University of Southern Indiana

Vision and Mission

Accounting Program Vision, Mission, and Strategic Goals


Our vision is to provide our students an exceptional learning experience in accounting and to become the preferred source of professionally trained accountants for employers in our region.


The Accounting Program’s highest priority is to provide excellence in teaching and to prepare undergraduate students to be productive members of their profession and society. We believe research contributions in the field of accounting and service to the university, the accounting profession, and the community are fundamental to our mission. Consistent with the college, our research will focus primarily on applied and pedagogical issues, and we advocate service that is responsive to the evolving needs of our stakeholders.

Strategic Goals


  • Provide competent instruction on relevant accounting issues
  • Support students in experiential learning activities to foster their academic, career and personal development
  • Develop students’ skills in the areas of problem solving and ethical decision making


  • Maintain a research program that will bring currency and relevancy to classroom instruction
  • Engage in research projects that will foster collaboration within the business community
  • Encourage our students to participate in scholarship and research activities


  • Encourage service to USI and to the Romain College of Business
  • Promote service to the Accounting Program and to the Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Support service to the profession and to the community
  • Provide service learning activities and encourage students to become involved in community service

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