Montana State University

Accounting Coordinator

Marc Giullian, Ph.D.
(406) 994-1965
442 Reid Hall

MPAc Director

Anne Christensen, Ph.D.
(406) 994-2043
444 Reid Hall

Jake Jabs College of
Business & Entrepreneurship

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173040
Bozeman, MT 59717-3040
Tel: (406) 994-4423
Fax: (406) 994-6206
451 Reid Hall


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Mission, Vision, Values, Goals & Objectives

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Mission Statement
The mission of the Montana State University accounting program is to achieve excellence by:

  1. Educating students in accounting theory and practice and developing the skills for lifelong learning
  2. Advancing the profession of accounting through research and publications
  3. Building strong relationships with students and other stakeholders
  4. Contributing to the achievement of the mission of the MSU Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship as a whole

To be regionally valued and nationally recognized as a professional learning community that improves accounting and business practice and knowledge by:

  • Continuously advancing the undergraduate and graduate accounting programs to ensure the highest levels of knowledge and competencies for professional accounting and business career success
  • Establishing an environment that supports research and contributions to practice and education
  • Fostering a spirit of service among faculty and students to the university, profession, and society


  • Continuous improvement and recognition of excellence in teaching, research, and service
  • Recognition of the diverse perspective of students, employers, and society as accounting program stakeholders
  • Appreciation of professional certifications and core competencies needed for long-term professional success
  • Responsiveness to changes in organizations and society
  • A shared sense of community and collegiality among faculty, students, administrators, and other stakeholders

Goals and Objectives

  • Attract and retain high quality students to the undergraduate and graduate accounting programs
  • Deliver accounting courses that include critical thinking, communication skills, and competencies needed for success in careers
  • Foster relationships with accounting students, alumni, employers, and other stakeholders
  • Conduct and publish research that adds to accounting knowledge or contributes to practice or education
  • Develop and promote volunteer, internship, and career opportunities for accounting students
  • Promote faculty interaction with and service to the university, professional organizations, and society