Accounting


Your Future in Accounting

Want to help a company operate more efficiently and drive its success? Like working with numbers and statistics? Then you should pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration degree or a combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Accounting at the University of North Texas.

Many of our graduates work as top executives in national public accounting firms, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Others have started their own businesses. In the accounting profession, you can become a(n):

  • Certified public accountant — conducting audits for local, regional or international firms
  • Corporate accountant — generating information for managerial decision making
  • Forensic accountant — helping the FBI, Department of Homeland Security or IRS conduct criminal investigations
  • Internal auditor — helping an enterprise function more efficiently
  • Tax planner — formulating tax strategies for individuals and businesses

What we offer

In the Department of Accounting, we help you learn the skills that allow you to critically appraise situations, act responsibly and ethically and become a strategic thinker and problem solver. Our "learn today, apply tomorrow" classroom philosophy is achieved in an accommodative and supportive learning environment that includes:

  • Alternative modes of student-teacher communication
  • Different methods of course delivery
  • Flexible class scheduling and office hours

The combined B.S./M.S. program allows you to earn two degrees simultaneously and meets the 150-hour requirement for the Certified Public Accountant exam in Texas and many other states. You can also earn academic credit for an internship.

Our faculty members include experts in domestic and international financial accounting, taxation, corporate accounting and auditing.

Scholarships are available to help you pursue your education.

You can make valuable contacts by participating in the Professional Leadership Program (PLP) or in any of our accounting-related student organizations. The PLP works with corporate partners in the region to get you the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce.

Our student organizations include the Beta Alpha Psi honor society, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting and the National Association of Black Accountants. These organizations can also provide insights into the industry and assistance finding internships and jobs.

A Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community (REAL Community) brings together business students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.

The college’s Transfer Student Learning Community gives transfer students the chance to form strong bonds by taking several classes with a small group of business classmates.

The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750; Tampa, Fla. 33602; telephone 813-769-6500). This distinction means it meets or exceeds high standards of excellence in education.

Our Business Leadership Building promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders. The building — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the-art computer lab.

What to expect

While enrolled at UNT, you’ll study a wide range of subjects including accounting information systems, auditing, budgeting, international accounting, managerial accounting, structure and analysis of financial reports, and taxation and IRS regulations.

You’ll also complete courses focusing on basic information systems, business communication, business law, business policy, general finance, management and marketing principles, and statistical analysis.

The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at ApplyTexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,900 students transfer to UNT. More information about the center is at transition.unt.edu.