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Accounting Program Vision, Mission, and Strategic Goals


Our vision is to provide and exceptional learning experience in accounting and be the preferred source of professionally trained accountants in our region.


Our mission is to maintain excellence in teaching and to prepare our students to be successful as professionals and citizens.  As part of an engaged university, we advocate service and research opportunities that are responsive to the evolving needs of our stakeholders.  We embrace an inclusive approach to quality research that includes basic, applied, and pedagogical research efforts.

Core Values

Distinction - We hold ourselves, our students, and our institution in high esteem. We are committed to teaching learners to reflect, imagine, and innovate through experiential learning, thought-provoking exercises, community engagement, and cutting-edge curriculum. We provide the most current and relevant sets of skills and discipline knowledge to help our learners compete on the national stage, both through their curricular experiences and in their career aspirations and achievements.

Passion for excellence –We regularly assess current business behavior, as well as the relevancy of our curriculum, and seek to provide our students with the business education necessary to perform at the highest levels in both business and society. We show our passion for our own professions by staying current in our fields and using the most appropriate teaching and learning styles to enhance learner comprehension and application of knowledge in our disciplines.

Integrity – We share a commitment to demonstrating and teaching strong ethical values in business, which include honesty, trustworthiness, loyalty, fairness, concern for others, respect for others, and respect for the law.

Diversity and Inclusion - We recognize the importance of equity in opportunity and of providing an inclusive workplace. We strive to create an equitable and inclusive environment wherein diverse participants are respected as individuals and are empowered to challenge prevailing thoughts and practices.

Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priority 1

Increase the number of accounting majors.

Strategic Priority 2

Enhance the reputation of the Accounting Program.

Strategic Priority 3

Improve diversity within the Accounting Program.