Accountants are generally responsible for creating, analyzing and communicating financial information for companies, organizations, individual clients and government agencies. Accurate recording and reporting of financial data and business transactions comprise a major portion of an accountant’s workday.
With an increasingly global economy, greater scrutiny of financial data and an expected gap in the workforce due to retiring baby boomers, demand for accountants is on the rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts employment of accountants and auditors to grow faster than the national average of all occupations.
TU’s accounting curriculum keeps pace with changes in the accounting industry, preparing students to excel in accounting roles for a wide range of organizations, from public accounting firms to government agencies. The accounting program is designed to educate students in all areas of business—
economics, finance, management, marketing, international business and computer information systems— because the accounting profession involves interaction with all these areas.
The Collins College of Business offers a B.S.B.A. degree with a major in accounting as well as a Master of Accountancy degree. Exceptional undergraduate accounting students can apply for the 4+1 MAcc program to begin graduate coursework while completing their bachelor’s degree.
Outside the classroom, accounting students have opportunities for networking and involvement in organizations such as Beta Alpha Psi.