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At the UHCL School of Business…

We offer three program options in accounting to help you gain the skills necessary to take advantage of heightened job prospects and to meet the changing demands of the industry.


UHCL is one of only two universities in Houston with an AACSB International Accreditation specifically for accounting – the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.


Our internship and co-op programs are great opportunities to create connections and get real-world experience before you graduate. You can also get involved on campus. Beta Alpha Psi, the International Honorary Organization for Financial Information professionals, and the UHCL Accounting Association/Institute of Management Accounting Student Chapter provide excellent networking opportunities for accounting students.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Accounting?

Our location in the greater Houston market, home to some of the most renowned energy companies and the largest medical center in the world, means you have access to a wide variety of professional opportunities. With a degree in accounting, you can pursue a variety of opportunities including: auditing, forensic accounting, financial accounting, financial analysis, internal auditing, managerial accounting and tax planning.

Accounting Mission Statement

The mission of the accounting program is to provide junior, senior and master’s level students in the Houston/Galveston metropolitan population with an education designed to instill accounting knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes necessary to be successful in their careers. The undergraduate program primarily serves the region’s community college systems by providing transfer students the opportunity to complete a four-year degree. Graduate programs serve both full-time students and working professionals in the region and provide the background to sit for the CPA examination. Instruction is designed for small classes and flexible hours. The faculty pursue a blend of research contributing to knowledge in professional practice, innovative pedagogy and discipline-based scholarship. The faculty interacts with professional organizations and the business community.

Get To Know Our Faculty 


Edward Altemus

MS in Accounting - University of Houston-Clear Lake

Dr. Hui Du

Ph.D. - Rutgers University

Dr. Cynthia Heagy

Ph.D. - University of Memphis

Dr. Michael Lacina

Ph.D. - Purdue University

Dr. Constance Lehmann

Ph.D. - Texas A&M University

Dr. Barry Marks

Ph.D. - Purdue University

Carolyn Miles

BS in Accounting, MS in Information Systems – University of Texas

Dr. Mattie Porter

Ph.D. - Texas A&M University

Dr. Haeyoung Shin

Ph.D. - University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Susan Sorensen

Ph.D. - University of Minnesota

Dr. Randall Xu

Ph.D. - University of Alabama

 
 
 
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