Analysts have predicted that accounting will be one of the fastest growing segments of the national economy throughout the next several years. With more than 600 enrolled students each semester, the accounting program at the UH C. T. Bauer College of Business stands to prove those predictions.
“This is the finest hour to be in accounting. There is no better time than now to be in the profession,” says Barry Melancon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Bauer College students seem to agree, as accounting is the largest undergraduate major in the school. Senior Jyoti Sugavanam credits the accounting program at Bauer with helping her secure a prestigious internship with the tax department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world’s largest accounting firm.
“The accounting courses at Bauer exposed me to different scenarios and to think about them in a deeper manner, beyond making just journal entries,” says Sugavanam, who will receive her second accounting degree from Bauer in December 2008. A native of India, she received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Bombay in 1999.
“I have had great professors who demonstrated a passion for their subjects, inspired and challenged me to achieve higher levels,” she added. “They have been great teachers and mentors and have been creative in bringing energy and fun to the subject.”
About the University of Houston
The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.
About the Bauer College of Business
The C.T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C.T. Bauer College of Business.