Master’s in Accounting Degree Options

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Jindal School master’s in accounting students file into commencement ceremonies, including David Dowdle who received his undergraduate from UT Dallas in 2015 and later earned his master’s degree in accounting.

Advance Your Accounting Career. Choose Your Path.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management offers students two different pathways to advance an accounting career in public or corporate accounting, taxation, audit or accounting systems. Whether working full-time or balancing a full-time course load, you can obtain the degree that will change your future.

Master’s in Accounting Flex

The flex program allows students to complete their program on a full-time or part-time basis entering the program in fall, spring or summer. The flex program also provides flexibility to choose courses that will advance your accounting career objective whether your interest is in public or corporate accounting, assurance services, taxation, internal audit or accounting systems. Students can enrich their academic journey with engagement in professional networks, student organizations, competitions, mentoring and a full-service career center.

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Master’s in Accounting Cohort

The 24-month cohort program attracts students who are seeking to complete their entire program with a select group of students. The program is designed to capitalize on the diversity of student backgrounds and perspectives to advance their careers in public accounting. The program admits students each fall who complete a 36-credit hour, lock-step program where coursework has been pre-selected by faculty.

Students in the cohort program can also opt to complete a double degree in Accounting and Business Analytics (STEM). Both degrees can be obtained in 24 months. In a 2019 report from The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business they stated that “the increased emphasis on data provides an opportunity for finance and accounting professionals, with their traditional proficiency in pulling data from a variety of information systems, manipulating that data, and gleaning insights from that data, to build on this core competency. By doing so, they can enhance their role within the organization and serve as business partners with other areas in the organization.”

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Master’s in Accounting Flex Student Testimonials

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Shruthi Pattabhi Shankar, Class of 2021

Current Student

The Jindal School, being one of the best-ranked business schools in the U.S., and Dallas, being the cradle of opportunities, this has definitely influenced my decision to come to UT Dallas.

The master’s in accounting program at UT Dallas has multiple tracks to offer, which adds best value to incoming students. Each track is tailor-made to suit the background and interests of the students. The program has a plethora of networking events and resources — to socialize, volunteer, meet prospective employers and make some amazing friends. The warmth and kindness of everyone in the department has made my transition here a smooth one.

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Master’s in Accounting Cohort Student Testimonials

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Andrew Chu

The program was perfectly set up to obtain an MS in Accounting degree and prepare for the CPA exam.
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Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in Accounting?


Bachelor’s Degree Program

bachelor's degree icon The Bachelor’s Degree in  Accounting prepares you for diverse career options. There is a wide range of high-demand paths to pursue. It is the only Jindal School program tailored for students who want to become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). BS in Accounting

Master’s Degree Programs

briefcase icon A Master’s in Accounting Program that fits your needs. Choose between the Flex Program and complete the coursework at your own pace, or, the Cohort Program where you take all courses together with other students as a group. MS in Accounting Flex MS in Accounting Cohort

PhD Concentration in Accounting

graduation cap icon Our PhD Accounting program is designed for students seeking training in the most advanced issues in accounting, both theoretical and applied. Primarily intended for tenure-track positions in research-oriented universities. PhD in Management Science, Accounting Concentration