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School of Business and Management

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Welcome to the Department of Accounting

Students obtaining degrees in accounting will have acquired the knowledge and  the professional skills needed to provide information that can be use by a variety of  financial information users for use in making general business and economic decisions. Accounting graduates are serving in many industry segments providing various  quantification of financial information that is needed for assessing and measuring  the profitability and success of  the business or organization. Those graduates who excel in their academic endeavors have established an outstanding record of excelling in their chosen professional endeavors and have realized job satisfaction and good monetary rewards.

Our programs is designed to provide a broad general education in the humanities and sciences, including a knowledge and under-standing of topics relevant to to a variety of accounting education career options involving communications, behavioral sciences, quantitative methods, economics, and a study of computer science technology.
Prospective graduates must have accumulated an overall GPA of no less than 2.00, and graduates must earn a grade a C or above in all of the major core courses in their respective areas of concentration as well as English Composition courses.

Undergraduate Accounting Degree Curriculum

Career Paths

The CPA, Public Accounting            Internal/External Auditing
Government Accounting                  Management Accounting
Industrial Accounting                      Teaching Accounting Education
Public Accounting                           Assurance and Consulting Services

Perhaps you are interested in becoming a certified public accountant (CPA). You should be aware that most states, including Arkansas, require CPA candidates to obtain hours beyond the usual baccalaureate degree now. The state of Arkansas requires a total of 150 semester hours of college credits to become a candidate for the CPA certification. Although there are numerous other career options for accounting education graduates in the areas of teaching, governmental and private sector accounting, those who choose the path of becoming a CPA must adopt a personal program of perpetual learning and continuous professional growth and development. Students aspiring to become CPAs must take additional elective hours beyond the hours required for their accounting degree here at UAPB. Aspiring CPAs are advised and urged to pursue an advance degree at another Arkansas university system school while meeting the 150-hour requirement for permission to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.

Public accountants generally maintain an intellectual independence and are aware of their responsibility to the public or employers in performing their [engagements and employee assignments. The services of accounting education graduates derive not only from personal knowledge and experiences, but also from personal qualities of perception, imagination, sound judging, and integrity.

Accounting education graduates provides essential information necessary for private clients and a variety of business organizations to determine and evaluate the present, and projected Financial and economic activities for business and other organizations The services provided by these graduates include financial and accounting for individuals, business entities, not-for-Profit organizations, all branches of federal, state and local government, and educational institutions. Accounting education graduates develop and apply their skills in auditing and other attestation services, teaching, taxation, management advisory services, information systems, computers and communication technology, and other areas.

Department of Accounting
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Dr. Lawrence Awopetu, Chair
1200 N. University Drive, Mail Slot 4976
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601