About Us

Our Mission

The McCoy College of Business Department of Accounting is dedicated to preparing our diverse student population for professional success in an ever-changing global economy. Our faculty make McCoy a primary-choice school for students by providing a rigorous and innovative curriculum that is informed by academic and practitioner research, engagement with the professional community, and meaningful service.

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.