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University of Arizona, Eller College of Management Accounting Program Profile

Written by AnonymousDecember 9, 2011
University of Arizona

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Eller College of Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting

The undergraduate accounting program at the University of Arizona, a large public institution located in central Tucson, aims to provide a quality business education that prepares students for successful careers.

The accounting department prides itself on its active involvement in scholarly research — most members of the accounting faculty contribute regularly to business and academic journals. This reflects the University of Arizona’s greater goal of serving as a primary research institution.

In addition, the department is dedicated to promoting diversity within the accounting program and within the accounting profession as a whole. In an effort to attract students who are traditionally underrepresented in accounting degree programs, the school has created the Business Careers Awareness Program (BCAP). Partnering with top accounting firms, BCAP invites high school students to participate in a weeklong pre-college seminar that is designed to prepare students for undergraduate coursework in the discipline.

What’s the school’s contact information?
Department of Accounting – Eller College of Management
University of Arizona
McClelland Hall
301P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108
Phone: 520.621.2620
Fax: 520.621.3742

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual in-state tuition: $ 6,540
Annual out-of-state tuition: $ 21,949
Room and board: $ 8,614
Required fees: $ 315
Books and supplies: $ 1,000

What’s the typical student profile?
The University of Arizona has a total enrollment of 30,333 undergraduate students. Of the student population, 48 percent are male and 52 percent are female. Approximately 30 percent of all students are from out of state.

What type of test scores do I need?
Range for SAT Critical Reading: 460-600
Range for SAT Math: 490-620
Range for ACT Composite: 21-27
Average High School GPA: 3.37

Regular application deadline: May 1

Career and placement
The accounting program has made an effort to build solid relationships with the business community in Tucson and beyond. As a result, the school has an active on-campus recruiting program that attracts firms of all sizes.

Many local businesses are frequent participants in the school’s internship and externship programs. Internships provide in-depth work experience and on-the-job training, while externships offer a glimpse into the inner workings of a company, without requiring any long-term commitment. 

To prepare students for employment, the Eller College of Management provides a wide range of other career resources, including:

  • Resume review
  • Interviewing practice
  • Professional image development
  • Career exploration and counseling
  • Internship placement
  • Externship placement

In addition, students are encouraged to join the University of Arizona Accounting Society, one of the most active student organizations. The club hosts numerous professional networking events throughout the year, and sends out a book of resumes to firms across the country each semester.

All data is as of 2012.