The mission of the bachelor’s degree program in Accountancy is to serve the needs of students, the accounting profession, and the general business community through teaching, research and service. Within this mission, the department offers students a balanced integrative approach to business education. In this interdisciplinary view, students must have a broad University General Education Program grounded in nonbusiness courses, a strong supporting business acumen, and an interrelated view of accounting to the other departments of business. Specifically, accounting classes synthesize accounting with the financing, investing, and operating functions so that students can develop their critical thinking skills and apply them to making decisions on accounting and other business problems.
Overall, the B.B.A. with a major in Accounting is built on the foundation of technical, interpersonal, and communication skills. This focus allows enhancement of careers and leadership to businesses and government units that would strengthen the economic development of communities, state, and nation. Program objectives for the B.B.A. in Accounting are found at https://www.memphis.edu/accountancy/programs/index.php.