MBA | Full Time

Accounting

Many positions in corporations, investment firms (both brokerage firms and money management firms) and banking require a fairly in-depth understanding of corporate financial reporting. Positions such as chief financial officer, investment analyst, commercial loan officer and internal auditor all require creation of or analysis of corporate financial statements on almost a daily basis. The courses listed below give students sufficient background in financial reporting to begin a career leading to one of these positions.

Curriculum Requirements

Focus - Investment Banking

Required Courses
  • ACC 380K.1 - Financial Accounting Standards and Analysis I
  • ACC 380K.2 - Financial Accounting Standards and Analysis II
  • ACC 380K.7 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACC 387.4 - Strategic Control Systems
Recommended Electives
  • FIN 394.1 - Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FIN 397.1 - Investment Theory and Practice
  • LEB 380.4 - Law of Finance

Total credit hours: 9

Focus - Corporations

Any five courses from the following:
  • ACC 380D - Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting
    or both
  • ACC 380K.1 - Financial Accounting Standards and Analysis I
    and
  • ACC 380K.2 - Financial Accounting Standards and Analysis II
  • ACC 380K.6 - Issues in Accounting/Control for Nonprofit Organizations
  • ACC 380K.7 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACC 380K.8 - Petroleum Accounting: Principles/Procedures/Issues
  • ACC 380K.12 - Computer Auditing and Systems Security
  • ACC 383K.2 - Management Auditing and Control
  • ACC 383K.4 - Fraud Examination
  • ACC 387.4 - Strategic Control Systems
Recommended Electives:
  • FIN 394.1 - Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FIN 397.1 - Investment Theory and Practice
  • LEB 380.4 - Law of Finance
  • MAN 385.62 - Corporate Governance

Total credit hours: 15
Faculty Contact: Michael Williamson

CPA Certification for Texas

To qualify to sit for the Certified Public Accounting Examination in the State of Texas, the following educational requirements must be met at the time you apply: 

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree.
  • Completion of at least 150 semester hours of college credit.
  • 30 hours in accounting beyond Principles I and II. Please note that BA 284T will count toward the 30 hours needed in accounting as well as ACC 380D.
  • 24 hours of related business hours with no more than six hours in any one subject.
  • An approved Ethics course - approved courses at UT-Austin are:
    BGS 381 - Social & Ethical Responsibility of Business 
    LEB 380.17 - Liability & Regulation of Accountants

For further information, please contact the MPA Program Office.

Possible Career Paths

  • Internal Auditor
  • Management Accountant
  • Tax Accountant/Consultant
  • Senior Financial Analyst

For more information on career opportunities, visit our Career Management web page.

Page last updated: 10/2/2012