Undergraduate Overview

Contact Information:

Phone: (217) 206-6541
Email: AEF@uis.edu
Website: https://www.uis.edu/aef/
Office Location: UHB 4054

Bachelor of Arts
Undergraduate Minor

Departmental Goals and Objectives

The Bachelor’s in Accounting degree prepares students for challenging careers and positions of leadership in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors.  In addition to the College of Business objectives (listed below), specific objectives of the BA in Accounting are to:

  1. Create a professionally-oriented learning environment which fosters development of personal, professional and social responsibility, disciplinary competencies, and professional ethics.
  2. Emphasize conceptual knowledge and the development of problem-solving and data antilytic skills;
  3. Serve as an information resource and a networking hub for students, alumni, employers, and professional organizations.

Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree through the College of Business and Management, students will meet the following goals and objectives:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in the major business disciplines, including accounting, economics, management, marketing, finance information systems and the legal and social environment of business.

  2. Systematically analyze a business problem using appropriate methods. Students will be able to: effectively examine alternatives, analyze alternatives, and recommend an appropriate course of action.

  3. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills and the use of presentation technologies.

  4. Demonstrate effective written communication skills.

  5. Understand the use of information technologies in organizations.

  6. Understand, interpret, and analyze quantitative problems and quantitatively presented information.