The accounting department strives to have a relevant and useful Assurance of Learning plan; for this reason the department reviews and updates the plan annually. The most recent revision was in August, 2014. The current list of objectives and assessment measurements are listed below. Information regarding the assessment tools and related academic courses can be reviewed in the attached documents.
Masters of Accounting Program:
Critical Thinking - The student can:
- Demonstrate the ability to identify a problem and the information needed to develop a solution, develop alternative solutions, recommend the best solution, and evaluate the efficacy of the solution after it has been implemented.
- Demonstrate the ability to articulate an argument, evaluate the quality of arguments and evidence, and construct and defend the position taken.
Communication - The student can:
- Express written information accurately and in an audience appropriate manner with conciseness and clarity.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively prepare and deliver a professional presentation on a business topic.
- Debate a complex issue into a coherent written statement or oral presentation.
Collaboration - The student can:
- Provide and receive feedback, ideas, and instruction in a professional manner.
- Organize tasks and divide responsibility to complete collaborative projects in a timely manner.
- Explain the role and impact of each team member (including self) on the collaborative project.
Technical Knowledge - The student can:
- Demonstrate understanding of graduate level core discipline subject matter.
Technology - The student can:
- Demonstrate the ability to use business software and technology (tax, audit, & general ledger) appropriately.
Ethics/ Social Responsibility - The student can:
- Identify ethical dilemmas and develop appropriate courses of action that consider the well-being of others and society.
- Evaluate the role of legal and social responsibility in business decisions.
Career and Placement - The student can:
- Leverage skills and experiences for career success.
Outcomes - The student can:
- Articulate program objectives and whether those objectives were achieved at the end of the program.
Please review the MAcc AOL Detail Reports F14 S15 and MSA AOL Detail Reports F14 S15 attachments for a detailed description of the assessment activities, assessment data and findings.
If additional information is desired regarding the individual assessment tools, please contact the Department of Accounting.