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Educational Goals

Undergraduate Students
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in accounting and the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree prepare students for entry-level accounting positions in the public, private, and governmental sectors. Both degree programs provide accounting and business knowledge sufficient for entry into the profession. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is intended for those individuals who seek a broader education while the Bachelor of Science degree is appropriate for individuals who wish to complete significant coursework in a related business discipline such as finance, economics, or information systems.

Master's Students
The Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Taxation, and Master of Professional Accounting degree programs prepare students for professional careers in the public, private, and governmental sectors. These programs also provide most of the educational background necessary to complete the Certified Public Accountant Examination or other major professional examinations. 

The Master of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Taxation degree programs are designed for individuals with significant prior study in accounting. These programs seek to further develop students' technical competence in specialty tracks selected by students, increase students' ability to research accounting issues, develop analytical and communication skills, and improve information technology proficiency.

The Master of Professional Accounting Program is designed for individuals without significant  prior study in accounting. This program provides a broad-based accounting curriculum, seeks to develop students' analytical and communication skills, and improve students' information technology proficiency.

Ph.D. Students
The Ph.D. program develops and prepares students for careers in academic accounting. Graduates will be prepared to engage in applied, practical, and scholarly research. The anticipated primary market for graduates of the doctoral program will be universities with accounting programs that have a balanced emphasis on teaching, scholarship, and service.

Students in Other University Programs
The Department of Accounting also provides service courses appropriate to the educational needs of undergraduate business majors, MBA students, and students in other university programs.




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