G. Robert Smith, Chair
Abernathy, Bahmanziari, Benson, Bradley, Burton, Clark, Colvard, Daniel, Davis, Eichelberger, Foote, Harrington, Jobe, Johns, Kile, Koski, Leggett, Phillips, Smith, Thomas, Wall, Ward, Wermert, Williams
The vision of the Department of Accounting is to be a premier center for excellence in the fields of accounting and business law that provides quality education at the undergraduate and graduate levels; to perform basic, applied, and pedagogical research; and to serve our community, state, region, and nation. To reach our vision, the mission of the Department of Accounting is to prepare students technically, professionally, and ethically for success in local, state, regional, and national accounting careers in business and government/nonprofit organizations or to pursue graduate education. Fulfilling this mission requires that faculty members maintain continuous intellectual growth, keep abreast of current developments in accounting education, and provide service to the profession.
The program provides a combination of specialized training for entry into all fields of accounting. Successful completion of this program results in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Graduates may be eligible to sit for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) examination in Tennessee by completing 150 semester hours.
Students graduating with accounting degrees from MTSU have been quite successful in pursuing careers with CPA firms, large corporations, emerging companies, government entities, consulting firms, and a variety of other companies and institutions. The Accounting degree programs also assist students in pursuing professional certifications, such as the CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor).
The Department of Accounting periodically offers the following Honors courses: ACTG 2110 , ACTG 2120 , ACTG 3000 ; and BLAW 3400 .
Requirements for the Master of Accountancy and for the Master of Business Administration degrees and a list of the courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.