A Leader in the Accounting Education
University of Houston-Clear Lake's Department of Accounting offers you a robust foundation in contemporary accounting and business principles and the well-rounded education that employers desire. As one of only two universities in Houston with an AACSB International accreditation specifically for accounting, UHCL can give you the edge you need as you prepare for a career in auditing, forensic accounting, financial accounting, financial analysis, internal auditing, managerial accounting or tax planning.
Programs and Degrees
- Accounting B.S.
- Accounting M.S.
- Professional Accounting Integrated B.S./M.S.
- Professional Accounting Integrated B.S./M.S. with Concentration in Management Information Systems
Accreditations and Awards
UHCL is one of only two universities in Houston with separate accreditation for its business and accounting programs from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International Accreditation – the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. We are also one of 14 Texas universities to hold AACSB accreditation in accounting.
In addition, the Zeta Upsilon Chapter recently received international recognition as a Superior Chapter, along with a $500 award, from the Beta Alpha Psi Board of Directors. Under the leadership of Professor Randall Xu, the Zeta Upsilon Chapter far exceeded the baseline requirements of Beta Alpha Psi and excelled in the areas of academics, professionalism and leadership during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Creating Success for Students
Our degree programs give you the education and experiences you need to thrive and in your career. Whether you’re interested in a role as an actuary, auditor, business readiness analyst, financial manager or accountant, the Department of Accounting will provide the coursework and opportunities you desire. These include connections for internships and preparation for the Certified Public Accountant exam. And for the extra-ambitious among you, we offer a single program where you can earn both your bachelor's degree and master's degree in accounting at one time.
To further support your path to success, we offer numerous scholarships for new students and veterans as well as 33 named scholarships dedicated specifically to business students. We also have several active student organizations, including:
- Accounting Association
- Beta Alpha Psi