Mission, Goals and Accreditation

Mission Statement

The Department of Accounting strives to provide students with an intellectually rewarding education which enables them to pursue a variety of career paths in the profession.

We support the mission of the college and University to foster a challenging yet supportive learning environment. We recognize the need for our curricula to provide for competencies in technical accounting, skill building, and an appreciation of interdisciplinary links to accounting. We value development in such areas as written and oral communications, information technology, ethics, and global business perspectives.

The department faculty is dedicated to effective teaching and acknowledges the need to contribute intellectually to both the practice and pedagogy of accounting. We recognize a responsibility to work constructively with students, alumni, accounting professionals, and members of the community to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace and profession.

Program Goals

The primary objective of the accounting curriculum is to give students a practical and conceptual understanding of accounting methods and techniques, with the ultimate aim of preparing them for continuing education, employment, and advancement in the fields of private, public, or governmental accounting.

Accreditation

Our academic programs have earned a reputation for excellence. Since 2000, we have had AACSB Accounting Accreditation for our undergraduate and graduate accounting programs. AACSB is the premier accrediting agency for management & accounting education. Rider University is within the 2% of business schools worldwide to hold this dual accreditation. Many of our accounting graduates continue their education by entering our Master of Accountancy program.