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Building the future of accounting in Tulsa

OSU’s accounting major prepares students to become trusted accountants, advisors, auditors, and financial reporting and tax experts who support businesses and organizations in the global marketplace. Accounting students at OSU-Tulsa can take advantage of the university’s downtown location and flexible class options to network and discover internship opportunities with nearby businesses and organizations. The OSU School of Accounting is one of the top 50 accounting programs in the nation and has a 92% job placement rate for its graduates.

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Degree Options Available in Tulsa

  • Internal Reporting, Control, and Auditing prepares students to work with leaders of businesses and other organizations to generate and analyze accounting information. Professionals involved in internal reporting control and auditing are important members of an organization, using business expertise, communication and interpersonal skills, and accounting knowledge to im prove decision-making within that organization.
  • External Reporting, Control, and Auditing builds on critical thinking skills to help ensure that accounting information is useful for making good judgments. Accounting information provided to external stakeholders is a vital resource that allows capital market participants to make in formed decisions, regulators to obtain needed information, and economic resources to be allocated efficiently. Those using this information include investors, creditors, regulators (such as the IRS) and many other stakeholders.

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There’s a discipline that you learn when you’re taking accounting courses, especially at OSU. I get to be an advisor to my clients, not just prepare financial statements. All of the foundational knowledge that I gained at OSU, I definitely use every single day.

- Melinda Stinnett
Managing director, Stinnett & Associates

Courses Include

*course availability varies by semester

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Ethics for Public Accountants
  • External Auditing
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Foundational Accounting and Data Skills
  • Information Assurance Management
  • Strategic Management

Evening, hybrid and online courses make it easy for students to pursue a degree while working.

About OSU-Tulsa

As a metropolitan, urban-serving research university located in Tulsa's Greenwood District, OSU-Tulsa offers Oklahoma State University’s world-class programs in a downtown setting. OSU-Tulsa students graduate with the same OSU degree that students in Stillwater receive. 

Students generally transfer to OSU-Tulsa with an associate's degree or at least 45 credit hours from another institution. The majority of our students take their first two years at Tulsa Community College or another local two- or four-year school, but students have transferred to OSU-Tulsa from colleges and universities across the country.

OSU-Tulsa’s location adds to the value of that degree by giving our students access to the internship and volunteer opportunities, cultural attractions and social scene that come with an urban campus.

Since many of OSU-Tulsa's students are working adults, we offer class schedules, course formats and amenities to support their success. We also offer the convenience of Tulsa-based student services including:

How Much Will it Cost?

OSU is one of the best values in the Big 12 and has lower tuition and fees than many Tulsa-area schools and online-only institutions. OSU-Tulsa offers financial aid, scholarships and tuition waivers, with several dedicated specifically to transfer students.

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Possible options for Accounting majors include:

Contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to learn more.

How Long will it Take?

Use this chart to see how long it will take you to complete your bachelor’s degree at OSU-Tulsa if you transfer with 60 credit hours from your two-year institution. If you transfer with fewer than 60 credit hours, the number of semesters will increase accordingly.

Credit Hours/Semester Semesters (est.)
6 10
9 7
12 5
15 4

Career Paths

  • Corporate accounting
  • Internal auditing
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Treasury
  • Audit and assurance
  • Tax
  • Analytics
  • Fraud and forensics

Some of these careers may require extra training or education.

Potential Employers

  • Federal, state and tribal agencies
  • Retailers
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Corporations
  • Consulting firms
  • Manufacturers
  • Hospitals and health care providers
  • Military
  • Higher education
  • Utility companies
  • Telecommunications companies

Graduate Study

Accounting graduates often continue their education by pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree or graduate certificate. Related graduate programs available at OSU-Tulsa include:

  • Accounting, master's and doctoral
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Business Administration, master’s (MBA)
  • Business Analytics and Data Science, master’s
  • Economics, master’s and doctoral
  • Statistics, master’s and doctoral
  • Management Information Systems, master’s and doctoral
  • Applied Statistics, master’s
  • Finance, doctoral
  • Entrepreneurship, doctoral
  • Business Sustainability Graduate Certificate
  • Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate
  • Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate
  • Information Assurance Graduate Certificate
  • Marketing Analytics Graduate Certificate
  • Non-Profit Management Graduate Certificate

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