Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Accounting website!

As a prospective student, we know that you have a choice when it comes to selecting a university and a major. We are delighted that you have chosen to seek information about the accounting programs we offer at UNT, a nationally-recognized, student-focused, Tier 1 research university. The Department of Accounting offers a well-knit package of courses leading to a BBA in accounting or to an integrated BS/MS in accounting or taxation. These programs are student-focused and prepare our students to pass the CPA, CMA, CIA, or CISA exam and to become professionals in the accounting field. We also offer a rigorous 4-year program leading to a PhD in Business with a concentration in accounting.

Our undergraduate accounting program is ranked among the top-25 in the nation for its faculty size. We have a thriving internship program (for example, 94% of our spring 2017 interns were offered permanent positions), and our successful graduates are highly sought after by employers in public accounting, corporate accounting, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. Our accounting program is separately accredited by AACSB International, the premier benchmark for business education quality. This means that we have gone through a rigorous external review of our ability to provide accounting education of the highest quality. Moreover, we have earned separate endorsements by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), making us the only accounting program in the DFW area to achieve dual IIA/IMA endorsements. Simply put, we believe that we are the best choice in the DFW area and beyond for accounting majors.

I encourage you to learn more about our accounting programs, our faculty/staff team, and our students by exploring our website; it was designed with you in mind. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information.

Thank you for visiting the Department’s website.

Ananth Seetharaman
Chairman and Don and Donna Millican Professor of Accounting