255 Brooks Hall
310 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
The School of Accounting at the University of Georgia was established in 1977 and named the J. M. Tull School of Accounting in 1978. The mission of the J. M. Tull School of Accounting is to pursue excellence in accounting education.
As a professional school in a major public research university, we are committed to teaching, research, and service that advances the accounting discipline and prepares future leaders for business and academia.
Points of Pride
Our students rank No. 1 nationally in first-time pass rates among large programs for all parts of the CPA exam. They have received both state and national honors for their work.
Tull alumni currently or previously have held positions as CEO or CFO of publicly traded companies such as the Coca-Cola Company, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Cox Enterprises, Lionsgate, Mirant, Rare Hospitality, The Cheesecake Factory, Time Warner and Viacom.
Our faculty includes:
- the former editor and co-editor of The Accounting Review, the top academic journal in accounting
- the former president of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association
- a trustee of the American Taxation Association
- and recipients of the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Educator Award and AAA Auditing Section’s Outstanding Educator Award
Five of our senior faculty members ranked in the top 5 percent of the most productive accounting scholars over the last 50 years.
With over 125 PhD graduates, the Tull School has a strong PhD placement history, with recent graduates employed at Brigham Young University, Michigan State University, Nanyang Technological University, Texas A&M University, University of Illinois, University of Notre Dame, University of Virginia and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Our undergraduate, MAcc, and PhD programs rank 6th, 7th and 9th, respectively, among public institutions, according to Public Accounting Report.
93 percent of accounting graduates obtain employment within three months of graduation.
Our faculty ranks 15th internationally in academic research productivity in premier and top accounting journals over the past six years across all accounting disciplines, 8th for experimental audit and archival tax research, and 15th for financial archival research.
J.M. Tull School of Accounting Offerings
Degree earned: Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
If you’re a current undergraduate accounting major at UGA and are interested in pursuing a graduate degree, you are eligible to apply to the 5-year BBA/MAcc program during your senior year.
The 5-year program allows you to satisfy requirements for both the BBA and MAcc degrees concurrently.
Our Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is consistently ranked among the top 10 public programs in the nation and will equip you with the hard accounting skills needed to succeed as a CPA or in a senior financial position.
Research in the J. M. Tull School of Accounting focuses on issues of importance to the accounting and business community, such as the impact of accounting information on capital markets and on the behavior of decision-makers within firms.
UGA is in Derek Hammock’s blood. It started when he was 3 as he watched the Bulldogs between the hedges and has continued through his master’s degree, with plenty of experiences, honors and awards in between.
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