Mapping of Goals

The School of Accountancy Curriculum Committee and faculty reviewed the coverage of the program learning goals across courses for the accounting programs. Coverage is ranked as high (H), medium (M), or low (L). The result of this ranking is presented in the following table. This analysis forms the basis for embedded assessment deployment. The courses for which a specific learning goal is ranked an "H" are candidates for embedded assessment activities for that learning goal. From this analysis, assessment assignments are made to specific courses for each learning goal. Generally, assessment of each goal occurs twice during each five-year period, however, more frequent assessments are made based upon amendments to the overall assessment plan and modification of learning goals.

The following mapping summarizes the specific goals and the courses in which assessment occurs.

Business and Accounting Knowledge: Students will demonstrate technical knowledge in the following areas:

Knowledge 1: Professional standards, regulations, and best practices relating to the recording, presentation, and verification of accounting information.

  • ACCT3110 Intermediate Financial Accounting and Reporting I
  • ACCT6200 Accounting for Complex and Multinational Businesses

Knowledge 2: Roles of accountants in society in providing and ensuring the integrity of financial and other information, including the legal, ethical, and regulatory environment in the profession.

  • ACCT4510 Auditing Principles and Techniques
  • ACCT6560 Business Law and Professional Responsibilities

Knowledge 3: Internal controls, security, key business processes, and design and implementation of effective information management solutions.

  • ACCT4500 Accounting Information Systems

Knowledge 4: The process of assessing risk and providing assurance to users of financial and non-financial information.

  • ACCT4510 Auditing Principles and Techniques
  • ACCT6510 Financial Auditing

Knowledge 5: Tax policy and compliance for individuals and enterprises.

  • ACCT 3410 Income Taxation I
  • ACCT 6410 Tax Research and Procedures

Knowledge 6: Global reporting environment

  • ACCT 6700 Advanced Topics in Accounting

Knowledge 7: Business formation and regulatory compliance for small businesses.

  • ACCT 6400 Income Taxation II
  • ACCT 6560 Business Law and Professional Responsibilities

Knowledge 8: Understanding of and commitment to professional conduct.

  • ACCT 4510 Auditing Principles and Techniques
  • ACCT 6560 Business Law and professional Responsibilities

Professional Skills

Skills 1: Oral and written communication in the context and language of accounting and business

  • ACCT3310 Strategic Cost Management
  • ACCT6410 Tax Research and Procedures

Skills 2: Develop, record, analyze, validate, communicate, and make professional judgments relative to financial and other types of information.

  • ACCT3120 Intermediate Financial Accounting and Reporting II

Skills 3: Use of information technology to: (1) support business processes and controls, (2) develop and interpret information, and (3) ensure financial reporting integrity.

  • ACCT4500 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT6400 Income Taxation II

Skills 4: Ability to work productively as a member or leader of a team.

  • ACCT6250 Accounting Concepts, Research, and Cases
  • ACCT6510 Financial Auditing

Skills 5: Ability to use resources such as professional standards, regulations, and other financial data to research accounting-related issues and apply their findings to various decision settings.

  • ACCT3410 Income Taxation I
  • ACCT6250 Accounting Concepts, Research, and Cases
Values and Attitudes

Values & Attitudes I: Value-based reasoning techniques under conditions of uncertainty to enhance personal objectivity, integrity, and ethical conduct.

  • ACCT3310 Strategic Cost Management
  • ACCT6510 Financial Auditing

Values & Attitudes 2: Motivation and commitment to continue learning throughout life to maintain professional knowledge and skills.

  • ACCT3410 Income Taxation I
  • ACCT6700 Advanced Topics in Accounting

Values & Attitudes 3: Appreciation of diverse world-views resulting from a variety of geographical and cultural experiences.

  • Assessed at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business level