Accountancy Schools in Georgia with Degree Program Summaries

Georgia has about 39 schools that offer accountancy programs. Get some information about the degree programs and some quick facts for two of these schools to make an informed education decision.

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Georgia Accountancy Schools

Accountancy programs can teach students how to work with money, budgets and investments as accountants in the business and finance industry. Learn about the degree levels and curricula, in addition to possible preparation for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, at two nationally ranked Georgia schools.

  • The University of Georgia is located in Athens, in the northeastern portion of the state. This school offers accounting degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.
  • Georgia State University, in Atlanta, offers accounting degrees at the bachelor's and doctoral levels, in addition to three master's degree options.

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Comparison of Schools

Although aspiring accountants may find many similarities between these two schools' programs, a glance at the table below might reveal some interesting school differences. Check out the student population, campus setting, graduation rate and tuition for each school to help make this important choice.

University of Georgia Georgia State University
School Type 4-year, public 4-year, public
Total Enrollment (2014) 35,197* 32,556*
Campus Setting Midsize city Large city
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2015-2016) $11,622 (in-state)*
$29,832 (out-of-state)*
$8,974 (in-state)*
$23,542 (out-of-state)*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014) 95%* 92%*
Acceptance Rate (2014) 56%* 59%*
Retention Rate (2014) 94%* 81%*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (2014) 85%* 53%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator.

University of Georgia

The J.M. Tull School of Accounting at University of Georgia offers three accountancy programs, including bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree options. Over the years, the Tull School of Accounting has consistently received high rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Students interested in pursuing an undergraduate accounting major are required to be admitted in as pre-business majors. They complete prerequisites before applying to the College of Business. In addition to general education courses and accounting course requirements, students must also complete 12 credit hours of business courses.

Master of Accountancy

The Master of Accountancy is a 30-credit hour program that can be taken either as a 5-year program with the bachelor's degree in accounting or separately for individuals already holding a degree in accounting. Students have the opportunity to choose one of three areas of study, which include audit, taxation and audit systems.

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration- Accounting

The Ph.D. in Accounting program takes 4-5 years to complete. Students take courses with either a financial and tax emphasis or a behavioral emphasis, and they are expected to continue to develop their accounting research skills.

Georgia State University

Georgia State University's College of Business and School of Accountancy offer numerous degrees in accounting. The business school is the fifth largest in the U.S. and consistently receives high rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Business Week.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

This undergraduate program prepares students for entry-level accounting positions or continued graduate study by providing a firm foundation of accountancy principles and skills. Students are expected to take general education, accounting, finance and business courses.

Master of Professional Accountancy

This program is intended for professionals or students holding an undergraduate business degree who are interested in focusing on accounting. Students must complete 30 credit hours of core courses as well as additional classes in behavioral science, programming and economics.

Master of Business Administration in Accounting

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting has management courses that teach financial analysis and reporting skills. To sit for the CPA exam, students should have 30 credit hours of accounting coursework.

Master of Science in Information Systems Audit and Control

This graduate program has the same accounting focus of the professional accountancy program but also introduces students to programming languages, database management and information systems courses. The program requires potential students to have an undergraduate accounting degree.

Doctor of Philosophy in Accountancy

The Ph.D. in Accountancy program is research oriented and is designed to prepare students to analyze and produce published accounting works. Students must commit to full-time enrollment and create a research portfolio in addition to their dissertation.

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