The Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a
concentration in accounting and the Bachelor of Science in Accounting
degree prepare students for entry-level accounting positions in the
public, private, and governmental sectors. Both degree programs provide
accounting and business knowledge sufficient for entry into the
profession. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is intended
for those individuals who seek a broader education while the Bachelor of
Science degree is appropriate for individuals who wish to complete
significant coursework in a related business discipline such as finance,
economics, or information systems.
The Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Taxation, and
Master of Professional Accounting degree programs prepare students for
professional careers in the public, private, and governmental sectors.
These programs also provide most of the educational background necessary
to complete the Certified Public Accountant Examination or other major
The Master of Science in Accounting and
Master of Science in Taxation degree programs are designed for
individuals with significant prior study in accounting. These programs
seek to further develop students' technical competence in specialty
tracks selected by students, increase students' ability to research
accounting issues, develop analytical and communication skills, and
improve information technology proficiency.
The Master of Professional Accounting
Program is designed for individuals without significant prior study in
accounting. This program provides a broad-based accounting curriculum,
seeks to develop students' analytical and communication skills, and
improve students' information technology proficiency.
The Ph.D. program develops and prepares students for careers in
academic accounting. Graduates will be prepared to engage in applied,
practical, and scholarly research. The anticipated primary market for
graduates of the doctoral program will be universities with accounting
programs that have a balanced emphasis on teaching, scholarship, and
Students in Other University Programs
The Department of Accounting also provides service courses
appropriate to the educational needs of undergraduate business majors,
MBA students, and students in other university programs.