Dec 01, 2022  
SCPS College Catalog 2019-2020 
SCPS College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting (B.S.)

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Elizabethtown College’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting offered through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a comprehensive professional education for adults seeking increasingly responsible accounting positions in the contemporary business community, which is characterized by its global reach, diversity, technological orientation, strategic planning, and complexity. The curriculum emphasizes development of technological skills and enhanced critical thinking as the student moves toward upper-level evaluative courses while maintaining a core of basic business courses. The course of study provides a firm foundation and meets the requirements for accounting and business law courses for Pennsylvania’s education requirement for the CPA exam.  Individualized guidance toward achieving the 150 credit total will be available from Admissions, Advising and Financial Aid staff.* This broadened accounting curriculum is further enriched by a blending with the College’s quality liberal arts core to produce graduates prepared to exercise effective professional leadership in a wide variety of contexts and organizations.

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The School of Continuing and Professional Studies has not sought ACBSP accreditation.

*NOTE:  For information regarding requirements for work experience and overall credit hours (150 credit rule), see the website of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) or the State Board of Accountancy.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • Apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in financial reporting and analysis.
  • Utilize financial reports to draw meaningful conclusions regarding the financial operations of an organization.
  • Identify methods of technology utilization within GAAP and other regulatory guidelines for decision making.
  • Demonstrate skills to be a self-directed employee in a team environment focused on achieving organizational goals. 
  • Describe the identified need for high ethical standards when conducting business activities.

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