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Why Pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Home to one of the top business schools in the world, UTSA is one of the best places you can earn an Accounting degree. Our accounting courses are designed to prepare you for any number of careers within this challenging but rewarding profession. As an accountant, you’ll work behind-the-scenes to examine financial records, balance budgets, prepare taxes and ensure that financial operations are up-and-running smoothly and accurately.

You’ll also have the option of learning a business competency as you work toward completing your degree. These competencies are available through elective courses and aim to develop a greater set of marketable skills for business majors. The competencies available for Accounting majors are analytics, entrepreneurship, international business, leading change, modeling and risk management.

Why Choose Accounting?

Patrick Lee, assistant professor in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business, discusses why you should pursue a BBA in accounting.

Admission Requirements

When you apply to UTSA, you select the major you'd like to study. The choice of major will not impact if you get admitted to the University (all students must meet UTSA's general admission requirements); however, some majors will require additional admission requirements to be able to declare the major your freshman year.

Spring and Summer Applicants
Accounting: There are no additional admission requirements to declare this major. You must meet UTSA’s general admission requirements
Fall Applicants
Accounting: To major in Accounting, you must meet UTSA’s general admission requirements and have completed MAT 1053 Mathematics for Business (TCCN: MATH 1324) or higher with grade of C- or better. Students who do not meet these requirements, but meet UTSA’s general admission requirements, will be admitted into Business Studies, where students will be able to work towards meeting the pre-requisites needed to declare their business major.
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Pro Tip: Even if you don't think you will qualify for financial aid, you should still submit the FAFSA! Information from the FAFSA could impact certain scholarships that are even merit-based.

UTSA Scholarship Hub

Through one general scholarship application, you can automatically be considered for dozens of scholarships at UTSA, including scholarships that are available for this major. In order to access all available scholarship applications on the UTSA Scholarship Hub, you must be an admitted student. If you are a student applying for admission, but have not yet been admitted, you may sign in and complete the Scholarship Hub’s General Application as long as you have authenticated your myUTSA ID and Passphrase. Once you are admitted to UTSA, please sign back in to the Scholarship Hub to see if there are any additional scholarship opportunities available for you to pursue.

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Distinguished Scholarship

UTSA offers an automatic merit-based scholarship to incoming new freshman and transfer students who display exceptional scholastic achievement in high school by the priority deadline. Non-resident and international students awarded a Distinguished Scholarship for a minimum of $1,000 for the academic year will be granted a waiver for non-resident tuition if scholarship eligibility is maintained. This means out-of-state and international students could pay in-state tuition! For fall admitted freshmen, this scholarship is valued up to $20,000 for up to four years. For fall or spring admitted transfer students, this scholarship is valued up to $6,000 for up to two years. Renewal eligibility must be maintained and funding must be available.

Distinguished Scholarships

UTSA Bold Promise

Although not a scholarship, UTSA is committed to cover tuition and mandatory fees 100% for eligible students who come from low and middle-income Texas families.

UTSA Bold Promise

Careers, Salary & Skills

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. See possible careers below. This data is pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls data from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program. On top of the resources your college will provide, the University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

  • ADKF
  • Aprio, LLP
  • BDO
  • City of San Antonio
  • CLA
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Frost Bank
  • H-E-B
  • Holt Cat
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • NuStar Energy
  • PwC
  • Schriver, Carmona & Company PLLC
  • SWBC
  • USAA
  • Valero
  • Weaver

Minors & Certificates

After selecting a major area of study and enrolling at UTSA, degree-seeking students can choose from a variety of minors and certificates to supplement their education. Although not required, minors and certificates can help students customize their UTSA experience based on their passions and unique career goals.

Explore All Minors & Certificates

The Honors Experience

Realize your full potential at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Honors College. Rooted in experiential learning, our classes and programs are hands-on, project-based, and customizable to fit your individual goals. Students in any majors can get invited to our Honors College. Turn your passions into marketable skills for the future!

Why Join Honors?

Take advantage of all the opportunities UTSA provides and don’t let fear dictate your future.
Brittany Obinyan '18 • Accounting


ACOB Top Business School
Top Business School

Nationally ranked and recognized, the Alvarez College of Business is the 13th largest business school in the United States. With 15 undergraduate business degrees, we focus on teaching applied business and technical skills that are in high demand.

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Experiential Learning

Learn by doing as you explore your passions outside of the classroom by participating in global immersion programs, student organizations, academic competitions and undergraduate research projects as part of our collaborative community.

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Realize Your Dreams

The Alvarez College offers personalized career preparation programs and support for business students to find competitive internships and full-time positions. Our Roadrunners are working on Wall Street, with major technology companies and at Big Four accounting firms.

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Student Success

UTSA is all about your success. Our experiential learning initiative takes what you learn in the classroom and helps you apply it to real life. As a student in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, you will explore, engage and reflect on your experiences to launch your career in a global society. The Alvarez Student Success Center is a one-stop resource to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional goals. Receive tutoring, find internships, connect with industry professionals for job opportunities, and enhance your professional development skills through the center’s comprehensive programming.