The UMHB accounting program prepares future accounting professionals for interesting and varied accounting careers. Whether you choose public accounting, tax, audit, corporate accounting, government, financial planning, investigative accounting, forensic accounting, or any other path, UMHB provides the foundation you’ll need. The sequestered, uncreative, nerdy, stay-in-your-cube accountant is a myth. Accounting involves logic, analytics, creative skills, and leadership. We use numbers, but only as a means to support business decisions or compliance results. It’s not just rewarding; it is fascinating, interesting, and even fun.
The McLane College of Business program in Accounting is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
Sherlock (Lingyi) Zhang
UMHB is a place that breeds many possibilities. It ensures ample space for you to reflect on yourself: who you are, what do you want to do, and why you think in that way. Most importantly, UMHB also has superior professors to guide the way and distinguished peers to accompany you along the journey.
Sherlock (Lingyi) Zhang
Why should I choose Accounting?
An Accounting degree opens doors in every type of business. Wherever there’s money, there’s an accountant!
What are some courses I will take?
- Ethics for Accountants
- Business Data Analysis
- Managerial Accounting
- CPA Review
- Accounting Information Systems
Grace Adams was halfway through her senior year of high school when she learned about UMHB. The Houston resident happened to be in the area helping a friend who had car trouble. “My friend suggested I take a look at UMHB, and after I toured the campus, I knew this was the place I was supposed to be,” she said. Grace graduated with a double major in accounting and finance and now works at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston. Having a personal relationship with her professors, who shared their real-world experiences, left an unforgettable impression on Grace. “The classroom teaching was important, but hearing about where they have been and what they have done was invaluable.”
What are some career options?
With a degree in accounting, your future is open to many job opportunities and careers:
- Chief Financial Officer
- Financial Analyst
- Forensic Accountant
Who is hiring UMHB students?
UMHB Accounting students have found success in many different areas:
- Pricewaterhouse Coopers
- Ernst & Young
- Patillo, Brown, & Hill, LLP
Where can I go to grad school?
Many Accounting students have continued their education at these schools:
- University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
- University of Texas at Austin
- Texas A&M
- Baylor University
- University of Texas at San Antonio
Why study accounting at UMHB?
In the third quarter of 2017, UMHB was ranked number one in the state of Texas for CPA pass rate of all universities that had more than two students sitting for the exam.
UMHB accounting students have completed internships at each of the Big Four Accounting firms.
Accounting students are eligible to participate in many McLane College of Business study abroad trips. These trips are faculty led, one to four weeks in length, and are typically taken in December or May. McLane College of Business study abroad students have traveled to numerous countries in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.