The mission of the Department of Accounting supports the missions of the Miller College of Business and Ball State University by:

  • maintaining separate Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB International) accreditation as evidence of our commitment to quality education and continuous improvement
  • providing high quality accounting education to our students with ample opportunities for them to learn to effectively operate in a competitive business environment
  • making intellectual contributions through a mix of discipline-based, contributions to practice, and learning and pedagogical research that can be applied to the business environment and classroom instruction
  • maintaining strong ties with the business community, especially the accounting profession
  • providing strong support of student organizations to foster students' acculturation to the accounting profession
  • providing responsible service to the accounting profession, the college, the university, and academic organizations

Undergraduate Degree Program Objective
The objective of the undergraduate degree program in accounting is to prepare undergraduate students for careers directly or indirectly involving accounting and for graduate degree programs by providing:

  • the theoretical foundations of the multiple areas of accounting 
  • adequate problem solving and critical thinking skills 
  • appropriate professional competencies such as communication skills, ethics, teamwork, and technology

Graduate Degree Program Objective

The objective of the master of science program in accounting is to prepare graduate students for leadership positions in accounting requiring more than a bachelor's degree by providing: 

  • in-depth study of advanced accounting topics and techniques 
  • further development of their communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills 
  • expansion of their critical thinking and research skills
  • the educational requirements for professional certification
  • ability to recognize and resolve ethical dilemmas related to accounting issues