Many Accounting majors will take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination, which requires completion of 150 credit hours as well as course work in specific areas. Most undergraduate degrees in Texas and do not satisfy all the requirements for the CPA exam. The B.B.A. in Accounting at St. Mary’s fulfills 120 credit hours and satisfies 24-27 hours of the 30 credit hours of required upper division Accounting coursework. It also satisfies all exam requirements for business-related courses. Our ethics, research and communications courses are approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.
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. Students in the Accounting program have obtained internships and job opportunities at: