Your Future in Accounting

Many of our graduates work as top executives in national public accounting firms, Fortune 500 companies or government agencies and have even started their own businesses. In the accounting profession, you can pursue careers including:

  • 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 it meets the 150-hour requirement for the Certified Public Accountant exam in Texas and many other states. You also can earn academic credit while participating in 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. Scholarship information is available at our website.

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 give you the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce.

Our student organizations include the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) honor society, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), the Internal Auditing Education Partnership Program, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). These organizations also provide insights into the industry and assistance in finding internships and jobs.

UNT's G. Brint Ryan College of Business, one of the nation's largest business colleges, 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 coursework such as:

  • Basic information systems
  • Business communication
  • Business law
  • Business policy
  • General finance
  • Management and marketing principles
  • Statistical analysis