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Patterson School of Accountancy
University of Mississippi


The primary function of the Patterson School of Accountancy is to provide professional education required to prepare students for careers as professional accountants in financial institutions, government, industry, nonprofit organizations, and public practice. Emphasis is placed upon both theoretical principles and concepts and practical applications to fulfill the need for reliable financial information. Professional courses offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels provide students with the accounting education required to commence and continue to develop in a wide range of professional accounting careers.


The vision of the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi is to be one of the leading institutions in accounting education in the nation.

three accountancy students at commencement