior/Senior).

Programs

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