Goal 1: Students will acquire strong functional knowledge of accounting, auditing and taxation. (Functional knowledge)
Outcome 1.1: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and theories of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
Outcome 1.2: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of financial statements, including the purpose, content and presentation methods and disclosure in reports
Outcome 1.3: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) and US income tax compliance procedures
Goal 2: Students will develop an awareness of, and an appreciation for, the professional responsibilities and ethical issues related to the field of accountancy. (Professional Responsibilities/Ignatian Tradition)
Outcome 2.1: Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to identify ethical issues in accounting, auditing and taxation matters
Outcome 2.2: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the legal, ethical and regulatory environment of accounting, auditing and taxation
Outcome 2.3: Students will be able to demonstrate and ability to ethically employ information technology
Outcome 2.4: Students will be able to demonstrate and understanding of the importance of the accounting discipline in maintaining high standards of integrity in business and commercial activities and the need that fidelity in repotting has for orderly financial market operations.
Goal 3: Students will develop the competence to critical analyze accounting, auditing, and taxation issues. (Critical Thinking)
Outcome 3.1: Students will be able to demonstrate a superior ability to analyze financial statements from a user/investor perspective.
Outcome 3.2: Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to design, implement and evaluate accounting information systems for internal use in data gathering and control.
Goal 4: Students will be competent in communicating in the language of accounting, auditing, and taxation. (Communication)
Outcome 4.1: Students will exhibit competence in developing clear, effectively written documents which highlight accounting, auditing, or taxation activities.
Outcome 4.2: Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively in composing and delivering oral presentations to a targeted audience.
The traditional undergraduate programs includes a minimum of 120 credits distributed across three components: A General Education component divided into Signature Courses, Variable Courses, and an Integrative Learning requirement; a Major and Divisional component; and Free Electives. In addition to course requirements as specified in each area, students must complete one certified course in each of the following overlay areas1:
- Diversity, Globalization or Non-western Area Studies,
- Ethics Intensive
- Writing Intensive, and
Overlay requirements are part of the 120 credit requirements
General Education Signature Courses
General Education Variable Courses
See this page about Variable courses. Six to Nine courses
General Education Integrative Learning Component
See this page about Integrative Learning Component. Three courses:
|Introductory Economics Macro
|Writing for Organizations
|Business, Society and Ethics
Five to nine courses
Ten courses, including:
|Concepts of Financial Acct
|Intro to Information Systems
|Intro to Finance
|or FIN 225
|Fund of Quantitative Finance
|Essent'ls of Organzational Beh
|or MGT 120
|Essentials of Management
|Legal Environment of Business
|Principles of Marketing
|Business Strategy 1
|or ACC 423
|Accounting Control Systems
|Fin Acc Info Sys I
|Fin Acc Info Sys II
|Fin Acc Info Sys III
|Federal Income Taxation
|Auditing & Assurance Services
|Any one of the following courses
|Management Acc Info Systems
|Special Topics in Fed Taxation
CPA Information for Accounting
Students who intend to enter a career in professional public accounting practice should discuss program planning needed with their faculty advisor as early as possible in their academic studies in the Department. Additional detail about the Department's program and careers in accounting can be found on the University's web site at https://www.sju.edu/departments/accounting.
Information on the Masters in Public Accountancy Program (MPA) can be found at the Professional Accountancy section of the catalog.