Accounting

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UNT Dallas Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Program

Accountants have a wide range of technical and personal skills. From the smallest local businesses, to multinational corporations to everyday citizens, many need accountants for their expertise. The Accounting degree program offers you a variety of career paths to choose and diverse opportunities, and the expert faculty at UNT Dallas prepares you to be a responsible leader in business, government or for a non-profit organization.

For more information:

Ms. Patricia Wynn, 972-338-1807.
patricia.wynn@untdallas.edu

What is a degree in Accounting?

The field of accounting gives you the knowledge and skills to succeed at almost anything in the business world.  It prepares students to determine how a business is doing and communicate this knowledge to clients or others in the business organization. A bachelor’s degree in Accounting from UNT Dallas will include technical knowledge, computer skills, ethical behavior, communication skills, analytics and other accounting practices.

Why study at UNT Dallas?

This program is designed to help students prepare for the CPA, but can also prepare you to take the CMA exam for immediate certification. You will perform actual audits in practice sets to enhance your learning in specific business accounting areas. Experiential learning in tax preparation is available through participation in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, offered annually to citizens and businesses in the local community. UNT Dallas is the most affordable, accredited four-year university in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as the most diverse campus community and faculty.

How likely am I to get a job after graduation from UNT Dallas?

The Occupational Outlook Handbook states growth in jobs in accounting is faster than average nationally.  Stronger laws and regulations are projected to increase demand for accountants, along with growth and globalization of the economy. In 2014, accountants and auditors in the DFW area earned average annual wages of $76,740 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Accounting majors go on to work as auditors, financial analysts, consultants, tax professionals and financial managers. The Dallas area, with its vibrant business community, is an ideal location for accounting majors.

What are the career options with a UNT Dallas Accounting degree?

  • Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (with additional hours)
  • Controller
  • Auditor
  • Actuary
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial examiner
  • Financial planner/advisor
  • Forensic accountant
  • Tax accountant
  • Insurance professional
  • Real estate professional
  • Budget analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Bookkeeper

Success Strategies

  • Earn good grades. Grades are an indicator of technical competence in accounting and of a person’s work ethic.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.
  • Develop excellent computer skills.
  • Learn to work well within a team.
  • Develop strong communication skills.
  • Certifications available through the Institute of Internal Auditors or the Institute of Management Accountants may increase job marketability in some areas of accounting.
  • If you are interested in going into management, consider obtaining a Master of Business Administration degree.
  • If you are interested in becoming a university professor, a Ph.D. in Accounting or a DBA, Doctorate in Business Administration, in accounting is generally required. 
  • Accounting students should develop their analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Develop high ethical standards. Accuracy and attention to detail are important traits for accountants
  • Gain work experience and learn information about careers through internships. Consider completing internships in the spring semester, not just summer term.
  • Certifications available through the Institute of Internal Auditors or the Institute of Management Accountants may increase job marketability in some areas of accounting.
  • Public accounting firms hire candidates who meet the educational requirements for sitting for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Be prepared to take and pass the exam to become a CPA.