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BBA in Accounting – MBA Degrees

Earn Dual Degrees Highly Valued by Leading Employers

The University of Texas at Tyler offers business students an opportunity to integrate the bachelor of business administration (BBA) in accounting with a master of business administration (MBA) degree. The program includes a total of 156 hours of course study (120 for the BBA and 36 for the MBA).

  • Simultaneously earn the BBA and MBA in just 5 years. This dual degree program requires 2 fewer courses than if you pursued the 2 degrees separately. 
  • Complete a program designed to meet the Texas State Board of Accountancy education requirements for those who take the CPA exam.
  • Graduates of the BBA-MBA program have an excellent record for passing the CPA exam.

Graduates of the UT Tyler accounting program are sought after by employers throughout the region and state.  Recent placements include: East Texas Medical Center, Trinity Mother Frances, Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, Trinity Clinic, Red Dot in Athens, Trane, Nations Bank, Henry and Peters, Gollob, Morgan and Petty, Heartland Insurance, and Prothro, Wilhelmi, and Company and many more.

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BBA-MBA:  More Marketable.  Broader Skills.

  • Enhance your marketability with employers:  Earn your BBA, MBA and be prepared to sit for the CPA exam, all leading to multifaceted and highly valued business credentials. 
  • Take several of your courses online along with face-to-face classes, or choose to complete the program entirely on the UT Tyler campus.
  • Pursue the BBA/MBA to gain a more comprehensive, in-depth education in business, as well as in accounting, to become a well-rounded business professional.
  • Network with other students and professionals in the accounting field through Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-accredited business programs.

BBA-MBA Faculty: Student-Centered.  Business Savvy.

  • Study with renowned business scholars published in such industry publications as Accounting, Organizations and Society; Journal of Finance and Accountancy; Oil, Gas and Energy Quarterly; Financial Review; Applied Financial Economics and others.
  • Get individualized mentoring working one-on-one with experienced faculty on business projects.
  • Interact with professors who are recognized and respected consultants to businesses throughout the Tyler community.

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BBA-MBA Courses:  Essential Skills.  Strategic Focus.  

Accounting Information Systems – Examine the structure of financial data flow systems within an organization.  Study the development of logic, flow and control concepts and the reporting techniques of these systems.

Strategic Human Resources Management – Focus on the role of HR managers and practices in developing a competitive advantage for the firm. Considers the role of both specific HR practices and the overall HR architecture in enhancing firm performance.

Advanced Problems in Accounting – Study accounting theory and practice relating to complex consolidation issues and business combinations. Consolidated financial statements, partnerships and fiduciary accounting are examined.

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Career Outlook for CPAs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates job growth of 22% for CPAs and auditors through 2018. Changing financial laws, an increase in the number of businesses and a growing desire to protect companies’ stakeholders are largely responsible for the favorable employment environment. For more information, visit

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