Earn two degrees that position you to succeed in a high-demand field.
Every industry needs expert accountants, and the growth of technology has made programming and data analysis skills more important than ever. With an Accounting Information Technology degree, you’ll be prepared to enter a rapidly growing profession. The 150-hour program awards both a Bachelor of 商业管理 in 会计 and a Bachelor of 艺术s in Computer 信息技术. You’ll graduate ready to start a position like financial analyst, IT consultant, systems analyst or fraud examiner specializing in cybercrime.
You’ll learn accounting skills and business principles – along with database theory and applications, computer science concepts and web programming. Develop the problem-solving, critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills that you’ll need to succeed in the global economy. Collaborate on relevant research with 会计 and 计算机科学 professors who have years of real-world experience.
Austin, a tech hub, state capital and the nation’s 11th-largest city, is an excellent place to study, intern and find a job in government or the private sector. Our students have also interned – and then been hired – at Big Four accounting firms. They’ve been recruited by the IRS and FBI and have become CPAs and Certified Fraud Examiners. When you earn a degree in 会计 信息技术, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in a field with a solid future.
What do our graduates do?
会计 信息技术 majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.
- IT advisory associate at KPMG
- Senior internal audit IT at Charles Schwab
- Internal audit manager at AMD
安东尼fragapane '18 took advantage of SEU’s strong alumni network and found a career mentor at KPMG. The mentor helped Anthony score a first-round interview with the firm and gave him advice on how to stand out during his summer internship. As a junior, Anthony accepted a full-time offer with KPMG upon graduation.
主要要求： The 会计 信息技术 degree program requires 97 hours of major coursework.
普通教育 Requirements: All majors require 44 hours of general education that students complete over the course of four years, in addition to their major courses.
A few examples of the 会计 信息技术 courses students take:
- 会计 Information Systems – Examine fundamental accounting information systems. The course focuses on semantic modeling and systems design; the relationship of system and organization; and objectives, policies, procedures and plans.
- Database Theory and Applications – Receive an introduction to database concepts, data models, data description languages, query facilities, file organization, file security and data integrity/reliability.
- Web编程 – Learn online programming concepts, including form processing scripts, data structure, basic database connectivity and the appropriate structure and style for the World Wide Web.
Our Faculty and 学生支持服务
Our 会计 faculty members bring experience in the accounting profession – as auditors, tax practitioners, business consultants and government administrators – to their instruction and research. They teach students a combination of qualitative, quantitative and ethical reasoning skills that prepare them for the global economy.
Our Computer 信息技术 faculty bring knowledge in database management, software application design and consulting for process improvements. Their courses ensure students gain experience with ever-changing technologies.
"Our AIT students are in extraordinarily high demand from employers because of their unique skill sets."
– 路易丝单, chair of the 会计 Department
Along with personal attention and mentorship from their professors, our students have access to offices and programs outside of the classroom that support their success. We encourage students to take advantage of these resources that help them excel:
- Academic counseling and advising
- Supplemental instruction and tutoring
- Career preparation and advising
- Writing Center consultation
- Health and wellness counseling
- Student disability support
Both the 会计 and 计算机科学 部门 have close connections with the Austin business community. These relationships place students in the heart of Austin’s booming tech scene and provide opportunities for them to gain experience and graduate career-ready.
Students in 会计 and 计算机科学 courses can collaborate with professors on research projects and present their work at a number of local and regional conferences, including SOURCE, the on-campus undergraduate research forum, and at academic conferences. Students are required to complete a major research project for course credit in their final year in the program.
Students in the program can take advantage of internship opportunities with Big 4 accounting firms (Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC), regional and local firms, and Austin-area business and government organizations. These employers recruit students on campus during the Job and Internship Fair and the 会计 Career Fair.
Students can take internships for academic credit, as part of the required hours for the major. The internship course is structured to meet requirements set by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) for the CPA exam.
Each fall, the Accounting Department hosts an 会计 Student Retreat for students to network with community professionals, learn more about internships and certifications, and gain tips for passing the CPA exam.