There are many career choices within the profession of accountancy. The four principal areas of employment are in industrial concerns, public practice, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. Industrial accountants assemble and interpret relevant business information for interested parties within their employer’s firm. Public accountants provide professional services primarily in three areas: income tax, auditing, and management services. Governmental accountants perform services similar to those by industrial and public accountants for local, state, and national governmental agencies.
Student Learning Outcomes for the Accounting Concentration
Upon completion of a concentration in accounting, students will be able to do the following:
- Perform the systematic transformation of data into accounting information through the application of GAAP and income tax law.
- Describe the uses, qualities, and roles of accounting information.
- Explain the principles of internal control systems and the importance of internal control systems to organizations.
- Apply current technology to the accounting process and the demand for information.
- Evaluate accounting issues and related behavior in an ethical context, while reflecting an understanding of the public service nature of the accounting function.
|AC 321||Intermediate Financial Accounting I||3|
|AC 322||Intermediate Financial Accounting II||3|
|AC 325||Cost Accounting||3|
|AC 330||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|AC 423||Federal Income Taxation - Individual||3|
|Graded upper-division elective hours in accounting, economics, or business||6|
Candidates for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination must also fulfill the subject matter requirements of the Kansas Board of Accountancy. Students desiring to attempt the examination for the Certificate in Management Accounting must meet the requirements of the Institute of Management Accountants. Information regarding the CPA examination and the CMA examination may be obtained from the accounting faculty.