Department of Accounting & Finance
Departmental Mission Statements

Accounting Mission Statement           Finance Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT
FINANCE PROGRAM
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

The mission of the Department of Accounting and Finance is to serve the needs of the department's constituencies by providing accounting and finance education to citizens of northeastern Indiana, service and support to professional and university communities, and opportunities for faculty development.

The major objective of the finance program is to provide a program of professional finance education that will enable graduates to become productive and contributing members of the finance community and provide them with a foundation upon which continued life-long learning can be built. To meet this objective, students graduating from the finance program should possess the following knowledge and skills.

  1. An understanding of the essentials of corporate finance as they relate to the performance of a specific business organization.
  2. An understanding of and the ability to integrate the essentials of investment finance as they relate to wealth maximization.
  3. The ability to synthesize unstructured data and information into a unified business plan or solution.
  4. An awareness and appreciation of the global environment in which most organizations conduct business and reach appropriate business decisions.
  5. The ability to communicate clearly and persuasively about finance and other related matters, both in writing and orally, to other business professionals.

Department Approval: August 22, 1997




Condensed Version
Revised April 1, 1993

MISSION STATEMENT
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
INDIANA UNIVERSITY/PURDUE UNIVERSITY--FORT WAYNE


The mission of the Department of Accounting and Finance is to serve the needs of the department's constituencies by providing accounting education to citizens of northeastern Indiana, service and support to the professional and university communities, and opportunities for faculty development.

The major objective of the Department of Accounting and Finance is to provide a program of professional accounting education that will enable graduates to become productive and contributing members of the accounting profession and provide them with a foundation upon which continued life-long learning can be built. To meet this objective, students graduating from the accounting program should possess the following knowledge and skills.

  1. An understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and the accounting theory that provides an overall framework for the development of such principles.
  2. An understanding of financial and managerial accounting, commercial law, taxation, auditing, and other elements of accounting as they apply to business enterprises, governmental agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.
  3. The analytical ability to develop and utilize accounting, legal, taxation, and other information to solve complex and unstructured business problems.
  4. The ability to communicate clearly and persuasively about accounting and other related matters, both in writing and orally, to business professionals.
  5. An understanding of ethical behavior in the accounting profession and an awareness of situations with ethical ramifications that will provide the student with a framework useful for developing solutions to ethical dilemmas.
1Accounting education is a term used to define a broad area of professional accounting components, including but not limited to: commercial law, taxation, information systems, auditing, financial statement analysis, and not-for-profit accounting.