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Accounting

Department of Accounting

The McCoy College of Business Administration 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.

The accounting curriculum provides a broad education in theory, ethics and practice. Students completing the four year prescribed program of study earn the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in accounting. Career options include accounting for corporations, industry, governmental, and other not-for-profit organizations.