Rohrer College of Business @ Rowan University

Accounting - Program Requirements

Mission Statement

The Rowan University Accounting Program has a strong regional reputation for providing qualified students with an undergraduate education that combines the general liberal arts, functional knowledge across business disciplines, and a comprehensive accounting education. The strength of the undergraduate program lies in the emphasis on practical and theoretical content to help students prepare for ethical participation in various accounting careers, including careers in professional accounting and financial management. The program also prepares students for graduate studies in accounting, taxation and business.

Undergraduate accounting graduates will have a strong foundation for obtaining professional licensure by the completion of the 120 credit hour program. They have the option of meeting the 150 credit hour educational requirements for licensure as certified public accountants through the Rowan MBA program. The accounting specialization within the Rowan MBA Program is designed to equip students of diverse academic backgrounds with foundational knowledge and advanced topics in accounting.

The accounting faculty considers teaching its highest priority, supported by relevant scholarship and an appropriate level of service.  Equal emphasis is placed on discipline-based scholarship, contributions to practice, and learning and pedagogical research. To add relevance and benefits to the accounting program, both faculty and students interact with the region's business community.

Assessment Implementation Matrix

Learning Goals Learning Objectives

Program Goal
1. Graduates have a comprehensive accounting education, preparing them for careers in the accounting field.

Students will learn current financial and managerial accounting theories and methods, and develop skills to prepare and analyze financial statements for business organizations and non-profit entities
 

Student will understand the importance and application of financial accounting in business decision making.

Methods
1. Accounting Major Exam
2. ETS exam selected questions

Program Goal
2. Undergraduate Accounting graduates will have a strong foundation for obtaining professional licensure by the completion of the 120 credit hour program.

Students will acquire knowledge of federal tax laws and procedures as they relate to individual and business entities with an emphasis on planning, research, and preparation.

Method
1. Accounting Major Exam

  Students will understand business processes to integrate computer software applications, and to evaluate the design and implementation of information systems in a business environment
Students will develop an appreciation of internal control issues within the context of manual and electronic accounting information systems.
Program Goal
3. Graduates possess an undergraduate education with a strong liberal arts component that enriches and strengthens them as an accounting professional.

Students will develop oral and written communication skills that will enable them to effectively communicate financial results.

Methods
1. EBI Satisfaction Survey - Factor 12
2. Supervised Internship Employer Evaluation Ratings

 

Students will develop an understanding of global issues in business, as well as understand the impact of International Financial Reporting Standards.

Methods
1. Accounting Major Exam

Students will develop an appreciation for the ethical and regulatory environment for accountants.

Methods
1. Accounting Major Exam

Students will develop an appreciation for the roles played by accountants in society providing and ensuring the integrity of financial and other information.

Methods
1. Accounting Major Exam

Students will engage in applied, experiential learning activities.

Methods
1. Accounting Major Exam

Accounting Mentorship Program

Program Goals and Objectives:
The goal of the Accounting Mentorship Program is to provide a mechanism by which students can obtain a better understanding of the challenges and rewards of Accounting from those presently working as accounting professionals. This enhanced understanding should help solidify the choice of profession for those students who are interested or potentially interested in Accounting. It provides students with a perspective that cannot be provided by faculty. For more information and registration.

Information about Careers in Accounting