The Accounting & Finance Department’s mission is to equip accounting and finance students to succeed professionally and lead purposeful and meaningful lives.
In accomplishing this mission, we strive for excellence in
- educating students in accounting & finance theory and practice and developing useful skills, including communications and critical thinking, to prepare students to be high-quality professionals;
- building strong relationships with students, employers, and other stakeholders;
- serving the institutions, the professions, and the public; and
- contributing to the success of the missions of the institutions.
We will accomplish this mission through dedicated faculty that contribute to student academics and experiences that focus on quality instruction.
This mission encompasses six key learning outcomes for our students:
Students will demonstrate proficiency in the application of accounting and finance principles and procedures through the study and use of underlying conceptual standards, policies and accepted practices.
Research and data analysis, including leveraging technology
Students will demonstrate their competence in accounting and finance research and data analysis by gathering financial data and leveraging available resources and technology.
Students will show a strong ability to think critically about accounting, finance and business issues and make solid assessments and recommendations based on that analysis.
Oral and written communication
Students will demonstrate competence in presenting effective written and oral analysis of business issues, including the ability to consider their audience.
Interpersonal and teamwork skills
Students will demonstrate the interpersonal skills necessary to function effectively in the workplace, demonstrating effective social behavior in a variety of settings, inspiring group cooperation and support, and making and keeping commitments to others.
Students will demonstrate effective utilization of technology in their analyses of accounting, finance and business issues.
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University
Chair, Accounting and Finance Department
SJU Simons 238