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About

Meet the Chair

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Andrew Reffett
Professor and Chair
reffeta@miamioh.edu

Pursuing a degree in accountancy at Miami will help you to develop a wide range of knowledge, skills, and abilities, and establish life-long partnerships that will provide an excellent foundation for a highly successful professional career in an increasingly dynamic business environment.

Our bachelor’s and master’s programs offer state of the art curriculum and co-curricular experiences led by world-class faculty who are passionate about Miami’s educational mission and eager to mentor students. Further, Miami’s accountancy programs are rare in that they are large enough to attract the attention of top recruiters (e.g., Miami is a target university for many top public accounting firms) but small enough to guarantee personal attention from full-time, highly dedicated faculty members.

For these reasons, among others, Miami’s accountancy programs consistently rank in the Top 25 in the nation.

Department of Accountancy Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Accountancy at Miami University is to prepare students to excel as high-integrity, business leaders within fulfilling professional careers. The department also seeks to enable faculty members to be outstanding instructors whose scholarship informs their teaching and who positively impact the profession, academy, university, and community.

Goals

Student Recruitment

To attract intelligent, hard-working, high-character students from diverse backgrounds.

Student Development

To provide students with a rigorous, cutting-edge education through both state-of-the-art courses and many co-curricular experiences including internships, study away programs, case competitions, fellowships and others.

Student Placement

To place students in a wide range of fulfilling business careers that allow students to utilize the knowledge, skills and abilities developed at Miami.

Student/Faculty Relationship

To foster long-term relationships with students that facilitate students’ professional development, and provides the foundation for a life-long active partnership with the Department of Accountancy, the Farmer School of Business and Miami University.

Faculty Recruitment

To attract exceptional, high-integrity faculty members who share the current faculty’s passion for fulfilling Miami’s educational and scholarly missions.

Faculty Development

To develop faculty members to become exceptional teachers and scholars by providing them with the necessary resources and guidance.

Faculty Scholarship

To produce scholarly output that advances the accountancy literature, impacts professional practice, and informs faculty members’ classroom instruction.

Faculty Service

To actively engage with students, faculty, staff and key departmental stakeholders to enhance the profession, academy, university, and community.