Mission Statement

The mission of the Accounting Program is to prepare students for professional careers in accounting. An accounting education emphasizes the technological, cognitive, and communication skills which provide the basic foundation for a professional career as an accountant in industry, public accounting, not-for-profit or government sectors as well as knowledge needed for graduate study. Students are provided with the knowledge, skills, and experience to foster an in depth understanding of the values and ethics needed to work as a professional accountant.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Accounting Program is to provide our students with the necessary knowledge and skill to succeed in an ever growing and changing business community. The program will be noted based on the personalized attention accorded to students, a comprehensive curriculum, extraordinary internship opportunities, and faculty dedicated to creating a stimulating classroom environment that facilitates career opportunities for graduates.

Accounting Competencies

  • Students will acquire accounting expertise to apply the principles and practices of accounting to contribute to the success of a business.
  • Students will gain a quantitative mind-set with skills to recognize appropriate measures to evaluate business operations.
  • Students will develop consultative skills – the art of providing direct guidance to stakeholders seeking expert advice on a variety of accounting matters.
  • Students will be able to communicate accounting information in an effective free flow exchange at all levels of an organization.
  • Students will exemplify ethical practices throughout all areas of organizational operations.
  • Students will demonstrate skill in interpreting information (metrics and literature) to determine return on investment (ROI) and organizational impact in making business decisions and/or recommendations.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to understand business functions and metrics within the organization.