Department of Accounting

Welcome to the Department of Accounting

Accounting SealPhoto of Dr. Richard RandWelcome to the homepage of the Tennessee Tech Department of Accounting.  We are proud of our long tradition of strong teaching and mentoring, and we have a heritage of building strong relationships with our graduates and stakeholders.  As you progress in your education, we work with our students to help them to understand the social and professional expectations of today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Our courses are offered both on the beautiful Tennessee Tech campus and also online, providing students multiple options that allow them to work around their busy schedules.  In addition to our strong undergraduate program, students have the option to continue their education in our Master of Accountancy program.

Drop by Johnson Hall Room 210 to discuss the opportunities or contact the Department for more information.


Dr. Richard Rand
Department Chair



Our Vision is for the Department of Accounting to be a recognized leader in undergraduate and graduate accounting education with a focus on technology, and to be the destination of choice for those students seeking rich and diverse learning experiences that inspire innovation, leadership, and value creation.

To achieve our Vision, we believe it is our Mission to:

  • Provide an educational foundation that enables its students to become successful accounting professionals,
  • Engage in scholarly activity that makes meaningful contributions to the understanding and practice and to accounting education, and to
  • Serve the region, state, community, university, and the profession through outreach activities.
  • We believe teaching, scholarly activities, and service are interdependent and synergistic, and that the spirit of discover and pursuit of knowledge underlie our educational focus and guide our service activities.


AACSB AccreditedThe College of Business is internationally accredited by the AACSB. In addition, the Accounting Program also holds separate AACSB, accreditation, an honor held by only a fraction of all AACSB schools. The Accounting Accreditation Process is similar to the Business Accreditation Process, except it focuses on a school’s accounting programs. It also includes a rigorous self-evaluation and peer-review process.


The Department of Accounting offers education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our undergraduate Accounting major consists of 21 hours of upper division accounting in addition to the business core. At the graduate level, the Department offers a Master of Accountancy. For more information on our various programs, go to Accounting Curriculum.

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Department of Accounting
College of Business
1105 N.Peachtree
TTU Box 5024
Cookeville, Tennessee 38505
Phone: 931-372-3358 Fax: 931-372-6249
Fax: 931-372-6249