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Accounting Program Overview


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As an accounting major at The University of Texas at Dallas, you learn to prepare, analyze and communicate relevant information in making business decisions. Our degree programs enable students to develop a diverse set of skills including ethical awareness, risk identification, technological competence, and effective communication. Our programs offer numerous opportunities for student engagement through accounting organizations and practitioner involvement at networking events. The discipline of accounting can be subdivided into career paths that align with our various graduate-degree concentrations: including auditing, taxation, advisory, corporate accounting, and accounting analytics.

A unique benefit of our accounting program is that you can combine your undergraduate coursework with a specialized master’s program. This is a beneficial option for those students pursuing the 150-hour educational requirement for the CPA Exam. Those students interested in a career in public accounting and CPA designation should consider applying for our prestigious Professional Program in Accounting. Our graduate-level internal audit program has been endorsed by the Institute of Internal Auditors as a Center for Internal Auditing Excellence. The Center for Internal Auditing Excellence is ideal for those students interested in a career in advisory.

Visit our Accounting Scholarships page to learn more about scholarships available to our accounting students.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Accounting Area is to strengthen the professional practice, ethical conduct, and conceptual base of the accounting profession, business, and society through its teaching, research, and service. The Accounting Area is dedicated to delivering a high-quality teaching environment that enables our undergraduate and graduate students to achieve their personal and professional potential in accounting and related careers throughout the world. The Area continuously seeks to develop and improve its accounting curriculum, specialization areas, and courses to advance accounting education and practice. The Area is committed to conducting rigorous high impact research that culminates in the production of intellectual contributions that advance the knowledge and practice of business and accounting. The Area actively serves its stakeholders, including the School, the University, the accounting professional and business communities, and society through its educational, research, and service activities.