School of Accountancy

Interim Director's Welcome

The School of Accountancy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley offers students Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. degrees in accounting from a highly-qualified faculty dedicated to students success. The education students receive here will prepare them for various career options including sitting for the CPA exam, working as an accounting manager in an organization or for working in an accounting firm, small or large. Our graduates currently work in many different organizations ranging from local CPA firms to the Governmental Accounting Office and major accounting firms across the nation.

The Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship is accredited by the AACSB International which places the college among the top five percent of all business schools worldwide. In the future, the School of Accountancy hopes to build on this prestige by obtaining separate AACSB accounting accreditation.

Andres Bello

Raj Parikh, Ph.D.
Interim Director

For internship opportunities, students and employers may contact Professor Lauran Schmid at or (956) 882-7207.

For information related to the Master of Accountancy program, students may contact

For information related to adjunct faculty, contact the department administrator