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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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 program develops accounting 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 their studies in one of and work toward a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification. The competitive Professional Program in Accounting offers top students a path to earning a BS or MS in Accounting while having access to special classes, outstanding 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

The program also provides students with the opportunity to participate in several prestigious case competitions such as:

Bachelor of Science in FinancePlease review the tabs below to learn more about the different aspects of the BS Accounting degree program.

  • Connect with the Director
  • Student Profile
  • Student Testimonials

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 980
Full-Time Students 635
Part-Time Student 345
Men v. Women 50 percent/50 percent
Transfer/Begin as Freshmen 86 percent/14 percent
Minorities 9 percent
Work Experience 3-5 Years
Average Age 25 Years
Average GPA 2.88
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

Brittany Weber

"Choosing to be a part of the Undergraduate Accounting Program was the best decision I could make for my education and career. Although the program is academically excellent, it has also allowed me to grow personally, professionally, and intellectually. The professors truly care about their students’ success and strive to help us achieve our goals."

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

"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

"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."