Department of Accounting


Accounting is the language of business and is an increasingly complex subject matter. This ensures there will always be a demand for specialists, who possess advanced knowledge of accounting. Earning a degree in accounting provides the skills needed to pursue this professional opportunity.

To study accounting is to study information systems and controls, financial reporting, analysis, taxation, decision-making, and managing technology, developing business plans, and formulating business strategy.

Individuals who like being challenged by a variety of situations and technologies and who enjoy identifying, analyzing, and solving problems are well-suited to majoring in accounting.

Catalog Descriptions

Accounting - BBA, BS

Accounting - MS

Accounting - MPA

Taxation - MS

Accounting - PhD

Accounting - PPIA

Accounting - Tax Certificate Program

For more information contact UG Advising Center / Graduate Business Services

Reasons To Study Accounting

  • Separately Accredited Accounting Program By The AACSB
  • Excellent Salaries At Graduation
  • Over $100k In Accounting Student Scholarships Given Annually
  • Active Internship Program For Undergraduate And Graduate Students
  • Strong CPA Exam Pass Rates
  • Active Student Organizations With Professor Engagement Opportunities


The Department of Accounting awards over $100,000 in scholarships to qualified accounting majors annually. These scholarship funds come from a number of sources including: endowed scholarship accounts, firms who recruit on campus, and professional associations.


Big Four, national, regional, and local accounting firms as well as public and private corporations

Intermediate Entrance Exam

May 30, 2020 – ONLINE EXAM The 2 hour exam will be offered over a four hour period between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Be sure to start the exam by 12:00 noon at the latest to make sure you have the full two hours. You will need the following resources to take this exam: A computer that is current with good access to the internet, a functional webcam, Respondus Lockdown Browser (necessary to download before exam begins). More information will be provided later.

UTA Accounting CPE DAY 2020

This annual event was established in 2011 as an educational opportunity for the Department of Accounting’s alumni and other accounting professionals, both locally and state-wide, to earn Continuing Professional Education credits required for the maintenance of Texas CPA licenses. A full day attendance earns CPAs eight credit hours in subjects ranging from audit, tax, accounting and ethics, among others. It also provides alumni and sponsors an opportunity to donate funds to the department’s graduate fellowship, which awards scholarships each year to high-achieving Accounting graduate students.

Contact Department

Main Office Number:
Dr. Ramgopal Venkataraman, Department Chair
Dr. Cherie Henderson, Graduate Advisor/Clinical Associate Professor
Kimberly Van Arsdale, Administrative Assistant
Shunda Dixon, Support Specialist II
Anna Pratt, Support Specialist II

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