Program Objectives | Department of Accounting Handbook – College of Business Administration | Kent State University

Program Objectives

The specific objectives of our accounting programs vary by degree level. The objectives of each program follow.

i.   Bachelor’s degree program objectives

  • provide students with a general knowledge of accounting
  • provide students with a fundamental ethical framework
  • provide a knowledge base to prepare students for further study in accounting at the graduate level
  • prepare students for careers in accounting that require only an undergraduate degree
  • provide students with knowledge base for professional accounting certification exams

 

ii.   Masters degree program objectives

  • provide students with more specific knowledge about one or more specialty areas in accounting
  • provide students with a strong background in professional ethics
  • provide students with a knowledge base for the Certified Public Accountant exam
  • provide a foundation that supports the pursuit of a doctoral degree in accounting

 

iii.   Doctoral program objectives

  • provide students with a background in research ethics
  • provide high quality education preparing students to perform high quality academic research and effective teaching as faculty members  in colleges and universities
  • encourage placement of students at universities offering doctoral and/or masters level accounting programs