2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Accounting

Accounting is the international language of business and more. Managers of nearly all organizations, whether business, nonprofit or governmental, require accounting information to operate successfully. Financial statements prepared by accountants are used by individuals outside these organizations to evaluate the management performance and to make investing, lending, regulatory and other decisions. Accounting majors are well versed in the preparation, use and limitations of accounting information, and they understand business at a fundamental level. Moreover, they offer knowledge and skills that successful organizations require.

A major objective of the BBA program is to provide basic conceptual accounting and business knowledge as a foundation for accounting and business career development. Candidates for the Uniform CPA Examination in Texas must fulfill additional educational requirements.

Those students wishing to pursue a career in accounting are encouraged to apply to the Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) offered by the Department of Accounting. To be a candidate for the MAc degree, students must be accepted into the PPA. This program seamlessly integrates the BBA program with the Neeley School’s Master of Accountancy (MAc) degree. The PPA program and the MAc degree complement the educational experience of the BBA accounting major by providing the additional accounting and business knowledge as well as professional development needed by successful public accounting professionals.

Students completing both the BBA and MAc degrees fulfill all the educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination in Texas.