ACCT 490 Accounting Capstone I • 5 Cr.


This baccalaureate-level course takes a Directed Learning Project (DLP) approach and provides students with a structured learning experience by completing a major practical project in accounting. Students are going to be mentored through the course by a supervising instructor/accounting professional. This course is intended to enhance professional experience in a specific curriculum-related area of accounting, such as auditing, taxation, fraud, finance, payroll, receivables, payables, governmental and non-profit accounting. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • • Integrate skills and knowledge acquired from specific curriculum-related area and experiences.
  • • Develop a project plan following appropriate methods and tools related to selected area.
  • • Evaluate, and develop effective methods to manage selected area of project milestones and timelines.
  • • Demonstrate technical and practical competency in completing deliverables.
  • • Work productively individually or in a team environment communicating appropriately with all team members.
  • • Develop an effective report and presentation commensurate with the scope and complexity of the project.
  • • Present information in an effective format and discuss issues arising using a constructive approach.
  • • Demonstrate an in-depth and integrated understanding and knowledge of the complexity of the selected project to accounting faculty and peers.