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The Department of Accounting provides students with a high-quality graduate and undergraduate accounting education, built on a comprehensive foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. Students gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in business and society.
Towson University is one of the only three public universities in Maryland accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) for both accounting and business. Dual accreditation in both business and accounting is held by only one in every four universities with AACSB accreditation.
Through a combination of rigorous academics and partnerships with the accounting profession and business community, we prepare students for entry-level positions in accounting, tax and auditing and graduate programs in accounting as well as the CPA exam. Students meet with their adviser each term to discuss their progress and to get assistance in making any necessary changes to their course of study.
Career and internship support services and events including the annual Accounting Open House help you find opportunities to launch your career. Students also can apply for a variety of scholarships offered by the university, department, college and regional and national organizations. The department also has partnerships with several CPA Exam review firms to give students and alumni access to study programs at a substantial discount.
We reward excellence in teaching and scholarship, promote and foster professionalism and ethical behavior among faculty and students and encourage a climate that is conducive to collegiality, civility and openness to diverse ideas and views.
To be regionally recognized as a premier accounting program.
The mission of the Towson University Accounting Programs is to provide our graduates with a high quality professional education that develops their knowledge and skills to prepare them for professional licensure and for success as contributors and leaders within the accounting profession or business.
Our undergraduate Accounting program provides a professional specialization built on a foundation of general education, a broad business core, and Accounting-specific content areas specified by the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy. Completion of the B.S. in Accounting or the M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services will qualify graduates to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination in Maryland.
Like the College of Business and Economics, the Accounting Department, promotes a high code of ethics, special concern for student learning, and the effective use of technology.
To foster student learning, which is the highest priority of the department, college and university, we emphasize intellectual contributions of applied and basic scholarship; support faculty development, community engagement, and involvement in professional organizations; and are guided by input from our stakeholders and advisory boards.
Our values include an uncompromising belief in a culture where faculty excellence is fostered and rewarded; ethical behavior is a norm; professionalism, including civility and respect is a way of life; and diversity and inclusion are highly valued.
TU's Beta Alpha Psi-Iota Zeta chapter won first place out of 70 collegiate chapters in the best practices competition at the organization's regional meeting this spring.
Arundhati Rao received the 2018 KPMG Mentoring Award from the American Accounting Association in August
Clearview Group, founded by Brian Davis '97, received the honor from the Baltimore Business Journal.