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Accounting, Finance and Business Law

The Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law supports the missions of the College and University by focusing on the higher educational needs of accounting and finance students in the region.  The programs are designed to help students advance their education in accounting and finance to become more productive citizens, further their accounting and finance careers, and to pursue advanced studies within a global environment.  Based on a broad business core, the Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting (BBA-Accounting) and Finance (BBA-Finance) prepares graduates for entry positions in industry, government, and not-for profit organizations. The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program offers advanced accounting studies.  Both the BBA-Accounting and MAcc programs meet the accounting education requirements of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

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Majors

Accounting

The Accounting major is designed to provide entry-level knowledge, skills, and concepts for careers in accounting. These careers are generally divided into four broad areas, corresponding to particular employment environments: management accounting, government accounting, accounting education, and public accounting. The career can include such activities as auditing, budgeting, data processing, controlling costs, providing tax advice, meeting tax requirements, and designing and analyzing financial systems.

Finance

The courses required for a Finance major are designed to help students prepare for careers in Corporate Financial Management, Investment Planning, Brokerage, Insurance, Commercial Banking, Real Estate and other similar fields. Core courses in finance provide students with a background in security analysis and investments, portfolio management, and financial planning and analysis. The curriculum also covers monetary policy, banking, financial markets, financial reporting, statement analysis, and risk management. Students may select finance electives in their area of interest such as insurance, real estate, accounting, or expand their knowledge in investments or financial analysis.

Graduate Program

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree is designed to provide an opportunity for graduate study in accounting. The MAcc is intended to prepare professional accountants to fill high-level positions in accounting firms and business enterprises. The length of the program is approximately one year of full-time study for the typical BBA graduate with a major in accounting. 

Minors

Economics
Entrepreneurship
Human Resources Management
International Business
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Personal Financial Planning

Accounting, Finance, and Business Law

Anita Reed Moustafa Abdelsamad logo Don Deis

Dr. Anita Reed
Associate Professor 
of Accounting, 
Chair

(361) 825-2434
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Dr. Moustafa H. 
Abdelsamad

Professor of Finance

(361) 825-3045
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Dr. Eugene Bland
Professor of Finance

(361) 825-2829
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Dr. Donald Deis
Endowed Chair &

Regents Professor of Accounting

(361) 825-2826
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Dr. Swint Friday
Professor of Finance

(361) 825-2498
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Dr. Steve Hall
Professor of Accounting

(361) 825-2357
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Mr. Scott Kruse
Professional Assistant
Professor of Accounting

(361) 825-3606
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Dr. Anne-Marie Lelkes
Assistant Professor of
Accounting

(361) 825-2385
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Dr. Armand Picou
Professor of Finance

(361) 825-3927
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Professor of Accounting

(361) 825-3729
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Dr. Alexandra
Theodossiou

Associate Professor

<p(361) 825-2769
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Dr. Awni Zebda
Professor of Accounting

(361) 825-6029
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Dr. Rabih Zeidan
Associate Professor
of Accounting

(361) 825-5690
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Dr. Qiuhong Zhao
Assistant Professor
of Accounting

(361) 825-3619
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Dr. Daqun Zhang
Assistant Professor
of Accounting

(361) 825-2271
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