The Douglas J. Von Allmen School of Accountancy exists to prepare accounting graduates for leadership roles in the accounting profession by offering high-quality, fully accredited academic programs, conduct research that advances the body of accounting knowledge and inevitably has implications for accounting practice, and provide service to local and state institutions, the accounting profession, the Gatton College of Business and Economics, and the University of Kentucky.

Through its continuous efforts to strengthen the personal and professional development of its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other stakeholders, the Douglas J. Von Allmen School of Accountancy will fulfill its mission by

  • Preparing its undergraduate students for graduate education or productive careers by establishing the foundation for lifelong learning,
  • Preparing its master's level students for positions of leadership in the accounting profession,
  • Preparing its doctoral students for successful careers in accounting education and research,
  • Developing innovative and effective instructional methods that stimulate accounting learning,
  • Providing significant intellectual contributions in basic and applied accounting scholarships,
  • Providing significant service and leadership to the accounting profession, the college, the university, and to professional and academic organizations,
  • Organizing and seeking advice from a formal advisory group made up primarily of prominent alumni of all accounting programs.