1. THE ROLE OF INFORMATION
Accounting is important to operational and investing decisions. The functioning of organizations and market economies depends on the quality, integrity, and transparency of accounting information about the performance and condition of organizations. The growing availability of data and increasing analysis capabilities provide opportunities for accountants to help managers make business decisions.
Accounting crosses boundaries. All dimensions of accounting are essential for organizational success. Developing the capability to account for complex phenomena requires understanding all areas of accounting. Furthermore, accounting is situated in organizational contexts, which requires cross-disciplinary integration of business processes. Collaboration across business processes is key to solving business problems.
3. IMPACTFUL TEACHING AND RESEARCH
Innovation in accounting occurs in the interaction of technology, globalization, and culture. Students must be prepared to work in a globalized world of diverse cultures with ever-changing technologies. Faculty must produce high-quality and relevant research that addresses business problems.
Effective leadership requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in teams. Accounting requires teamwork because complex organizational problems are too vast for an individual to solve alone. Addressing complex organizational challenges requires bringing to bear multiple functions and perspectives to solve business and societal problems in an ethical and responsible manner.
Prepare students to be leaders in the culturally diverse, technologically advanced and rapidly changing world of accounting and serve the accounting and business profession through high-quality research and service activities.
To become the premier source for accounting knowledge, professionalism and technical expertise to solve business problems locally, nationally and internationally.