Accounting


Your Future in Accounting

Want to help a company operate more efficiently and drive its success? Enjoy 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 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.

Our Accounting Living Learning Community gives you the chance to form strong bonds with your classmates. You’ll live on campus with like-minded business students and take several classes with a small group of your peers.

The UNT 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

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

Detailed information on recognized high school graduation programs and SAT/ACT requirements is available at our Admissions website.

In your senior year, apply for admission by the March 1 priority date and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office. If you live out of stateyou can apply through the Common Application.

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, 4,000 students transfer to UNT

Helpful Resources

The Career Center, Learning Center and our team of 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 how to get hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors are available to help you plan your class schedule each semester.