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Do you thrive in the language of numbers and data analysis? Perhaps the thought of solving complex financial problems excites you. If you’re interested in tracking, analyzing, and reporting financial activities to help people and companies make important decisions, Accounting might be your path.

The University of Texas Permian Basin offers the only College of Business in the Permian Basin accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)—an elite distinction bestowed on less than five percent of business schools in the world. Students enrolled in the Accounting program will learn the concepts and principles of accounting.

Students will learn how to measure, assign, and analyze costs to satisfy strategic objectives. Upon completion of the program, you will know how to manage the finances of corporations, non-profits, healthcare, and oil and gas companies.

What can I do with an Accounting degree?

Most graduates from UT Permian Basin go on to become accountants and auditors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one out of every four salaried accountants worked for accounting, auditing, and bookkeeping firms. Other career opportunities include personal financial advisor, actuary, and anti-money laundering officer. 

A UTPB graduate with a degree in Accounting can apply the principles of accounting and business to analyze financial data into useful information for decision making and compliance.  They are also able to apply their skills to other occupations that require general critical thinking and detailed analysis as tools in problem solving. Our accounting grads leave with the following skills:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex problems by applying critical thinking
  • An ability to speak in public and make presentations to groups about the financial situation of an organization
  • An ability to convey written communications effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to apply professional accounting judgement and decision making to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, and economic factors
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex accounting and finance problems by applying principles of accounting, finance, and business
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