Mission & Outcomes
By developing in the following general proficiency areas, the graduates of the Accounting Program are positioned to become accounting professionals. Decision makers with effective an-alytical and qualitative business knowledge and skills to make responsible, ethical decisions that lead to organizational suc-cess. Upon completion of the program, our graduates will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GA AP) and managerial accounting theories to business organizations, state and local governments, and nonprofit organizations
- Prepare Financial Statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
- Identify and implement the appropriate managerial methods to analyze and evaluate accounting data and other infor-mation used for decision-making
- Use clear and concise communication to convey relevant financial and non-financial information so that decision makers can formulate informed decisions
- Assess information technology and evaluate emerging tech-nologies to select the most appropriate tools to create effi-ciencies in the business process
- Describe and apply prescribed ethical codes and social re-sponsibilities of accountants in ensuring the integrity of financial information and impact on multiple stakeholders
The University has established an adult degree completion program to provide a flexible and affordable pathway for adult learners who have some college credit but have not yet earned a degree.
Instead of traditional coursework, participants will complete learning modules associated with a list of competencies that need to be completed to earn the degree. Participants will be able to apply past college credit, prior learning, and work experience toward their degree. After determining which competencies participants need to complete, an UMPI Academic Success Coach will create an individual learning plan. Students will pay a flat tuition rate of $1,400 per session and take advantage of as many competency learning modules per semester as they would like. All materials and resources needed are embedded in the digital platform so there are no additional textbook costs or fees. The program is Financial Aid eligible. Participants should be 24 or older, have the equivalent of a high school diploma, and some prior college credit and/or work experience.
Competencies within this program have been carefully mapped to the on-campus program curriculum to ensure that every YourPace student meets the same program outcomes as students in the traditional classroom setting. Participants will have contact weekly with their faculty and Academic Success Coaches to guide them through the learning process. Upon graduation, they will receive a transcript that outlines the specific skills, knowledge, and abilities they have acquired by completing their competencies.