About The Program
Tennessee Tech’s College of Business helps students master the fundamentals of accounting. We have a long tradition of strong teaching and mentoring within our college as well as the ability to build and maintain relationships with our graduates and stakeholders. During your time as a TTU student, we will help you grow as a working professional while maneuvering with the rapidly changing and ever evolving business environment.
The College of Business is accredited by the AACSB.
The Department of Accounting has a specialized curriculum designed to effectively prepare students to succeed in the field of Accounting. Check out what classes you would be taking in our Course Catalog.
Career Opportunities in Accounting
Our events are designed to help you forge connections with other accounting professionals, learn more about the latest ideas in accounting and take the next steps to grow your supply chain organization or enhance your career. Learn more about career opportunities in Accounting »
The Accounting Department seeks to build on students' academic endeavors through co-curricular activities. These include student organizations, leadership opportunities, networking opportunities, and internships. Explore the various options available to you as a College of Business student below.
Meet the Firms ›
Meet-the-Firms is a unique learning experience in which students can attend an exclusive career fair consisting of 100% accounting firms. Students will have the potential to talk and interact with employers from public accounting firms, industry companies, governmental agencies, and more. Accounting students do not want to miss this valuable and dynamic networking opportunity!
Accounting Pathways ›
Accounting Pathways is a summer leadership program that allows students to work in different accounting firms. These pathways help students determine and finalize their plans after graduation and often develop into full-time employment opportunities! Students can make personal connections within their respective field by handing out resumes, asking thoughtful questions, and building a foundation for a professional network. Accounting pathways is held at the beginning of each spring semester, so be sure not to miss it!
Study Abroad ›
In 2011, Tennessee Tech's Department of Accounting created an opportunity for Accounting students to study international accounting and business and included a visit to the United Kingdom during Spring Break as part of their educational experience. The course allows a student to earn three credit hours from a combination of classroom preparation and international travel.
Internships play a massive part in the Accounting program. We are proud to curate experiential learning opportunities for our students and include them in our curriculum. Featured to the left is Lauren Montgomery, who graduated in the Spring of 2022. Regarding her internship experience, Lauren says,
“Elliott Davis is a public accounting firm, and I worked out of the Nashville office. Through this experience with Elliott Davis, I learned about various types of audits. I learned about internal audits, compliance, and loan reviews. The internship experience at Elliot Davis benefited me for my future because I could meet so many different people and build great relationships with coworkers. I now know more about what public accounting looks like from an audit perspective.”
The Accounting Department offers a variety of co-curricular leadership and learning opportunities to qualifying students through student organizations and honors societies. Each organization has at least one faculty advisor; therefore, our students can network and collaborate with faculty in and out of the classroom. Please check out their spotlight lights below for more information about them and the contact information for getting involved. Learn more about our Student Organizations »
If you have any interest in pursuing accounting as a career, this is the club for you! The organization promotes managerial accounting, internal auditing, and governmental accounting and sponsors social events annually to help you build professional connections. Get involved today to start making an impact on others.