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About the School of Accounting

School of Accounting Mission Statement

The School of Accounting is committed to preparing students to be active and engaged citizens who are able to apply accounting and business knowledge for the betterment of individuals and organizations.  We value an environment of educational excellence in which: 

  1. students develop both technical and interpersonal skills necessary for successful professional accounting careers;
  2. faculty create and disseminate meaningful intellectual contributions and actively participate in the academic and professional communities; and
  3. stakeholders, including alumni, recruiters and others, desire long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with the School.

Undergraduate Mission:

The mission of the undergraduate accounting program is to prepare students for entry into high-quality graduate programs and for positions in business that do not require postgraduate education.  Since the B.B.A. degree is part of the College of Business, it reflects the distinctive competencies of the College.  In addition, the program delivers foundation accounting courses to all students in the College of Business and to students in a variety of programs across the University.

Graduate Mission:

The mission of the graduate accounting program is to provide a strong regional presence for advanced professional education that prepares students for success in the accounting profession by strengthening the students’ technical expertise, enhancing their understanding of professional responsibility and improving their business skills necessary to compete in today’s complex and ever changing business environment.