More About the Program
The mission of the Briar Cliff University Business Department is to deliver a quality education and develop individuals who can provide leadership in a changing global environment, within an ethical and socially responsible framework. This is accomplished through a broad education using business theory and practice and based upon a liberal arts foundation.
The department's goals are based on a concept that emphasizes not only technical competence but also the ethics of professional service, thus seeking to foster sensitivity and responsiveness to social responsibilities as well as the ability to identify and pursue personal opportunities. The faculty endeavor to achieve these goals through a variety of teaching techniques including lectures, cases, role-playing, seminars, directed study, internships and computer team simulations. The department arranges and supervises internships in all majors for qualified juniors and seniors.
The curriculum for the major in accounting is designed with the principal goal of developing a level of technical competence necessary to prepare the student for a career as a professional accountant. The required coursework provides the student with the minimum educational requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant examination and other similar professional accounting certifications. This program has also been designed to provide the student with a broad educational background which emphasizes social responsibility and professional service. Major course work has been designed to build on the student's liberal arts foundation coursework that emphasizes reading, writing, mathematics, research, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to accomplish these objectives
Upon graduation, students majoring in accounting will be able to demonstrate competencies in the core areas of research, problem solving, statistical analysis, computer skills, mathematics, oral communication and writing, apply ethical reasoning to decision making and demonstrate personal and team leadership skills, exhibit knowledge of the legal, regulatory, ethical and technological issues inherent in the global environment of business today, demonstrate skills necessary to progress in a career and/or pursue advanced studies, apply fundamental knowledge of economics, finance, information systems, accounting research, law, management and international business to decision making, demonstrate an overall perspective of the basic elements of accounting theory, concepts and applications.
Every business needs accounting support to exist. In the last three years, our program graduates have gone on to work for a wide variety of private and corporate companies including:
- Local, Regional and Big-4 Accounting Firms
- Higher Education Institutions
- Financial Advising
- National and Local Banks
- Corporate Management Positions
- And much, much, more.
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