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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, B.S.

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The purpose of the accounting program is to develop professional business people for careers in management accounting, financial services, auditing, management services, governmental and nonprofit agencies, public accounting and taxation. There is an emphasis upon developing an understanding and respect for the ethical and professional standards of the accounting profession. Accountants are trained in our program to develop problem-solving skills and increase efficiency, improving both operating results and business value for their prospective employers.

Indiana Tech’s baccalaureate accounting program provides graduates with a sound foundation in management accounting and is built upon a solid foundation of knowledge in the areas of business, English, humanities and social sciences. There are significant electives in the program as well, allowing students flexibility to emphasize optional areas of study in their academic preparation.

Accounting courses are taught using case studies, problems, and computer applications so that concepts can be applied to real-life situations. The high level of student-professor interaction provides a learning environment that contributes to graduates with strong accounting skills, business ethics and integrity.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. General Business Knowledge - Students will demonstrate core foundational knowledge in the field of business.
  2. Communication and Leadership Skills - Students will be able to give and exchange information within meaningful context and with appropriate delivery and interpersonal skills.
  3. Strategic and Critical Thinking Skills - Students will be able to link data, knowledge, and insight together to provide quality advice for decision-making.
  4. Focus on the Customer, Client and Market - Students will be able to anticipate and meet the changing needs of clients, employers, customers, and markets better than competitors.
  5. Interpretation of Converging Information - Students will be able to interpret and provide a broader context using financial and non-financial information.
  6. Technologically Adept - Students will be able to utilize and leverage technology in ways that add value to clients, customers, and employers. Students will be able to use information technology as a tool to do essential business tasks.
  7. Ethics - Students will be able to apply effective ethical decision making. Students will be able to apply business-related legal and ethical principles in business and apply them to organizational decision-making.

A Bachelor of Science in Accounting prepares the student to perform senior level accounting jobs that include financial accounting activities, cost accounting, auditing, and tax work. The accounting degree program uses the TEAM approach described on the College of Professional Studies . Courses marked with an asterisk (*) require TEAM enrollment.

General Education Core CoB

Total Credits Required: 39

Total Credits Required: 33

Total Credits Required: 33

Approved Electives: 9 Credits

Preparatory Core 1

Total Credit Hours: 120

** Students may test out by placement exam. Credits do not count toward degree.

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