Texas Tech University

Curriculum Overview


The 150-hour Program in Accounting equips students with a thorough understanding of core accounting knowledge, augmented with advanced study in either the Taxation or Auditing/Financial Reporting tracks. The program integrates the undergraduate and graduate curricula, allowing students to earn both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accounting in a combined 150 hours of study. Upon successful completion of the program, students are prepared to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and begin careers in the public accounting profession. The School of Accounting also offers a stand-alone Master of Science in Accounting degree for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and wish to pursue careers in public accounting. The graduate curriculum in the stand-alone M.S.A. program is exactly the same as that in the 150-hour program; the two programs differ only in that the 150-hour program integrates graduate coursework into the undergraduate curriculum. As an alternative to the 150-hour accounting program, students also have the option to solely pursue a bachelor's degree in Accounting, which is a 120-hour program. Graduates earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting are prepared to pursue accounting careers in a variety of industries, but are not prepared for CPA licensure.

Sample Course Topics


  • Intermediate Accounting I & II
  • Cost & Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting Systems
  • Income Tax Accounting
  • Principles of Auditing
  • Petroleum Accounting


  • Accounting Theory
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Advanced Auditing
  • International Taxation
  • Accounting Research & Communication
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