Top Degree Programs for Business Accounting - San Antonio, TX

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Business accounting studies in San Antonio, TX, are primarily found at 4-year postsecondary institutions. Based on ranking, student population and school type, the following university is considered a top school for business accounting degree programs in San Antonio:

  • Winner: The University of Texas at San Antonio is the largest (by enrollment) and only public 4-year university located in the city that offers degree programs in business accounting. Students can pursue a standalone program in accounting at the master's degree level, or choose accounting as a concentration area in the bachelor's and doctoral degree programs in business administration.

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Category University of Texas at San Antonio
Ranking #219 (tie) Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2015)*
Location San Antonio, Texas
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $7,457 (in state); $16,031 (out-of-state)**
Business Accounting Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's and doctoral
Business Accounting Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 227**
Most Popular Business Accounting Degree in 2012-2013 Bachelor's (176 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 30%**
Noteworthy The College of Business is the 30th largest business school in the U.S.***; College of Business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - International; the Department of Accounting holds a separate accreditation from AACSB

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***University of Texas at San Antonio

University of Texas at San Antonio

  • Accounting internship opportunities available
  • Accelerated bachelor's/master's 5-year Professional Accounting program offered
  • Graduates of the accelerated or Master of Accountancy program are eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam

The University of Texas at San Antonio is home to nearly 29,000 students each year and offers over 140 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. With 50 undergraduate and graduate programs and over 5,000 students, the University of Texas at San Antonio's College of Business is the largest in the University of Texas System. Business accounting studies are found in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs.

Students of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting program are required to complete a business core in subjects like economics, business law, marketing, management and statistics, as well as an accounting sequence. Accounting courses include topics like cost analysis, information systems and federal taxation, along with completing either an internship or practicum.

Students who already hold a BBA in Accounting or a relevant field may be interested in the 30 credit-hour, 2-year Master of Accountancy program. Required coursework includes managerial and financial accounting, and students may choose to concentrate on areas like auditing, taxation, finance or information systems through a disciplinary focus or elective courses. An integrative seminar in accounting, which must be completed in order to graduate, is the program's capstone experience.

The Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting requires the completion of 87 credit hours of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Students who have not completed a Master of Business Administration or equivalent program may be required to complete coursework in core areas, like finance, globalization, marketing, management and economics. All students are required to study subjects like statistics, teaching and research; completion of a dissertation is also required. Accounting courses for the Ph.D. include seminars in empirical research, accounting research, managerial accounting and financial accounting.

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