The mission of the Accounting Program at University of Hawai’i Maui College (UHMC) is to prepare graduates to be productive professionals who can make responsible business decisions in a changing global environment.

The Accounting Program mission is congruent with the mission of UHMC, offering credit educational opportunities and striving to create a student focused educational environment that emphasizes high quality teaching and learning. The Accounting Program serves a diverse student population, many of whom are first generation college students, and we are responsive to the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students whose life experiences and commitment to learning enrich the overall educational environment.


The Accounting Program’s vision is to be increasingly recognized by our stakeholders for preparing self-confident, competent graduates who are able to perform effectively in a changing global environment. We recognize that the following stakeholders are principal partners in our success:

  • Students
  • Employer/Business Community
  • Alumni
  • College Administration and Faculty
  • Local Community

Program Goals

Educational goals for the Accounting Program can be summarized as follows:

  • To prepare and place accounting majors for entry‑level positions in accounting related occupations
  • To help students prepare for transfer to a four‑year institution.
  • To help employees within the accounting profession upgrade job skills and knowledge
  • To provide students with accounting work experience through the Cooperative Education program
  • To provide support courses for other programs.
  • To provide individuals with basic accounting skills for personal use
  • To promote ethical responsibility in the accounting profession


Program Learning Outcomes

To accomplish these program goals, program learning outcomes have been established to insure that upon successful completion of the accounting program at UHMC students will be able to:

  1.  Demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in the basic fundamental principles of financial and managerial accounting following general accepted accounting principles with special emphasis on the elements of the accounting cycle; the rules of debit and credit, journalizing and posting, trial balances, adjustments, worksheets, financial statements, and the closing process.
  2. Demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the basic principles procedures, terminology, and application of income and payroll tax laws.
  3. Demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in hands-on accounting skills for maintaining accounting records using commercial accounting software, and the use of spreadsheets to solve accounting problems.