The combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science with a major in accounting is a 153-semester-hour program designed to provide an appropriate base of knowledge for entry into the accounting profession, as well as a broad-based general educational background. Students awarded the Master of Science with a major in accounting are simultaneously awarded the Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting. (The Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting is not awarded separately.)
In addition to the departmental graduate admission requirements, a student must have a minimum overall program GPA of 3.0 and a minimum advanced accounting GPA of 3.0 in order to be admitted to the MS-Accounting.
Rigers Memko joined PwC in 2016 and is a Senior Associate in the Private Company Services assurance practice. While at UNT, he earned an internship with PwC and accepted a full-time position upon graduating. At PwC, he provides a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities. Rigers loves his role at PwC as he leads multiple teams of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. He enjoys the changing environment in public accounting and the exposure to different industries and client management teams.
“My experience at UNT was extraordinary. The accounting education and mentorship I received at UNT have served as the building blocks for my career advancement in public accounting. The BS/MS program fully prepared me to sit for the CPA exam, and I was able to pass all four sections of the CPA exam before graduating. In addition to the guidance and strong education, the professional development course prepared me with the soft skills necessary to gain an internship and successfully earn a full-time position upon graduation.”
Some Jobs in Accounting
- Public Accountants
- Management Accountants
- Internal Auditors
Certain Core Requirements are necessary to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Accounting Control System. The following is a list of the total hours needed:
- University Core Requirements
- Professional Field and Supporting Courses
- 2018-2019 BS/MS Application Checklist
THECB Marketable Skills
- Knowledge-based identification of ethical dilemmas
- Research contemporary accounting issues
- Technical accounting knowledge
- Oral and written communication
- Advanced Excel skills
- Knowledge-based resolution of ethical dilemmas
- Research and resolve technical accounting/auditing issues
- Technical competency in accounting and audit
- Identify income tax issues and solutions
- Data and analysis skills
For a complete list of THECB Marketable skills, visit https://vpaa.unt.edu/thecb/cob/acct.