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as a trusted accounting professional is waiting for you.
The School of Accounting at OSU 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 at OSU will provide you with technical accounting knowledge, data analytic skills, and essential interpersonal skills that will allow you to support a prosperous society through solving important problems. During your time at OSU, you will be 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

    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
  • 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
  • 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

    Sarah Johnson receives Career Champion Award

    January 26, 2021

    Oklahoma State University Career Services recently awarded Spears Business professor Sarah Johnson with the Career Champion Award for 2020. Johnson is the assistant department head and an instructor of professional practice in the School of Accounting.

    Alum Carlos Johnson receives award for contributions to accounting profession

    November 5, 2020

    OSU alumnus Carlos Johnson was presented the William H. Van Rensselaer Public Service Award for his leadership and efforts to advance the accounting profession.

    Spears alumni to address accounting ethics class

    October 30, 2020

    Oklahoma State University School of Accounting graduate Katie McKnight will talk to an OSU accounting class Monday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. as part of the business ethics speaker series, “Three Stories and Some Q&A” sponsored by the Center for Legal Studies and Business Ethics in the Spears School of Business and the OSU Student Center for the Public Trust.



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