Department of Accounting & Information Systems
As part of a Business School in a major public research university, the Department of Accounting & Information Systems is committed to the advancement of knowledge and preparation of future leaders for business and academic careers through scholarly research, teaching, and service, as set forth below.
The discovery objectives of the Department are achieved through a broad range of scholarly activities that make enduring contributions to the advancement of accounting, business ethics, and information systems knowledge and of the profession. The Department strives to produce high-quality, innovative research relevant to policy makers, academics, and practitioners. We aim to compete successfully with recognized benchmark schools and to have our faculty serve on the editorial boards of highly regarded academic research and professional journals. The Rutgers Accounting Research Center has been the center of accounting research since 1994 and has hosted the American Accounting Association, the Academy of Accounting Historians, the Ph.D. Project, the Government Accounting Standards Board, and many more conferences. Our students have access to events, mentors, and opportunities through the center’s global industry network.
It is the responsibility of the Department to educate the next generation of academics and professionals in accounting, business ethics, and information systems. In addition to remaining current through the production and dissemination of accounting, business ethics, and information systems knowledge, this requires our faculty to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of education and the profession we serve. We strive to attract the best students, to whom we offer a supportive learning environment, characterized by a highly relevant contemporary curriculum and innovative pedagogical methods.
The Department recognizes the value and importance of maintaining an environment of collegiality and mutual respect among colleagues, of outreach to alumni, and of service commitment to a wide range of constituencies. We participate actively in supporting the needs and requirements of the Rutgers Business School and the University, in leadership roles and in membership of the national and international professions of accounting and information systems, and in co-operating with the business and professional communities.