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Accounting at UIW
In Accounting and Auditing, we record, present, and interpret the results of business transactions. Because thousands of investors, lenders, workers, regulators and others depend on and rely on the financial statements and other reports we audit or prepare, in addition to the clients and employers we work for directly, we honor the public trust.

If you want a challenging environment where you can compete with the best, and where strength of character matters, accounting may be right for you. Our degree plans are designed to prepare you with the qualifications to sit for the CPA exam and enter the realm of professional accounting.

Accounting is the means by which businesses report to their stakeholders the results of their operations, comprehensive income, financial position and changes in cash and owner's equities by analyzing, recording, presenting and interpreting the results of transactions and events. Intended to develop the decision making and accounting skills needed to enter the profession and become accountants in public practice, industry, non-profit organizations or government, the curriculum is based on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's (AICPA) core competencies.

Earning Potential
The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants salary surveys say that CPAs with a master’s degree can earn as much as $5 million in their career, and those who become firm partners have averaged $7.7 million. The AICPA says graduates in public accounting are making $40 to $60 thousand per year in their first three years.

Enhancing the Academic Experience
Accounting students frequently are leaders of the Accounting Club, the Business Club, Ethics Club, and join our honor society, Delta Mu Delta. Our students also participate in the volunteer tax assistance program -VITA (tax preparation assistance to the poor outreach program). Most accounting students learn on the job by participating in at least one internship. We train people to leverage technology, to analyze and think critically, and to be concerned and enlightened citizens who can become professional accountants.


45 Hours BBA Core    

ACCT 2311: Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2312: Principles of Accounting II
MIS 2321: Intro to Information Systems
MIS 2325: Personal Productivity Applications
ECON 2301: Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302: Principles of Microeconomics
BMGT 3370: Analytical Decision Making I
BMGT 3371: Analytical Decision Making II
BINT 3331: International Business Mgmt.
BLAW 3317: Business Law I
BMKT 3331: Principles of Marketing
BMGT 3340: Mgmt Theory & Practice
BFIN 3321: Principles of Financial Mgmt.
BMGT 4380: Integrative Business Analysis/Decision Making I
BMGT 4381: Integrative Business Analysis/Decision Making II

Accounting Concentration

15 hrs of the following required courses:

ACCT 3311: Intermediate ACCT I
ACCT 3312: Intermediate ACCT II
ACCT 3313: Cost Accounting
ACCT 3315: Federal Income Tax I
ACCT 4314: Auditing

9 hrs selected from the following:

ACCT 3316: Taxation of Entities
ACCT 3317: Accounting Systems
ACCT 3318: Fraud Examination
ACCT 3319: Internship (See Advisor)
ACCT 3321: Advanced Federal Income Tax
ACCT 3345: International Accounting
ACCT 4311: Advanced Accounting
ACCT 4313: Accounting for Non-Profit & Govt. Entities
ACCT 4318: Ethics for Accounting & Bus.

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) requires 30 semester hours of approved upper division accounting courses, plus 21 hours of approved upper division business courses, plus an approved three hour course in ethics, included within a total of 150 semester hours with a degree, as qualifications to sit for the CPA examination.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Rod Elrod
Accounting Department Chair
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209
(210) 829-3184

Business programs in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, Web site:

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