MAY 10

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LVC Accounting Mission, Goals, and Objectives

Department of Business and Economics Vision and Mission


Undergraduate Programs Faculty supporting all undergraduate programs of the Department are committed to making Lebanon Valley College the school of choice among selected high-potential, college-bound seniors and sophomore transfer students in areas where Lebanon Valley college chooses to commit its admissions and recruiting resources. Of late, this area has expanded significantly as we are seeing more students from outside our local area and outside of Pennsylvania. Candidates of special interest are students who recognize, value, seek and/or respond enthusiastically to the unique combination of intellectual development opportunities afforded them by Lebanon Valley College and the Department. These opportunities include: 

  • Life-long learning skills anchored in the traditional liberal arts.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills appropriate to their individual discipline.
  • Individualized intellectual breadth to support their personal early career goals.
  • Leading-edge technical skills in their chosen discipline. E. A thorough understanding of the ethical issues in their discipline.
  • Direct experience in the building, leading, and supporting effective groups.
  • Effective fundamental project management skills.
  • Effective career management skills.
  • Frequent in-course assignments that require students to investigate, analyze, understand, and report on the industries and companies that will likely play a part in their future. 


Undergraduate Programs Faculty are committed to pursuing the Vision by creating a climate and culture in which students are expected to: 

  • Obtain and demonstrate superior knowledge in the appropriate disciplines.
  • Obtain and demonstrate superior skills in the classic liberal arts with a special emphasis on the art and science of written and oral communication.
  • Obtain and demonstrate superior skills in the types of analysis, application, synthesis, evaluation and project management challenges characteristic of their discipline.
  • Actively investigate and understand their career options including graduate school and public service.
  • Actively engage and reflect on the world around them from a wide range of perspectives.
  • Actively engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that reflect the expectations of today’s work environment.
  • Understand themselves and relationships with others and develop strategies for managing those impacts. 

Goals and Objectives

What are faculty goals for the Accounting major?

Faculty supporting the Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting major at Lebanon Valley College is committed to providing an exceptional learning experience and a supportive learning environment that: 

  1. Conveys effectively the knowledge and comprehension of the discipline of Accounting within the context of a liberal arts education. 
  2. Produces students with superior written and oral communication skills with an emphasis on the types of communications specific to the accounting profession. 
  3. Develops students’ abilities to effectively analyze business and organizational context from an accounting perspective; apply accounting principles and concepts to real problems and opportunities, and synthesize solutions. 
  4. Develops a thorough understanding of the ethical challenges facing accountants and accounting managers in the business environment and develops in students the habit of honest, objective, and moral evaluations of the consequences of their actions.
  5. Encourages and assists the development of the multi-disciplinary skill set, the relationship-building skills, and the life-long learning skills that suit each student’s expressed post-graduate career intentions.
  6. Establishes a solid foundation on which to complete preparation for the numerous professional certifications that are now in play. 

What are the goals for students in the Accounting major?

Students completing a B.S. in Accounting at Lebanon Valley College will demonstrate and possess:

  1. An understanding of concepts of the accounting discipline and the application of those concepts to the intra-disciplinary focus of their own choosing.
  2. An understanding of the fundamental knowledge in the disciplines of economics, finance, business law, management science, and corporate strategy.
  3. Effective reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills appropriate to the accounting profession.
  4. Effective fundamental project management skills.
  5. Effective information research skills including information gathering, databases searching, assessing the value of information, and communicating findings on a focused topic in the discipline.
  6. Effective skills in applying generally accepted quantitative methodologies to the analysis and solution of complex accounting problems.
  7. Critical thinking skills appropriate to the accounting discipline including the ability to describe, analyze, and link the context with concepts and theories, evaluate the situation, solve problems, and make and defend decisions.
  8. The ability to understand, apply and integrate lead-edge information technology in the accounting environment.
  9. The ability to examine and evaluate individual and organizational behavior and its consequences within a moral framework. 
  10. An assertive and active approach to launching and managing their careers.