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Department of Accounting

Dr. Ann L. Watkins, Department of Accounting Chair

        Welcome to the Department of Accounting at Texas State     
  University. As department chair, I am happy to share with you
  information about our
programs, the department and Texas State. 

        Texas State University is an Emerging Research University. 
  This highlights the University's commitment to excellence in
  graduate education and research.  Texas State University is a
  place of great energy, intellectual challenge, and opportunity.

       Dr. Ann L. Watkins
Department of Accounting Chair

The McCoy College of Business is accredited by the AACSB.  It is a student centered learning community with classes taught by full time faculty (no teaching assistants).
The Department of Accounting oversees three programs of study:
Student Employment & Careers
The Department of Accounting experiences excellent job placement with 15-20 major recruiters on campus each semester.  Our alumni have achieved professional distinction and success in public accounting, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations.
There are three Accounting student organizations for development of leadership skills,
recognition of scholarship and opportunity to make lifelong friends:
At Texas State University your preparation for success in your career and for a life of exemplary
character is taken very seriously.  For more information about us, visit our website,
call (512) 245-2566, or email


Our mission is to offer quality, student-centered accounting programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Our primary goal is to prepare students for careers in public accounting, industry, government, nonprofit, and other organizations.

We strive to:

  • Provide quality instruction and curricula that offer strong conceptual foundations and technical skills in accounting. Our programs emphasize critical thinking, ethical decision-making, technology usage, and communication skills. Our graduate programs augment the undergraduate degree and prepare graduates for professional careers in accounting including eligibility for licensure by State Boards of Public Accountancy.

  • Engage in intellectual contributions in the areas of discipline-based scholarship, contributions to practice and learning and pedagogical research.
  • Provide service to our department, college, university, and other academic organizations. This includes support of the accounting profession and accounting student organizations. We also strive to build and maintain professional relationships among students, alumni, the accounting profession, and other stakeholders.