Accounting | Major in Accounting

Accounting involves logic, analytics, creative skills, and leadership. We use numbers, but only as a means to support business decisions or compliance results. It’s not just rewarding; it is fascinating, interesting, and even fun.

Why should I choose accounting degree?

An Accounting degree opens doors in every type of business. Wherever there’s money, there’s an accountant!

What are some accounting courses I will take?

  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Business Data Analysis
  • Managerial Accounting
  • CPA Review
  • Accounting Information Systems
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What are some jobs in accounting with a degree in accounting?

With a degree in accounting, your future is open to many job opportunities and careers:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller
  • Financial Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Forensic Accountant

Who is hiring UMHB students with a degree in accounting?

UMHB Accounting students have found success in many different areas:

  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Ernst & Young
  • Patillo, Brown, & Hill, LLP

Where can I go to get a master in accounting?

Many Accounting students have continued their education at these schools:

  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Texas A&M
  • Baylor University
  • University of Texas at San Antonio

Why study accounting at UMHB?

In the third quarter of 2017, UMHB was ranked number one in the state of Texas for CPA pass rate of all universities that had more than two students sitting for the exam.

UMHB accounting students have completed internships at each of the Big Four Accounting firms.

Accounting students are eligible to participate in many McLane College of Business study abroad trips. These trips are faculty led, one to four weeks in length, and are typically taken in December or May. McLane College of Business study abroad students have traveled to numerous countries in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.

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Accreditation Mclane college of business

The programs of the McLane College of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs*.

With the exception of several newly introduced programs: the undergraduate programs in Entrepreneurship & Small Business and Supply Chain Management, and the Master of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Management. Any graduates from these programs prior to eligibility will be grandfathered in graduating from the accredited program when the process is complete.