COBA

About

Mission Statement

The mission and purpose of the School of Accountancy at Georgia Southern University is to provide excellence in accounting education through teaching, research, and service. We recognize our responsibility to provide a high quality of undergraduate education to students who desire to work in business, industry, and the not for profit sector; to provide a graduate accounting education to students who desire to work in public accounting and pass the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination or to obtain other professional certifications; to conduct applied and instructional research benefiting accounting and business; and to render service to each of our constituencies.

AACSB Accreditation

The College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and has been since 1983. This is a distinction that is held by approximately 600 schools worldwide. In addition to the College of Business accreditation, the School of Accountancy at Georgia Southern University is separately accredited by the AACSB. This is a distinction that is held by less than 200 colleges and universities worldwide. Maintaining accreditation requires an institution to maintain qualified faculty and an established program of continual improvement. This requires a great deal of work by the faculty and administration, but it sets our program apart as one of the top programs in the world. Read more about the history.

Major Accomplishments

As of the 2010-2011 academic year the School of Accountancy had over 250 declared accounting majors (junior and seniors), and over 100 Masters students. This includes students from across the United States and around the world. With over 20 faculty and instructors delivering a challenging curriculum our reputation continues to grow as the word gets out about the quality of Georgia Southern University.

In addition to our traditional accounting degrees our Forensic Accounting Program has achieved National Distinction as one of the few, comprehensive fraud and forensic accounting programs in the world. We offer a minor in Fraud Examination that addresses different types of fraud and techniques for finding is designed to prepare students for the Certified Fraud Examiner exam. Our Forensic Accounting concentration at the Masters level builds on the minor courses preparing students for the Certified Financial Forensics exam. 

The School of Accountancy relies upon feedback from the profession to continually improve our program. We have assembled two advisory groups that include prominent active professionals, who often hire our students. The Accounting Advisory Council provides input on our core programs, while the Forensic Accounting Advisory Board to provide specific feedback on the Fraud and Forensic Accounting courses and programs.

Last updated: 4/19/2017

School of Accountancy • P.O. Box 8141 • 912-478-2228 • soa@georgiasouthern.edu