Why Study Accounting?

In business and society, accountants make a difference. They prepare and review the financial information that is relied upon by investors, lenders, businesses and other organizations throughout the world. Accountants also provide expert advice on taxes, financial planning, information systems and a wealth of other business matters.


A degree in accounting provides students with a highly valuable, versatile, and in-demand skill set and demonstrates fluency in the language of business.

The accounting field offers a wide array of job options from auditing, tax accounting and cost accounting to managerial accounting. There are also flexible career options, such as public accounting, government agencies or corporations, in addition to entrepreneurship.

Get more information about careers in accounting at the Career Center.


Our accounting program is accredited by AACSB International—the highest distinction a business school can receive worldwide. This accreditation is held by less than one percent of business schools worldwide. It demonstrates that the program meets rigorous standards for quality and is dedicated to continuous improvement.

Learn more about AACSB Accreditation.

The program emphasizes high-quality academics and applied learning. Instructors teach students how to apply what’s learned in the classroom to real-world situations, including case studies, volunteer opportunities and internships. All students must complete at least one professional internship in order to graduate.

Students benefit from:

  • multiple networking and career development opportunities including the annual Accounting Open House;
  • active and nationally recognized student organizations, including Beta Alpha Psi, the TU Society of Accountancy and the National Association of Black Accountants; and
  • an experienced, diverse faculty with experience in both academia and industry.