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Accounting and Business Law

Contact Information:

Department of Accounting & Business Law
Tennessee Tech University
TTU Box 5024
Cookeville, Tennessee 38505-0001
Phone: 931-372-3358
Email: lizhigbie@tntech.edu
Fax: 931-372-6249

Welcome to the Department of Accounting

Welcome to the Department of Accounting and Business Law at Tennessee Tech University. We hope that you find the information on this page to be useful. If you have additional questions please feel free to contact us using the information in the information box on this page.

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The mission of the Department of Accounting is to prepare students for entry-level positions in accounting and business careers and to enhance opportunities for our students to become successful and ethical professionals.

To achieve our mission, we strive to provide:

  • Excellence in teaching and learning.
  • Applied scholarly inquiry.
  • Service to the profession and to regional constituencies.

The College of Business is internationally accredited by the AACSB. In addition, the Department of Accounting is separately accredited by the AACSB. 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 and 3 hours of communications in addition to the business core required of all business majors. At the graduate level, the Department offers an Accounting Concentration in the MBA program that consists of 12 hours of 6000-level accounting courses designed to prepare students for the rigors of a career in professional accounting. For more information on our various programs, go to Accounting Curriculum

The TTU accounting department is unusually well-connected with the practicing profession To serve practicing professionals; the department hosts several continuing education courses each year. For more information on these courses see our Continuing Education page.

Why Accounting?

If you are like most, the study of accounting seems both daunting and tedious. For those of us who have made this profession our career, we see excitement and fascination in how accounting is able to illuminate the activities of a company. Is it for you? What will you do with that accounting degree? Are there jobs in accounting in today's economy?

Let us assure you that the accounting profession is alive and well! There are indeed jobs, and there will continue to be jobs into the foreseeable future. Accounting is consistently ranked very high as a growth field by every survey conducted. In addition, your potential salary will be one of the top salaries you can get with an undergraduate degree.