School of Accountancy
School of Accountancy
We will be a recognized leader in providing accounting educational experiences that inspire and empower business scholars and students to perform effectively on the national and international stage.
Our purpose is to develop leaders in the accounting profession who leverage their accounting and business knowledge to create value and innovative business solutions. We ensure that all students have the skills to succeed and lead in the practice of accounting. We support the accounting profession by advancing knowledge through influential scholarship and collaboration with members of the accounting profession.
Our organizational values guide the pursuit of our Vision and Mission and inform our approach to work.
During the next five years, the SOA will focus on:
Strategic Priority 1: Becoming the degree choice for students in southern Mississippi by providing students with an excellent educational experience.
Goal 1.1: Provide high quality education with professionally focused curricula that fosters student success in real world professional endeavors.
Goal 1.2: Create a climate of student success and engagement in the SOA.
Goal 1.3: Support student organizations, events, and professional goals.
Strategic Priority 2: Maintaining current knowledge of accounting and meeting continuing education requirements for professional licenses and communicating that knowledge effectively to students and other faculty.
Goal 2.1: Share our expertise and learn from industry by connecting with organizations and our communities.
Goal 2.2: Increase student involvement in outreach or applied projects conducted for businesses and organizations.
Goal 2.3: Cultivate and utilize strategic partnerships for academic programs with business, civic, academic, and professional organizations.
Strategic Priority 3: Fostering a culture and community of scholars who have a positive impact upon others and are characterized by excellent and relevant teaching and research, collegiality and considerate service to all stakeholders.
Goal 3.1: Recruit and retain talented, passionate, and diverse faculty and staff.
Goal 3.2: Encourage and support high-quality research that impacts business theory and practice.
Goal 3.3: Encourage and support high-quality instruction that results in high impact student outcomes.
Goal 3.4: Maintain a culture characterized by collegiality, engagement, presence, participation, collaboration, and university-wide involvement.
Strategic Priority 4: Enhancing external relations and fundraising activities.
Goal 4.1: Increase alumni, donor, and corporate partner engagement activities.
Goal 4.2: Support the fundraising plans of SOA and the College.
Goal 4.3: Enhance external relations activities.
reviewed and approved by the faculty, 2021