University of Southern California

Student Learning Outcomes

1.  Technical, Conceptual, Problem-Solving Requirement
Students will be competent in and be able to apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills in the fields of accounting or taxation.  This learning outcome includes the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as an understanding of the strategic role of accounting in business organizations and society.
 
2.  Professional Development Requirement
Students will be able to communicate clearly, and strategically, after considering the relevant audience, situation, and purpose of the communication.  Students will develop the ability to work productively with others to accomplish established goals.
 
3.  Research/Life-Long Learning Requirement
Students will be able to use relevant research databases and academic/professional literature to gain new knowledge and analyze business situations.
 
4.  Ethical Principles and Professional Standards Requirement
Students will be able to apply ethical principles and professional standards in analyzing situations and making informed decisions.
 
5.  Globalization Requirement
Students will be able to demonstrate an international perspective and appreciation for diversity and cultural differences, along with their significance in global business.

Marshall Spotlight

Not having a background in finance, Tony did not anticipate entering the world of accounting; however, an offer from accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers was too intriguing to pass up. What was even more surprising was that the one-year, intensive master's in accounting (MAcc) degree from the USC Leventhal School of Accounting was actually fun. "They teach us so much more than just accounting. It's a well-rounded program that really teaches you how to build, grow, and be successful in whatever endeavor you want to undertake."