The primary purpose of the Accounting program at Southeastern Louisiana University is to help our students, who are mainly from southeastern Louisiana, build a better future for themselves and the communities in which they ultimately serve. Through excellent instruction provided by a qualified faculty, students are exposed to accounting concepts and practices that provide them with knowledge based for successful entry into the profession.
The Accounting Program has two secondary purposes. The first purpose is to enable the faculty to advance accounting knowledge, particularly knowledge related to pedagogy and business practice, through research and other forms of inquiry. The second purpose is to give faculty an opportunity to provide service to Southeastern Louisiana University, the College of Business, the Department of Accounting and Finance, the broader accounting related community, and the region in which Southeastern is located.
The purpose for the Finance curriculum is to prepare students for employment in various finance-related areas and/or for the pursuit of advanced degrees in finance by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and financial skills.
The Department of Accounting and Finance is part of the College of Business which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB) International. The Accounting program is also separately accredited by AACSB International.