Jeannie J. Harrington, Chair
Bahmanziari, Benson, Bradley, Clark, Daniel, Davis, Foote, Garven, Honaker, Johns, Kelton, Koski, Salter, Scarlata, Thomas, Vagner, Wall, Ward, Waymire, Wermert, Williams
The vision of the Department of Accounting is to be the premier center for excellence in the fields of accounting and business law in the middle Tennessee region. To reach our vision, the mission of the Department of Accounting is to prepare students technically, ethically, and professionally for successful careers in accounting through affordable programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We cultivate a student-centric learning environment where faculty interact with students as individuals through innovative and effective pedagogy and produce research and perform service that engages and positively impacts the University, the accounting profession, and the broader community.
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. With an additional 30 hours beyond the B.B.A., graduates would be eligible to be licensed as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) in Tennessee. We recommend students consider earning these 30 hours in our flexible Master of Accountancy degree program that develops students’ decision-making and communication skills.
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 additional professional certifications such as the CMA (Certified Management Accountant), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), and CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner).
The Department of Accounting periodically offers the following Honors courses:
Requirements for the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) degree and a list of the courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.