The Accounting & Information Systems Department offers courses in accounting, information systems, business law, and taxation for accounting majors and other students. Accounting majors may prepare themselves for a career in public, private, or governmental accounting, or for the teaching of accountancy in secondary schools.
Majors study a complex discipline concerned with and responsive to the changing economic, social, and legal institutional arrangements necessary to the functioning of modern societies. The functions of accountants encompass ever-broadening spheres of activity. Transactions occurring between an economic entity – be it a family unit, small business firm, complex corporate organization, government organization, nonprofit organization, or national economy – and its environment constitute the raw materials of accounting. These must be converted by processes of classification and analysis to meaningful data so that their effects on the entity being subjected to the accounting process may be measured, interpreted, and communicated.