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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Accounting

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Main Office
Business Leadership Building, Room 215

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #305219
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax: 940-565-3803

Student Advising Office
Business Leadership Building, Suite 110

Web site: www.cob.unt.edu/acct

Don W. Finn, Chair


Mission in Brief

The mission of the professional programs in accounting at the University of North Texas is to prepare a diverse student body for careers in industry, public accounting and the nonprofit sector, primarily in the North Texas region.

The mission of the doctoral program in accounting at the University of North Texas is to prepare students to conduct discipline-based research, appreciate a variety of research methods, and engage in quality instructional activities.

Statement of Commitment

The faculty of the Department of Accounting is committed to extending the body of knowledge in the areas of both discipline-based and practice-oriented research and to participating in the intellectual discourse in the field in general. The faculty is further committed to the dissemination of knowledge through high-quality teaching and other curricula-related endeavors. The faculty values service activities that contribute to the advancement of the profession and the academy and that provide opportunities for professional interaction and faculty development.

The department serves a diverse student body that is largely nontraditional and employed. The faculty is committed to providing an accommodative and supportive learning environment, including flexible class scheduling, office hours, modes of student-teacher communication and course delivery.

The faculty of the department is committed to preparing students for career development, life-long learning, and a global work environment. The faculty strives to produce graduates who are technically competent, think independently, critically appraise situations, act in a responsible and ethical manner, and contribute positively and cooperatively to their employers and communities.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

The department offers a minor in accounting .

Graduate Degrees

The department offers graduate programs in the following areas:

  • Master of Science with a major in accounting
  • Master of Science with a major in taxation

Concentrations under the Master of Science with a major in accounting include information systems, audit/internal auditing, entrepreneurial perspective and managerial accounting systems.

A concentration in accounting is available under the Doctor of Philosophy with a major in business, which is offered by the College of Business.

The department offers both a 150-semester-hour Bachelor of Science/Master of Science with a major in accounting program and a Bachelor of Science with a major in accounting/Master of Science with a major in taxation program for individuals seeking professional accounting careers in either the private or public sectors.

For additional information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

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