Multiple programs prepare students for successful careers in all sectors of the economy

The Accounting, Economics and Finance Department opens doors to unlimited opportunities to make a difference.

Taking Advantage of Different Experiences

Between a leadership role in the Financial Management Association and a teaching assistantship, Jonathan Jarjour ’18 found time to help others as a peer tutor. He spent the 2017 summer interning with JPMorgan and now works as an analyst at Hines Security, Inc. in Houston, Texas.


Accountants serve as trusted advisors to leaders in every industry, including the government and non-profit sectors. Career possibilities are varied and include such opportunities as external auditor, internal auditor, tax advisor, contracting specialist, budget analyst, payroll accountant and forensic accountant. Companies frequently choose CEOs who have a strong foundation in accounting and finance because of their understanding of the financial consequences of business decisions and strategic initiatives.

The Accounting faculty's extensive experience as college professors and researchers is enhanced by their professional experience as auditors, tax practitioners, business consultants and administrators of governmental agencies. The department's connections with the Austin business community provide opportunities for students to network and intern with successful, well-respected alumni and other accounting professionals who have diverse regional, national and global experience.

An Accounting degree, especially when combined with a professional certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers. Find additional information about professional certifications here.

Finance and Economics

The Accounting, Economics and Finance Department prepares graduates to meet the challenges of the real world. Small class sizes provide an excellent opportunity for students to forge a close relationship with faculty. Our students develop analytical and critical-thinking skills, and learn to apply economic models and financial tools to solve business problems while creating value for the stakeholders.

Career paths may include market research and forecasting future economic activity that can influence strategic planning. Students develop analytical skills as part of an Economics or Finance degree, and Graduates enter careers at a wide variety of private- and public-sector employers with responsibilities that can include forecasting financial trends and consumer spending habits, plus providing investment advice and venture capital. Graduates also pursue advanced degrees, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Student may choose from the following degrees:

Contact the Accounting Department

For additional information about the Accounting Department or its degree programs, reach out to:

Dr. Camelia Rotaru 
Accounting Department Chair