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Female BBA Accounting student at University of St. Thomas - Houston

Often called the language of business, accounting is a critical business discipline. Every organization relies on a good number cruncher's knowledge to transform financial information into a format that’s easy to understand.

If you’re an organized, detailed-oriented problem-solver who enjoys working with numbers, accounting may be a great choice for you. Demand for skilled accountants is on the rise, and it’s a solid choice with excellent career prospects.

UST’s central location in the thriving city of Houston means you’ll find a broad spectrum of internship and job opportunities. Whether you want to be an accountant for an established company or an innovative startup, you’ll gain a wealth of knowledge with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

University of St. Thomas - Houston company logos for accounting grads These are just a few of the companies where UST accounting grads have found great jobs. With dozens of major organizations headquartered in Houston, our city is rich with career promise. An accounting degree opens up a world of job opportunities in:

  • Banking and finance
  • Education
  • Medicine and health care
  • Oil and gas
  • Technology

What can I do with an accounting degree?

Kirk Monroe, University of St. Thomas - Houston BBA & MBA Accounting Graduate

UST gave me good direction at a time when I really needed it, challenged me and taught me how to be successful.

Kirk Monroe, MBA, CPA President, Lightning Step Technologies | BBA and MBA Accounting, 2008

Go Beyond Business As Usual

University of St. Thomas - Houston Cameron School of Business group of students and professorsUST is Houston’s only Catholic university, and Catholic social values form the foundation of our core curriculum. We respect the life and dignity of the human person, and believe in contributing to the common good. You'll learn how to engage in capitalism with a conscience, weighing the moral implications of your decisions.

Even in business classes, you’re welcome to talk about big topics, from ethics to religion. We discuss current events, including business impact, community responsibility and how we can improve conditions in the future. Many of our graduates are driving positive transformation through their work in the business world.