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

Cornell University
Diamond Bar, California
“You will find some really great people in [the Master of Business Taxation program], and it was really helpful for me to meet, study and spend time with them outside of school. Not everyone knows what it’s like to go through a program like this, so it was really helpful to have friends I could talk with, commiserate with—and rejoice with when we succeeded.”

“I had a great experience at Leventhal both as an undergraduate and a graduate. The MAcc program was incredibly challenging, and I felt that I earned every grade I received. It also had great, experienced teachers and involved more real-world application in class. The team projects can be challenging to coordinate, but they prepared me well for my job at Ernst & Young. We work entirely in team settings, and you need to know how to handle a heavy workload and be a good team player.”

—Jenna Anderson ’14,
Ernst & Young, Assurance, Los Angeles, CA