Department of Accountancy & Taxation

A Career with Staying Power

From musicians, mathematicians and military veterans to hockey players, ballroom dancers and liberal arts majors, accounting has become a career choice.

Every business needs a leader who is conversant in the "Language of Business," whether it's a major corporation, a non-profit organization or a neighborhood store. Businesses rely on accounting majors to translate raw numbers into understandable statements about profitability and performance. Accountants and accounting systems capture, summarize, and report financial information for use in charting an organization's future, providing the comprehensive snapshot of how financial data impacts an organization and translates financial information into strategies for the continual longevity and growth of their companies and clients.

So, what does this mean for you?

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) summarized it best — "Accounting: The One Degree with 360 Degrees of Possibilities."

Accounting is a "skill set" that make you a better CEO or CFO. And if you are interested in becoming an accounting, the field of Accounting is a growing industry and applicable to all areas of business around the globe. With continued changes in standards and technology, the globalization of businesses, restructuring of corporations, and increased government regulations, accounting expertise and services are expected to be in demand. Not only is accounting one of the most reliable careers in respect to employability and stability, but also in terms of consistent growth. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for accounting majors is projected to "grow from 2012 to 2022" and the median annual wage recorded in May 2012 was 63,550.

No matter where you are in your professional journey, we can give you the tools for a successful career in accounting. The curriculum is enhanced by a number of enrichment opportunities available to student who major in accounting. We offer many programs — Professional Program in Accountancy, Master of Science in Accountancy Program and Certificate in Accountancy Program, and certificates — Certificate in Internal Audit, Oil and Gas, Risk, and Taxation. The department's accounting programs are designed to prepare students for a successful career in accounting and to pass the rigorous examination to become a Texas Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor.

Department of Accountancy and Taxation graduates have established careers at the top CPA firms, and in the Oil and Gas industry, healthcare, environmental research and other exciting fields.

The Department of Accountancy & Taxation's Accounting Program is recognized by the AACSB and has received separate Accounting Accreditation from the AACSB. Less than 2% of the worldwide accounting programs have received this important designation as one of the highest quality academic programs which "ensures that students are learning material most relevant to their field of study, preparing them to be effective leaders upon graduation."

We invite you to attend one of our many information sessions and learn about our many offerings.