This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Alisa Brink, Ph.D.
Professor and chair

The future development of the accounting profession depends upon the quality of the educational foundation on which it rests. The Department of Accounting is committed to the support of professional accounting through the delivery of educational experiences directed toward practice and through research that addresses the important policy issues of the day.

The mission of the department is to prepare students for careers in accounting, to interpret and expand accounting knowledge, and to render service to the profession and communities. The department does so by:

  1. Providing a learning environment in which students are encouraged to interact with others in identifying and solving accounting and business problems
  2. Investigating, developing and sharing knowledge, which has the potential for significant influence on accounting, business and education
  3. Interacting with the accounting profession, the business community and the community at large

Students who complete the requirements for this degree will receive a Master of Accountancy.