Department of Accounting

Overview

Accounting is the language of business and is an increasingly complex subject matter. Majors offer technical accounting knowledge in taxation and professional accounting that lead to enriching careers in private, public and nonprofit sectors.

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.

For more information contact Undergraduate Advising Center / Graduate Business Services



Reasons To Study Accounting

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Accredited
By AACSB

Separately Accredited Accounting Program By The AACSB
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Excellent Salaries

Accounting has Excellent Salaries at Graduation
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Over $100k In Scholarships

Over $100k In Accounting Student Scholarships Given Annually
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Active Internship Program

Active Internship Program For Undergraduate And Graduate Students
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CPA Exam

We Have Strong CPA Exam Pass Rates
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Active Student Organizations

Active Student Organizations With Professor Engagement Opportunities

Additional Information About Accounting

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Federal Income Tax
  • Auditing
  • Accounting Analysis
  • Software Tools
  • Operational Auditing
  • Tax Planning and Research

All Major Courses

  • Use and control information technology systems
  • Prepare and analyze financial reports
  • Structure business transactions
  • Develop effective business plans.
  • Partner in an international accounting or consulting firm
  • Corporate controller
  • Chief financial officer
  • Director of internal auditing
  • Financial planner
  • Commercial lender 

Big Four, National, Regional, And Local Accounting Firms As Well As Public And Private Corporations

Notice

The MS Accounting, MS Taxation and MPA programs are designed to meet the educational requirements of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) as part of the licensing requirements for certified public accountants. These programs may also satisfy the educational requirements in other states. However, some of these states may have additional requirements that are not met by UTA’s programs. Please note that the TSBPA makes the final determination of courses that count toward CPA exam eligibility, so check with the TSBPA for updated rules and to confirm your eligibility through the Application of Intent process. It is essential that students in these programs meet with the graduate advisor for these programs to ensure that their program of work meets all the educational requirements of TSBPA and to plan their courses taking into account their own educational background.

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Events & Opportunities

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INTERMEDIATE ENTRANCE EXAM

The Intermediate Entrance Exam is a two-hour, 40 question, competency exam for student who desire enroll in Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT 3311). Registration for the Saturday, December 17, 2022 exam will open December 1st. Registration will close on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

CPE Day 2022

UTA ACCOUNTING CPE DAY

This annual event, established in 2011, is an educational opportunity for the Department of Accounting’s alumni and other professionals to earn Continuing Professional Education credits required for the maintenance of Texas CPA licenses. One full day attendance earns eight credit hours in subjects ranging from audit, tax, accounting, diversity, and ethics, among others. It also provides alumni and friends an opportunity to donate to the Accounting Graduate Fellowship, which awards scholarships each year to high-achieving accounting students.

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2023 Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics Annual Symposium and Doctoral Consortium

The 2023 JCAE Doctoral Consortium and Annual Symposium, organized by the University of Texas at Arlington will be held at UTA in Arlington, Texas on January 3rd – 5th, 2023. The Symposium will be held on 3rd and 4th and the Doctoral Consortium will be held on the 5th.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

Accounting Chair Office Hours

OFFICE HOURS WITH THE CHAIR

Chair's Office Hours are held by appointment. All UTA students who take Accounting/Business Law classes or have an interest in the accounting majors are welcome to set a meeting with the Chair, Dr. Ram Venkataraman. Contact ram.venkataraman on Teams to set a convenient time and date. Questions for the department Administrative Assistant? Click the button below.

OUR UNDERGRADUATES EARN ON AVERAGE*

$51,000

1st Year

$68,000

5th Year

$85,000

10th Year

OUR GRADUATES EARN ON AVERAGE*

$65,000

1st Year

$86,000

5th Year

$106,000

10th Year

* Texas median earnings, according to SeekUT 

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