Accounting

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Accounting

Accounting majors study the identification, measurement, and communication of financial information. Traditionally they begin their careers in public accounting or industrial accounting and earn their CPA certificates. In addition to public and industrial accounting, students can pursue careers in consulting, government, and many other fields. The accounting major at SMU Cox combines rigorous academics with tremendous professional connections and internships with the top public accounting firms in the world.  This leads to great job placement for our accounting graduates year after year. An optional Master of Science in Accounting is also available at SMU to fulfill Texas CPA requirements.

The following are the requirements for the accounting major:

  • General Education/University Curriculum
  • Business Core Courses
  • Accounting Core Courses
    • Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT 3311)
    • Intermediate Accounting II (ACCT 3312)
    • Cost Accounting I (ACCT 4311)
    • Federal Income Tax I (ACCT 4315)
    • Accounting Systems/Auditing (ACCT 5314)
  • Two Accounting Elective Selected from the following:
    • Business Modeling with Spreadsheets (ACCT 4307)
    • Studies in Accounting Theory (ACCT 5317)
    • Ethics for Accounting (ACCT 3391)