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Accounting at St. Mary’s

Professor of accounting teaching

What is Accounting?

Accounting is the recording, measurement and communication of financial transactions. Accountants determine the financial health of organizations, from assets to liabilities to cash flow.

Every organization must keep track of “the money” and demonstrate to its stakeholders how well it is performing. As a result, accountants are an integral part of any organization, whether it is a private or a public corporation, a nonprofit organization or a governmental entity.

Accounting students at St. Mary’s University develop the ability to communicate and collaborate with others in a professional setting. Flexible course scheduling permits junior and senior students to participate in for-credit paid internships with major area employers.

Degree Plans

The B.B.A. in Accounting at St. Mary’s fulfills 120 credit hours of the 150 credit hours required by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy CPA exam and 27 credit hours of the 30 credit hours of upper-division Accounting courses required by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy CPA exam. It also satisfies all Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam requirements for business-related courses, to include ethics, research and communications.

Accounting Classes

Our ethics, research and communications courses are approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Course highlights include:

  • Auditing
  • Personal Income Tax
  • Research in Federal Taxation

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Career Opportunities

The Accounting program at St. Mary’s prepares students for numerous career opportunities including forensic accountants or fraud examiners, financial accountants, auditors, information system auditors, management or corporate accountants, and tax accountants. 

Internships and Employers

Students in the Accounting program have obtained internships and job opportunities at the following organizations, among many others:

  • ATKG
  • CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Ernst & Young
  • Frost Bank
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Prudential Financial
  • Valero Energy

Learn more about Accounting at St. Mary’s

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