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Be the future of accounting

The School of Accounting is committed to building the future of accounting through providing a rigorous and relevant education that is backed by impactful research and outreach. Your accounting education will provide you with technical accounting knowledge, data analytic skills, problem-solving, and essential interpersonal skills that will allow you to support a prosperous society by solving important problems. Curriculum taught by award-winning faculty, interact with successful accounting professionals, and take courses that are designed to address the relevant accounting issues you will face when you start your career.

Committed to students

Accounting Communication Center

Communication skills encompass more than writing and presenting including active listening, collaboration, emotional intelligence, financial storytelling, leadership, creative problem-solving, engaging your audience and more.


The School of Accounting Collaborative for Excellence (ACE) is designed to help all Spears students in their accounting courses succeed by providing them with peer tutoring, mentoring, and career advice.

Student organizations

The School of Accounting sponsors two student organizations. These organizations provide students with opportunities to network with the business community, develop professional leadership skills, and engage with other students.

  • Beta Alpha Psi 
  • Student Center for Public Trust
  • Scholarships

     In recent years, the School of Accounting annually awards nearly $500,000 in scholarships to over 100 accounting students. We are grateful to our many donors who make this commitment possible.

  • Accounting scholarships
  • Professional certifications

     Accounting certifications enhance your career opportunities, grow your skill sets and increase your earning potentials. Students in our program are encouraged to get certified.

  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA
  • Industry Immersion Program

    Travel to Walt Disney World in Florida this May. You will learn what it really means to be a power accountant by strengthening your skills in leadership, teamwork, communication and innovation.

    Department initiatives


    Recent faculty publications have covered many relevant topics including whether severance pay affects the timeliness of bad news disclosures by companies, auditor responses to FCPA risk, the Asian financial crisis, the accuracy of going concern opinions, experiential education in accounting, and internal auditors’ internal control evaluations.

    Faculty research


    The School of Accounting faculty serves businesses, governments and non-profit organizations through education and outreach, including the Annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference, the Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference and the Ph.D. Alumni Research Conference (PARC).

    Conferences Workshop Series

    Engage and connect

    Being a Cowboy lasts a lifetime. With the support of our engaged alumni, the accounting program continues to prepare accounting students to make a difference in the world.

    Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame Advisory board

    Best of the best

    The School of Accounting is honored to be an accredited school through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA).
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