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Overview
The School of Accounting offers three degree programs in accounting: (1) BS in Business Administration with a major in accounting, (2) MS in accounting and (3) PhD in business administration with emphasis in accounting.

The common objective of the BS and MS in accounting programs is to educate students to commence and continue to develop in a wide range of professional accounting careers. The specific objective of the BS in accounting program is to provide basic conceptual and business knowledge as a foundation for accounting career development; the objective of the MS in accounting is to provide candidates with a greater breadth and depth in accounting than is possible in the BS program, in order to prepare graduates for careers as professional accountants in financial institutions, industry, non-business organizations and public practice.

Students who are considering a professional accounting career should have above-average aptitudes in ­mathematics and English, disciplined work habits, an interest in working with people and an attitude of service.

Students who have the objective of sitting for the CPA exam in Oklahoma must have a BS and are required to complete 150 semester hours consisting of 76 upper-division hours, 30 hours of accounting above introductory accounting (including 3 hours of external auditing), and nine upper-division hours from other business related areas. The Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) is especially designed to enable students to become CPA eligible. The PPA allows students to complete the requirement of 150 hours of education and receive a BS and MS in accounting. The MS in accounting earned at Oklahoma State University satisfies educational requirements for CPA candidates in all jurisdictions of the United States.

Accreditation. The School of Accounting is separately and fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Available Options
, B.S.


Occupations
Accountants and Auditors
Bill and Account Collectors
Financial Analysts
Tax Preparers
Tax Examiners, Collectors and Revenue Agents

Industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Services-Providing - Financial Activities
Services-Providing - Professional and Business Services
Services-Providing - Information
Other Services (Except Government) - Private Households

Recent OSU Graduates in
Salaries
Max: $90,000 |
Ave: $45,512 |
Med: $48,000 |
Min: $13,520


Employers
Access Midstream Partners Accord Interests Advanced Beauty Inc Allen Contracting, Inc. American Airlines Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Armstrong Bank Army & Air Force Exchange Service AT&T Baccar Winch Division Bank of Oklahoma Financial Bean Counter Inc. BKD, LLP Brewer Carpet Briscoe, Burke and Grigsby LLP Business & Financial Consultants Capital One Auto Finance Catholic Charities CBEW Professional Group, LLP Cement Test Equipment, Inc. Cerner Corporation Cobb Retirement Solutions Coco Industries ConocoPhillips Continental Resources, Inc. DCP Midstream Deloitte & Touche LLP Denton county fresh water supply district 1-A Devon Energy Edward Jones Eide Bailly LLP Ernst & Young Eslick Design Associates, Inc. Exchange Bank Farmers Insurance Exchange Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Grant Thornton, LLP Hein & Associates LLP Hillcrest Medical Center Hogan Taylor Horizon CPA Kanbar Properties Koch Industries Koch Supply & Trading KPMG, LLP Lane Gorman Trubitt, PLLC Legacy Planning Partners, LLC. Love's Corporate Office Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Corporate Office Lowe's Home Improvement Mastercraft Floor Covering Inc McDonald Land Services Montgomery Coscia Greilich, LLP Napa Auto Parts Northwestern Mutual NuMedica Occidental Petroleum Corporation Oklahoma State Auditor & Inspector Oklahoma State University Oklahoma State University - Institute of Technology Oklahoma State University - Scholarships and Financial Aid ONEOK, Inc. Parakletos, Inc. PetroSource, LLC Phillips 66 PREGIS INTELLIPACK CORP Premier Natural Resources PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Pride Energy Company Property Valuation Services Raven Lining Systems Regency Energy Partners Republic National Distributing Company Republic Services Samson Investment Company Samson Resources SC Global Tubular Solution Seven Clans Paradise Casino Shelter Insurance Sonic Corporation Sutherland Global Services Sutherlands Target The Boeing Company The Crosby Group The Ewbank Group The Walt Disney Company Tulsa - New Holland TWG Insurance Tyson Foods Inc. USAA Verizon Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Webco Industries Inc. Whitley Penn LLP Williams Companies Wilson Chevrolet Works & Lentz, Inc.

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