Associate Dean: Elaine Labach
Advising Coordinator: Elaine Labach, Associate Dean
The Accounting degree program prepares students to prepare for the CPA exam, graduate programs, or direct entry into the accounting profession. The success of our Accounting program is built on small classes, active learning, individual attention from expert faculty, and a curriculum that balances theory and practical applications.
The learning outcomes of the Accounting degree program are designed so that students will:
- Demonstrate knowledge in the field of study:
a. Objective 1 - Knowledge of the economy, the principles of modern business, and organizational practices.
b. Objective 2 - Entry level knowledge of the primary functional areas of accounting.
- Apply accounting concepts and tools to measure, analyze and report useful financial information for decision-making:
a. Objective 1 - Measure and record economic events.
b. Objective 2 - Report accounting data to the internal and external stakeholders of an organization.
c. Objective 3 - Identify ethical issues in the practice of accounting and propose appropriate solutions.
d. Objective 4 - Assess the risk that an audit conducted in accordance with GAAS would fail to detect a material misstatement in the Financial Statements.
- Utilize appropriate channels of communication to effectively convey accounting information to a general audience.
- Demonstrate teamwork skills by providing valuable contributions to projects produced in a collaborative environment.
Fort Lewis College is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). The School of Business Administration’s degree program in Accounting is included in the scope of accreditation.
School of Business Administration: Click here for more information
Major in Accounting
Minor in Accounting