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
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.
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.
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: