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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree

The at the Naveen Jindal School of Management is a 120 semester credit hours degree program that provides students a broad–based education that balances accounting concepts with practical knowledge. The accounting program develops professionals who understand the role of information in organizations and financial markets, have the necessary skills to integrate financial analysis and possess analytical and management skills.

Students may focus in one of and work toward a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification. The Professional Program in Accounting offers top students a path to earning a BS or MS in Accounting while having access to special classes, internships and prepare for CPA exams upon completion of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy’s educational requirements (150 semester credit hours).

Case Competitions

As an accounting major, students have the opportunity to participate in several prestigious case competitions such as:

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The Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting at Jindal School of Management is designed to prepare students for careers in public accounting, corporate accounting, or government/not-for-profit organizations. It provides a solid foundation of critical analytical skills, promotes ethical awareness, enhances communication and networking skills, and introduces regulatory compliance. Accounting is the language of business and the program offers a well-balanced education that emphasizes fundamentals as well as practical application that makes you to become a leader in the accounting profession.

John Barden, CPA, CFE

Director, BS Accounting

Tiffany Bortz, CPA

Associate Director, BS Accounting

Fall 2014 Undergraduate Accounting Student Profile

Class Statistics Percentage or Number
Enrolled Students 1058
Full-Time Students 708
Part-Time Student 350
Men v. Women 50 percent/50 percent
Transfer/Begin as Freshmen 86 percent/14 percent
Minorities 7 percent
Work Experience 3 – 5 Years
Average Age 25 Years
Average GPA 2.80
Average Salary: Public Accounting $55,000.00
Average Salary: Corporate Accounting $45,000.00

Recent graduates are working at companies such as:

  • BDO
  • Deloitte
  • Grant Thornton
  • Pepsi
  • Wells Fargo
  • Chase
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Cisco
  • Goldman Sachs
  • McGladrey
  • Texas Instruments
  • Freshman Year

    FALL SEMESTER – 16 Semester Credit Hours SPRING SEMESTER – 15 Semester Credit Hours
    BA 1100 Business Basics* ARTS 1301 Exploration of the Arts
    HIST 1301 U.S. History Survey to Civil War HIST 1302 U.S. History Survey to Civil War
    MATH 1325 Applied Calculus I HUMA 1301 Exploration of the Humanities
    RHET 1302 Rhetoric MATH 1326 Applied Calculus II
    Natural Science Natural Science
    Free Elective
  • Sophomore Year

    FALL SEMESTER – 15 Semester Credit Hours SPRING SEMESTER – 15 Semester Credit Hours
    ACCT 2301 Introductory Financial Accounting ACCT 2302 Introductory Management Accounting
    BLAW 2301 Business and Public Law ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
    ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics GOVT 2302 Political Institutions in the U.S. and Texas
    GOVT 2301 Constitutional Foundations and Political Behavior in the U.S. and Texas ITSS 3300 Information Technology for Business
    Free Elective Natural Science
  • Junior Year

    FALL SEMESTER – 16 Semester Credit Hours SPRING SEMESTER – 15 Semester Credit Hours
    ACCT 3100 Professional Development* ACCT 3332 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
    ACCT 3331 Intermediate Financial Accounting I ACCT 3350 Fundamentals of Taxation
    BCOM 3310 Business Communications BCOM 4350 Advanced Business Communications
    FIN 3320 Business Finance OPRE 3310 Operations Management
    OPRE 3360 Managerial Methods of Decision Making Approved Upper-Level Accounting Elective
    OPRE 3333 Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Senior Year

    FALL SEMESTER – 15 Semester Credit Hours SPRING SEMESTER ** – 15 Semester Credit Hours
    ACCT 4334 Auditing ACCT 4342 Analysis and Design of Acct Systems
    ACCT 3341 Cost Management Systems BPS 4305 Strategic Management
    MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing IMS 3310 International Business
    OBHR 3310 Organizational Behavior Approved Upper-Level Accounting Elective
    Approved Upper-Level Accounting Elective Approved Upper-Level Accounting Elective

* Denotes a 1 semester credit hour course.

** Internship requirement MUST be completed by graduation.

Natural Science: 9 semester credit hours is required in Natural Sciences with a least one course with a significant laboratory.

Rafael Diaz

Rafael Diaz

“The Undergraduate Accounting Program has meant the world to me. It has developed me into a sharp, confident professional who is ready to begin a successful career at a public accounting firm. The program is strengthened by the amazing professors that go above and beyond to help students achieve their maximum potential.”

Shahrzad Azimi

Shahrzad Azimi

“The Undergraduate Accounting Program thrives on dedication, professionalism, and authenticity. As a student in the Professional Program in Accounting, the aspect I cherish the most is the genuineness of the professors. The professors strive to create an environment conducive to learning, as well as fostering the long-term success of each individual student.”

Zach Chambers

Zach Chambers

“I chose the Undergraduate Accounting Program because it challenges the way a student thinks about business. In the classroom, the professors promote a deeper understanding of accounting and how it translates into the business world. This program has absolutely prepared me for a successful career at a public accounting firm.”