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Our mission is to provide an inclusive learning community that combines theory and practice in scholarship and teaching to cultivate the development of ethical accounting professionals for the betterment of the individual and society. We are committed to educating the whole person by integrating learning, scholarship, leadership and service, preparing our graduates to add value to employers and society.

The Department's focus on students reflects the belief that doing so will meet the major objectives of key stakeholders, including those in the accounting profession. The Department recognizes stakeholders have additional objectives and is particularly cognizant of the critical role of employers. In conjunction with the University and School, and in the Catholic Marianist educational tradition, Accounting faculty members provide an educational environment and campus community that develops the student as a whole person ready to enter and grow throughout a productive professional, societal and personal life. The Department expects its students, faculty and administrators to uphold high standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

The Department's educational programs in accounting encompass a wide range of curricular and co-curricular components designed to emphasize the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for life-long learning and the ability to meet the demands of a dynamic global economy. The undergraduate accounting program prepares students to begin a variety of professional accounting careers in public practice and the private sector, as well as other career paths where an accounting education adds significant value. The Department recognizes the importance of diversity and the integration of globalization and ethics within its curriculum.

We have a perfect solution for students who wish to complete the 150-hour CPA exam requirement — combine our undergraduate degree program with our MPAcc program and complete them both in five years or less, or with careful planning in four years. See our Master of Professional Accountancy web page for more information. 

Our graduates are in high demand and have exceptional career opportunities.

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Interested in learning about our department? We'd love to meet with you. Schedule an academic appointment by calling our department at 937-229-2429 or email us at If you'd like to schedule a general campus visit or tour, learn about the options available.

Academic Programs
Prepare, analyze and communicate relevant information to those making business decisions. Through accounting, you will focus on an organization’s resources and how efficiently it performs. In addition to a major and minor, the accounting department offers a Master of Professional Accountancy.
Innovation: EY Business Communications Program
In 2017, EY introduced its Business Communication program in our ACC 305 Intermediate Financial Accounting I and ACC 303 Managerial Accounting. EY works with faculty to provide students with real world insights.
Learn more about the Program
AACSB Accreditation
Both the undergraduate and MPAcc are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International). Less than 25% of AACSB accredited schools of business worldwide also hold separate accounting accreditation. AACSB-International accreditation represents the Department of Accounting's achievement to continuously meet a rigorous set of quality accounting standards.

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Department of Accounting

Miriam Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2242