Our Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) is designed to prepare undergraduate business students for the accounting profession. The PPA program helps you to develop the professional and leadership skills necessary to begin a rewarding career in accounting.
Our PPA Seminar class provides you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and network with accounting professionals. This class helps prepare you for the internship recruiting process that occurs your junior year.
The PPA program provides a seamless pathway from our BBA program in Accounting to the successful completion of a Master of Accounting (MAc) degree.
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The MAc program is a 30-hour, full-time program designed to refine your critical thinking and professional development. Our program is completed in two consecutive semesters, generally with 15 hours per semester. Additionally, the MAc program provides the additional hours beyond those required in a bachelors degree in accounting to take the CPA exam in Texas.
Our MAc program is a cohort program with classroom sizes averaging between 25-35 students per class. Our small class sizes will not only enable you to get to know your professors, but you will also have the opportunity to build strong relationships with your peers that can translate to lifelong friendships and networking opportunities.
Our TCU Student
Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants was established to
equip our students in a customizable way to drive success at TCU and beyond. We
strive to increase awareness of existing opportunities and support while
creating new ones. Students connect over shared experiences such as passing
classes, taking professional exams, and finding internships and jobs. They
develop a powerful network of professionals in the Fort Worth chapter and
across the country who are happy to work with students to build their future.
with the National Association of Black Accountants to bring the Accounting
Career Awareness Program to Fort Worth on the TCU campus to bridge the
opportunity gap for African American high school students and other minority
students. Students spend one week on the TCU campus over the summer, getting a
taste of the college experience and learning more about careers in accounting
and finance. And it’s all free.
TCU MAc alumni are happy to meet with students on campus and off. We host special events, networking, football tailgates and more, and welcome alumni to speak in class and at special events.
We partner with Dallas-Fort Worth organizations to increase our students’ experience and benefit our community. To partner with us on projects contact Renee Olvera, director of the TCU MAc program.
TCU MAc students provide free income tax preparation services for qualifying families in the Fort Worth area through United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Our students give back to their community while enhancing and developing their personal tax preparation skills.
deserving student at TCU or honor an outstanding professor. TCU accounting
students and professors receive several accounting-designated awards and
scholarships, including the Bob Vigeland Excellence in Accounting Fund, which supports
classroom innovation and experiential learning, the Neeley Inclusive Excellence
Fund, which supports the National Association of Black Accountants and the
Accounting Career Awareness Program, the Geraldine Dominiak Memorial Award for Excellence,
which honors an outstanding professor mentor, and many more scholarships and
To support the TCU Accounting Department, you
can make an online gift here, designated to the fund you wish to support.
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