skip to main content columnskip to left navigation


College of Business and Technology

Mission and Vision


The mission of the Department of Accountancy is to:

  • produce internationally competitive graduates capable of succeeding in their chosen profession by offering timely, relevant, high-quality educational services;
  • provide leadership supporting the accountancy profession, business, government, and obtain national and international recognition in teaching, research and service.


The vision for the Department of Accountancy at East Tennessee State University is to be the Accountancy program of choice for a high quality education in the Southern Appalachian Region

BBA Strategic Objectives

  • develop problem-solving and decision-making skills above that of entering freshmen,
  • obtain employment in accounting or related careers,
  • communicate effectively, think critically and strategically, and
  • understand and use technology

MAcc Strategic Objectives

  • improve problem-solving and decision-making skills over that of BBA students,
  • have a pass rate on professional exams at equal or better than state average,
  • demonstrate more effective skills than BBA students in oral and written communications,
  • think critically and strategically in terms of accounting and business issues,
  • understand and use information technology more efficiently than BBA students, and
  • obtain 100% employment in accounting or related career
icon for left menu icon for right menu