Points of Pride

Student Quality

In the past year, we have had our ninth MAcc student selected in eleven years for a post-graduate technical assistantship with the Financial Accounting Standards Board, a BBA graduate selected for a post-graduate assistantship with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, and a team of BBA and MAcc students win the IMA National Case Competition.


Impressive recognition for our faculty through teaching and service awards, including the American Accounting Association Outstanding Educator Award, the Georgia Society of CPAs Accounting Educator of the Year Award, the Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Terry College of Business MBA and Executive MBA Teaching Awards, and the University of Georgia Lilly Teaching Fellowships.


High standards in the classroom and excellent instruction. During the most recent year, the average instructor rating was 4.59 out of 5, and the rating for course rigor was 4.70 out of 5.


Accounting faculty have been nationally recognized with the following awards: the American Accounting Association (AAA) Outstanding Educator Award, AAA Auditing Section Outstanding Educator Award, American Accounting Association Competitive Manuscript Award, American Tax Association Outstanding Manuscript Award, etc.


Three current or former faculty members are joint recipients of the AICPA Gold Medal and Accounting Hall of Fame designation. One is a member of the Financial Executives International Hall of Fame.


Five of our senior faculty members are listed among the top 5% of most productive accounting researchers over the past 50 years.


Our faculty includes the former editor and co-editor of The Accounting Review, the top academic journal in accounting, as well as the former president of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association, a former trustee of the American Taxation Association, and a recipient of the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Educator Award.


Effective career services and high placement rates for BBA and MAcc graduates--over 90% for both programs.


Consistently ranked among the top 12 undergraduate and graduate accounting programs among all schools according to Public Accounting Report.

Student Quality

Impressive national recognition for passing the CPA exam. Most recently, our students rank 2nd nationally with 83.8% passing on the first attempt.


Strong national recognition for faculty research productivity—ranking 8th among private and public schools in publishing in the top academic accounting journal, The Accounting Review, during the past 5 years (2009-2013).

Curriculum Overview

Topics covered include:

  • Accounting standards
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Product cost and budgeting
  • Taxation
  • Auditing, risk assessment, and control

BBA Course Checksheet   View all accounting courses

Positions & Placements

This is just a selection of possible job titles and employers of this major. The UGA Career Center provides a more extensive list.

Careers in Accounting

  • Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Consultant

Acceptance Criteria

What’s considered in your acceptance to the accounting major?

  1. ETS Proficiency Profile
    This is a standardized, multiple-choice assessment of the academic skills.
  2. Accounting Test
    This is a multiple-choice test that covers the content of ACCT 2101.
  3. Accounting course grades
    Grades in ACCT 2101 and ACCT 2102. Applicants currently enrolled in ACCT 2102 will be evaluated based on the grade in ACCT 2101.
  4. Statement of Purpose
    A brief essay (300-400 words) which describes your interest in the accounting major and your future goals.