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Department of Accounting

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Our Mission

The McCoy College of Business Department of Accounting is a student-centered learning community that prepares a diverse student population for professional success, creates and values research and other intellectual contributions, and provides service to the profession, university and community.

To accomplish our mission, the Department:

Provides instruction and curricula emphasizing critical thinking, communication skills, and use of technology that prepare students for the changing accounting environment.

Promotes strong conceptual foundations, technical skills, and ethical decision making and practices that prepare graduates for professional licensure, professional certification, and for future leadership roles in businesses and organizations.

Engages in research and intellectual contributions that impact the practice of accounting, enhance the understanding of the accounting discipline, and improve the process of educating future accountants.

Seeks to attract, develop, reward, and retain a diverse, student-oriented faculty with professional knowledge who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, and who participate in university governance.

Strives to build and maintain professional relationships among students, alumni, the accounting profession, and other stakeholders.