Bachelor of Science in Accounting
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BS Accounting) 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 six career areas 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).
As an accounting major, students have the opportunity to participate in several prestigious case competitions such as:
- AICPA This Way to CPA Case Competition
- Deloitte FanTAXtic Case Competition
- University of Arizona’s Eller Ethics Case Competition
- University of Pittsburgh’s Berg Cup Case Competition
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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.
Fall 2014 Undergraduate Accounting Student Profile
|Class Statistics||Percentage or Number|
|Men v. Women||50 percent/50 percent|
|Transfer/Begin as Freshmen||86 percent/14 percent|
|Work Experience||3 – 5 Years|
|Average Age||25 Years|
|Average Salary: Public Accounting||$55,000.00|
|Average Salary: Corporate Accounting||$45,000.00|
Recent graduates are working at companies such as:
- Grant Thornton
- Wells Fargo
- Ernst & Young
- Goldman Sachs
- Texas Instruments
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
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
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
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”