MS Accounting


This is the Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plan for this program. See department website for additional information about this program

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of Accounting: Each student should have sufficient accounting knowledge to successfully pass the Uniform CPA Examination. The curriculum and prerequisites should encompass each of the individual parts of the CPA examination (auditing, busines enviornment & concepts, financial and regulation) along with an understanding of the ethical requirements of practicing as a CPA.
  • Knowledge of Business: Each student should have sufficient knowledge of business to be able to apply advanced accounting theories and regulations to real world business issues focusing on recognizing business activities that will require significant research to insure proper financial accounting.
  • Problem Solving Skill: Each student should be able to apply generally accepted accounting principles to business issues focusing on the ability to interpret current and proposed financial accounting standards with respect to specific business issues.
  • Communication Skills: Each student will be able to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally.

Course requirements for the degree

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Curricular Map

The curricular map shows how each required course contributes to the program's learning outcomes.

» Curricular Map (PDF)

Annual Learning Outcomes Assessment Report(s)

In a process called assessment, the faculty of each degree program measure student attainment of program learning outcomes goals on an annual basis. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:

» Learning Outcomes Assessment Process (PDF)

Assessment Rubric

In assessing learning outcomes, program faculty often develop rubrics which establish criteria and expectations showing how outcomes are evaluated. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:

» Learning Outcomes Assessment Rubric (PDF)

Program Review

Program review represents Chapman's commitment to excellence in academic programs through periodic review of educational effectiveness. Every 5 to 7 years, program faculty members prepare a self-study report, which is reviewed by external, expert reviewers, numerous Chapman faculty governance councils and committees, and the Office of the Provost. Program review provides an opportunity for each program to reflect on its educational effectiveness as well as its contribution to the university's mission and strategic plan. The results of program review guide institutional planning, budgeting and decision-making.