Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Engaging in Continuous Improvement in an Undergraduate Accounting Program Using an Internally Developed Cumulative Exit Exam

This paper describes the development, implementation and practice of the Rowan University Rohrer College of Business Accounting Program?s exit exam. The Accounting program has effectively developed and utilized an in-house exit exam to test the cumulative knowledge of accounting majors as they prepare to graduate from the program. The exam questions are mapped to the learning goals of the program, which correspond to the mission of the program and AACSB standards for assurance of learning. Results have been accumulated over a ten-year time horizon, and have been meaningfully analyzed to provide the basis for continuous improvement in the pedagogy and curriculum of the accounting program. Additionally, the exam itself is continuously reviewed for potential improvements in content and delivery.