Nov 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Major and Learning Outcomes

Accounting Major Mission Statement

The mission of the Accounting Major is to provide a high-value business educational experience within the Salesian tradition. The major is characterized by a strong faculty-student community; a compassionate and collegial working environment; the advancement of knowledge through high-quality teaching and academic programs, effective communication, and relevant experiential learning; and student engagement with the business world.

Accounting Major Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate from DeSales University with a major in accounting will be able to:

  1. understand the impact of business events on an organization’s financial position; apply the tenets of the Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting to the financial statements of U.S. and international businesses;
  2. identify and analyze relevant internal financial information for the purpose of making sound managerial business decisions;
  3. apply U.S. federal income tax law to business transactions and develop an understanding of tax-planning techniques;
  4. understand the philosophy and environment of auditing; acquire practical knowledge of auditing procedures and techniques as applied to accounting transaction cycles.

The business program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).