Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Accounting at Kansas State University is to ensure a quality liberal, general business, and accounting education at the undergraduate and master's levels that prepares students to become both productive citizens and successful professional accountants.

Statement of Focus and Commitment

The focus of the faculty of the Department of Accounting in achieving its mission is on maintaining a responsive accounting program that provides students with sufficient technical and conceptual knowledge for a successful career in accounting as well as with the problem-solving and communication skills necessary to apply their knowledge in a professional setting.

To maintain such a program and as a matter of principle, the faculty of the Department of Accounting is committed to and considers its highest priority high-quality teaching and innovative curriculum development. The faculty is also committed to involvement in research and other forms of scholarly activity that add to the body of knowledge or support and foster improvement in teaching. In addition, the faculty is committed to participation in service activities that advance the profession and maintain the faculty's professional currentness.

Also to maintain such a program and as a matter of principle, the faculty of the Department of Accounting is committed to attracting and retaining highly motivated students with promise of success both in the Department's academic program and in the accounting profession. To this end, the faculty actively engages in student recruitment and placement, and strives to provide a supportive instructional environment.