The Department of Accounting and Information Systems in the Pamplin College of Business strives for excellence in fulfilling the three missions of a comprehensive land grant university by:

  • Providing a world class accounting and information systems education to our students.
  • Improving the accounting and information systems professions by conducting quality research and disseminating the results.
  • Delivering outreach services to accounting and information systems professionals and educators.


Reza Barkhi, Assoc Professor, Accounting & Information Systems

Reza Barkhi

Reza Barkhi named KPMG Professor in Accounting.  The KPMG Professorship in Accounting was established in 2004 to support the Pamplin College of Business in its efforts to attract and retain eminent scholars in the field of accounting.

“We are very pleased that our Accounting Department at Virginia Tech is ranked 19 th in the nation by the College Factual rankings. These rankings are based on established data about our program and outcomes. I attribute this to hard working students as well as dedicated faculty and staff. Our students typically become very successful in their careers with some reaching the highest levels of success such as Lynne Doughtie who is CEO of KPMG and Phil Bullock who is Head of Global Tax at Apple Corporation. Our primary focus is to provide an excellent education at a reasonable cost, and provide our students with high-quality opportunities to enter the profession.” --Jack Maher, Department Head of ACIS

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Pamplin Hall with 50 Year Anniversary Banner

Professionals with Master's in Accounting degrees have become increasingly valuable as companies recognize the unique, advanced skillset these individuals possess.  Gary Hecht's article in Accounting Today, entitled "Why a master's in accounting is your next step towards the C-suite," provides an industry perspective of the advantages of earning a Master's degree in Accounting.