Learning, networking, and career opportunities

Accounting is called the language of business because it communicates financial data to users to help them make better decisions. It identifies, records and communicates relevant, reliable and comparable information about an organization’s business activities. Accountants work in public accounting, governmental, not-for-profit, education and private accounting for all types of businesses in every industry. 

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Internships
  • Regular networking opportunities with accounting firms in the region


  • How to do corporate and personal tax returns
  • Data analysis
  • Utilizing advanced functions in Microsoft Excel

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

You could work as a(n):

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Corporate Auditor
  • IRS Agent
  • Legislative Governmental Auditor
  • Tax Attorney

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Arkansas Legislative Audit
  • Arvest Bank
  • Frost, PLLC
  • HCJ CPAs & Advisors
  • Landmark CPAs
  • Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • Walmart Inc.
  • and more

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Accounting students
Point of Pride

The ATU College of Business is accredited by AACSB International. Less than 5% of business programs have received AACSB accreditation, making it a very elite group.


Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.