Department of Accountancy & Taxation


Our Mission
  • Prepare accounting graduates for leadership roles in the public and private sector,
  • Conduct research that is relevant to theory, practice and education,
  • Perform service that benefits our College, University, and community, and
  • Develop a reputation as a leading department of accountancy and taxation.


Overall Teaching Strategies:
  • Recruit quality students at the local, regional, national, and international levels.
  • Offer quality education utilizing innovative and effective instructional methods.
  • Offer instructional programs that rigorously blend theory and practical applications.
  • Instill our alumni with a life-long commitment to the Department, College, and University.
  • Impress upon our alumni the importance of life-long learning.
  • Offer students opportunities for interactions with business leaders from the community.  
Undergraduate Program Teaching Strategy:
  • Prepare students for accounting careers in industry, government, and nonprofit organizations.
Graduate Program Teaching Strategies:
  • Prepare students for leadership positions in public accounting, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Prepare students to pass the uniform CPA exam.
  • Provide students with integrated courses geared towards decision making in a global business environment.
Doctoral Program Teaching Strategies:
  • Prepare students for successful careers in accounting education and research.
  • Place graduates in academic institutions with strong research and educational requirements.
  • Train students to function independently as competent researchers capable of producing publishable research.
Research Strategies:
  • Publish articles of theoretical and empirical significance in top quality academic journals.
  • Host academic workshops with nationally recognized researchers.
  • Publish articles with practical implications in widely read professional journals.
  • Publish instructional cases, textbooks, and other materials that facilitate the learning process.
  • Develop faculty with national reputations.
Service Strategies:
  • Participate in academic and professional organizations at the local, regional, national, and international levels.
  • Engage and lead in the decision-making processes of the College and University.
  • Serve as a resource to the College, University, and community.
  • Host regional and national conferences.