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    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    May 24, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting and Information Management

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Terry L. Neal, Head
Anita S. Hollander, Assistant Head and Director of Information Management

Behn, B.K. (Deloitte LLP Professor), PhD, CPA – Arizona State
Luna, L., PhD, CPA – Tennessee
Myers, J.N. (Dennis Hendrix Distinguished Professor), PhD – Michigan
Myers, L.A. (Haslam Distinguished Chair), PhD, CMA – Michigan
Neal, T.L. (Richard L. Townsend Distinguished Professor), PhD, CPA – Tennessee

Associate Professors
Chyz, J.A., PhD, CPA – Arizona
Fuller, R.M. (Jan R. Williams Professor), PhD – Indiana

Assistant Professors
Cunningham, L.M., PhD, CPA – Arkansas
Lee, J.S., PhD – Georgia State
Li, Y., PhD – South Carolina
Schmardebeck, L.R., PhD, CPA – Arkansas
Schuchard, K., PhD, CPA – Texas
Summers, J.D., PhD – Oklahoma

Carroll, D.M., MAcc, CPA – Tennessee
Chyz, S.K., JD – Virginia
Flom, R.A., MAcc, CPA – Tennessee
Hart, I.A., DBA, CPA – Anderson University
Hollander, A.S. (Distinguished Lecturer), PhD – Tennessee
Jordan, L.L., MPA, CPA, PMP – Tennessee State University
King, A.D., MAcc, CPA – Tennessee
Warren, A.D., MAcc, CPA – Tennessee
Winegardner, A.M., MAcc, CPA – Tennessee

Emeriti Faculty
Anderson, K.E. (Pugh and Company Professor), PhD, CPA – Indiana
Carcello, J.V. (EY and Business Alumni Professor), PhD, CPA, CMA, CIA, CGMA – Georgia State
Kiger, J.E., PhD, CPA – Missouri
Reeve, J., PhD – Oklahoma State
Roth, H.P., PhD, CPA, CMA – Virginia Tech
Stanga, K., PhD, CPA – Louisiana State
Townsend, R.L., PhD, CPA – Texas
Williams, J.R., PhD, CPA – Arkansas

The University of Tennessee has one of the leading accounting programs in the nation. The program emphasizes the conceptual and applied understanding of business information and prepares students for careers in accounting and business.

The faculty strongly encourages students who desire to become professional accountants, such as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), to continue their formal education in UT’s full-time, eleven-month Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program, which is described in the University’s Graduate Catalog. 

The primary objective of the 30 semester-hour MAcc program is to prepare students for careers as professional accountants. MAcc students select a specialty area in (1) audit/controls (2) information management or (3) taxation. 

Taken together, the BS and MAcc programs provide graduates not only with two academic degrees, but also with the educational requirements to sit for the CPA and/or CISA exam as well as the academic preparation to begin successful careers as professional accountants. Most states, including Tennessee, require 150 semester hours of education to sit for the CPA exam. At UT, students may earn 120 semester hours in the undergraduate program and then 30 hours in the MAcc program, for a total of 150 semester hours. The accounting faculty strongly encourages MAcc students to take the CPA and CISA exams as soon as they qualify.

The UT undergraduate accounting program offers its majors an opportunity to participate in two full-time, highly-structured internship programs. The first internship program emphasizes internships in industry. The second internship program emphasizes internships with public accounting firms. Both internship experiences are full-time and offer relevant work assignments and significant compensation.

The undergraduate accounting curriculum introduces students to the major functional areas of accounting (financial, managerial, etc.). The curriculum also requires students to choose a three-course collateral area in one of five areas that closely complement a career in accounting – business analytics, finance, information management, international business, or supply chain management. 

The UT accounting program has separate accounting accreditation from AACSB International and is one of the first accounting programs to have earned this designation. As an accredited program, the UT accounting program continuously meets or exceeds a rigorous set of international accreditation standards and is peer reviewed on a regular basis.

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