Stephen F. Austin State University

Programs

The school offers three outstanding and comprehensive programs. The accounting degree programs cover concepts of financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, taxation, and information systems for accounting and management. These subjects make up the core of the accounting curriculum. Depending upon the degree program, other course options include not-for-profit/governmental, international or oil and gas. The three degree programs offered are listed below.

Five-Year Program

B.B.A./M.P.A. - SFA's five-year program leads to a master of professional accountancy degree for those who are primarily interested in pursuing a career in public accounting. This program is one of only a small number of fully integrated five-year programs in Texas. It requires 156 hours of course credit and was designed to meet the changing needs of the profession. It complies with all the educational requirements for those who wish to take the CPA exam. A bachelor's degree is awarded simultaneously with the M.P.A.

Undergraduate

B.B.A. - SFA's four-year B.B.A. accounting program is available for those who are primarily interested in careers in non-public accounting. This program alone does not provide all the educational requirements for those interested in sitting for the CPA exam.

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Graduate

A Stand-Alone M.P.A. is a master of professional accountancy degree that consists of 36 graduate hours. This program is available for those who already have a bachelor's degree and wish to complete the educational requirements to take the CPA exam. Graduate requirements are the same for both MPA degrees.