Department of Accounting & Economics

The Department of Accounting and Economics offers two degree programs. The objective of both degree programs is to offer an academic base equipping students to be life-long learners who will then mature as professionals in the world of business. The accounting curriculum prepares graduates for a variety of careers in public, private and not-for-profit entities as well as entry into graduate programs. The department also provides a major program in economics and finance where graduates can enter professional careers as economic and financial analysts in business or government or continue in graduate studies.

Students who plan to pursue graduate studies should consider the entrance requirements of the graduate degree program which they desire to enter. Faculty advisors will work closely with these students to assist them in planning their course work to meet the graduate degree program requirements. Part of this planning will involve the student sitting for examinations such as the GMAT, GRE, or LSAT. 

Contact Information

Tracy Cole, Head

Rothwell Hall, Room 441
(479) 968-0673


Pamela Carr, Thomas Pennington

Associate Professors

Sherman Alexander, Tracy Cole, Nina Goza, Peng Huang, Debra Hunter, Masanori Kuroki

Assistant Professors

Ahmed Elkassabgi, Wan Wei


Laura Griffin, Tracy Johnston


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