The mission of the M. E. Rinker, Sr. Institute of Tax and Accountancy (Department of Accounting) is to offer an intellectually challenging undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates the development of our students as successful accounting professionals. The focus of the Institute's educational programs is excellence in teaching in a rigorous, yet supportive learning environment that provides an academic experience infused with experiential learning, engagement with the profession and relevant technologies.
The Stetson University School of Business Administration is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn. Currently, only 180 member institutions hold AACSB Accreditation in accounting.