The accounting program is designed to provide the business student a depth of knowledge in accounting and business, and to help develop keen communication, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills.

Careers in Accounting Include:

  • public and private accounting

  • financial accounting

  • government accounting

  • non-profit organization accounting

  • managerial accounting

  • internal auditing

  • tax accounting

Accounting Certifications Chart

Accounting is the field of study that focuses on developing and providing financial information about business, including information about the cost of products manufactured or services provided, governmental and not-for-profit organizations.

Accounting Major & Minor

Accounting Degree Plan

Degree plan requires 6 advanced accounting credits. Students may choose from the following courses.

Advanced Accounting Electives (9 credits)

ACCT 3330    International Accounting 
ACCT 3338    Financial Statement Analysis 
ACCT 4309    Accounting for Government and Nonprofit Entities 
ACCT 4395    Advanced Tax Accounting 
ACCT 4312    Advanced Auditing 
ACCT 4319    Advanced Cost/Managerial Accounting 
ACCT 4320    Advanced Accounting Systems and EDP Auditing 
ACCT 4345    Fraud Investigation and Prevention  

A minor in accounting consists of 18 credit hours. Only students majoring in business can minor in accounting.

Accounting Minor

150 Credit Options for Accounting Majors desiring to take the CPA Examination

Students planning to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam should consult with the College of Business Administration academic advisor in CBA Rm. 112 to arrange an appropriate degree plan.

Accounting Interns Guidelines for CPA

Contact Information

Dr. Thomas Krueger
DBA, J.R. Manning Endowed Professor of Innovation in Business Education
and Chair, Department of Accounting & Finance 

Phone: 361.593.3787

This page was last updated on: August 23, 2016