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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


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.

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  • 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
  • Professional certifications

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


  • Accounting 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.

    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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    Featured announcements

    Spears Business leads the way in tribal finance, accounting training

    May 24, 2022

    Recently, finance and accounting professionals from more than 24 tribal governments from around the country were on the Oklahoma State University campus for professional and leadership development at the Introductory Tribal Finance and Accounting Certificate Program.

    School of Accounting to host annual accounting conferences

    October 11, 2021

    The School of Accounting at Oklahoma State University will be hosting the 21st Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference and 17th Annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference on Nov. 18-19 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center and virtually live-streamed.

    School of Accounting Alumna Honored by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

    September 21, 2021

    Spears Business accounting alumna, Jennifer Cripps was recognized as one of the Forty Under Forty 2021 Emerging Leaders by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. As 2020 was the inaugural year for this award, Cripps is one of only 80 people ever to earn this honor.

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