Foster School of Business Department of Accounting
To be the Pacific Northwest’s premier provider of accounting graduates:
- Attract highly capable students to the undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Staff the accounting courses with capable, talented faculty.
- Provide curricula that give students the concepts, knowledge, and skills necessary to be successful in the existing and future accounting profession.
- Create a real-world connection for students through classroom materials and the use of guest lecturers from the accounting community.
- Bring a research perspective to the classroom.
- Provide an excellent and appropriate accounting foundation for non-accounting graduates.
- Place BBA accounting graduates in career-oriented positions and place MPAcc graduates in professional accounting positions.
To be one of the top ten providers in the U.S. of important and relevant accounting research:
- Publish academic research in top tier journals.
- Serve as editors, associate editors, and editorial board members of major journals.
- Publish state-of-the-art educational and professional materials.
- Provide an environment that promotes the production of high quality research, participation in research conferences, and presentations of research at peer universities.
- Attract highly capable students to the PhD program and place PhD graduates at well-respected academic institutions.
To provide leadership and service for the academic accounting profession nationally and the business and professional accounting community in the Pacific Northwest:
- Participate and hold leadership positions in national academic organizations and in professional accounting organizations in the Puget Sound area.
- Provide leadership in the Foster School of Business and University of Washington.
- Provide sufficient opportunities for faculty and students to interact with the professional accounting community.
To obtain and use resources effectively and efficiently to accomplish this mission:
- Obtain sufficient funding from the State of Washington for the basic academic programs.
- Secure sufficient endowed funding to attract and retain key faculty.
- Secure sufficient annual contributions to provide the needed margin of excellence in the accounting program.
- Allocate resources to facilitate accomplishment of the department’s mission.