UT Tyler Department of Accounting, Finance, & Business Law
Professional opportunities in the field of accounting include professional practice as a certified public accountant, corporate accountant, controller and government sector fiscal officer. The accounting career path often leads to responsible positions in organizations such as vice president of finance or president. Accounting is also excellent training for graduate business degrees (e.g. the MBA) and for law school.
The undergraduate degree in accounting is currently designed to guide students to complete all of the accounting requirements necessary to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam. At the current time, however, the state of Texas requires individuals to complete 150 semester credit hours of higher education prior to taking the CPA exam. Thus, students will require additional course work after graduating with a BBA in accounting before they are qualified to sit for the CPA exam.
The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree program prepares students for professional accounting careers, and is flexible enough to accommodate applicants with an undergraduate degree in any discipline who demonstrate the potential for success in the graduate study of accounting.