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Bachelor of Science in Accounting


Mariam Danelia shares her UT-Dallas experiences at the 2017 Undergraduate Accounting Recognition Luncheon
PPA students celebrate their achievement at the graduation luncheon
Accounting peer mentors attend the graduation luncheon

The at the Naveen Jindal School of Management is a 120 semester credit hours degree program that provides students a broad–based education that helps them learn accounting concepts while providing a balance of practical knowledge. The accounting degree develops professionals who understand the role of information in organizations and financial markets, have the 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.

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Audit
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Governmental Not For Profit
  • Internal Audit
  • Tax

Professional Program in Accounting (PPA)

Jindal PPA 100% Internship Placement

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).


Internship Requirement

As of fall 2014, students who have been admitted to our undergraduate programs must complete at least one internship to graduate. Please contact us if you have questions regarding to internship requirements.

Zero Credit Internship BA 4090 enrollment request form
  • Connect with the Director
  • Degree Plan
  • Student Profile
  • Student Testimonials
  • Student Involvement
  • Recruiting Companies

Connect with the Director

The BS Accounting program at the 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 Gamino Director
Undergraduate Accounting
Tiffany Bortz, CPA Associate Area Coordinator
Undergraduate Accounting
Van Dam Program Coordinator
Undergraduate Accounting
     

Degree Plan

Below is a sample of our degree plan for fall 2016 catalog. For the latest information about Course Catalogs and Course Information please visit the BS in Accounting page of the UT Dallas JSOM Undergraduate Catalog.

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Freshman Year
FALL SEMESTER – 16 Semester Credit Hours SPRING SEMESTER – 16 Semester Credit Hours
BA 1100 Business Basics1 ACCT 3100 Professional Development1
Language, Philosophy and Culture (040 core) ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
MATH 1325 Applied Calculus I MATH 1326 Applied Calculus II
RHET 1302 Rhetoric COMM 1311 Communications
HIST 1301 U.S History Survey to Civil War HIST 1302 U.S. History Survey from Civil War
Creative Arts (050 core) OPRE 3333 Quantitative Business Analysis
UNIV 1010 Assessment0
Sophomore Year
FALL SEMESTER – 15 Semester Credit Hours SPRING SEMESTER – 15 Semester Credit Hours
GOVT 2305 American National Government GOVT 2306 State and Local Government
MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing OPRE 3360 Managerial Methods of Decision Making
ACCT 2301 Introductory Financial Accounting ACCT 2302 Introductory Management Accounting
BLAW 2301 Business and Public Law ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
Life & Physical Sciences (030 core) Life & Physical Sciences (030 core)
Junior Year
FALL SEMESTER * – 15 Semester Credit Hours SPRING SEMESTER – 15 Semester Credit Hours
FIN 3320 Business Finance ACCT 3332 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
BCOM 3310 Business Communications ACCT 3350 Fundamentals of Taxation
ACCT 3331 Intermediate Financial Accounting I OPRE 3310 Operations Management
ACCT 3341 Cost Management Systems UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVE
Free Elective FREE ELECTIVE
UNIV 2020 Assessment0
Senior Year
FALL SEMESTER – 15 Semester Credit Hours SPRING SEMESTER – 15 Semester Credit Hours
ACCT 4334 Auditing BPS 4305 Strategic Management
BCOM 4350 Advanced Business Communications ACCT 4342 Analysis & Design of Accounting Systems
ITSS 3300 Information Technology for Business IMS 3310 International Business
OBHR 3310 Organizational Behavior UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVE
UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVE UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVE

*Internship requirement MUST be completed by graduation.
1 Denotes a 1 semester credit hour course.
0 Denotes a 0 credit hour requirement
Life & Physical Science: 6 semester credit hours are required with a least one course with a significant laboratory.
Free Electives: 5 semester credit hours are required for the B.S. Accounting degree
Accounting Guided Electives: 12 semester credit hours from ACCT 3322, ACCT 4336, ACCT 4337, ACCT 4340, FIN 3330, FIN 3360, FIN 3380, FIN 3390, ITSS 4340, ACCT 4301 or ITSS 4301, OPRE 4350, ACCT 4V80.

Students wishing to fast track into the graduate program in Accounting may take up to six (6) semester credit hours of graduate ACCT electives – see Tiffany Bortz, Associate Area Coordinator, for specific fast-track courses. Cumulative GPA of 3.4 minimum required for Fast-Track Program. See Academic Advisor for other requirements.

For the latest information about Course Catalogs and Course Information please visit the BS in Accounting page of the UT Dallas JSOM Undergraduate Catalog.

UT Dallas JSOM Undergraduate Catalog

     

Student Profile

Fall 2017 Undergraduate Accounting Student Profile
Class Statistics Percentage or Number
Full-Time Students 80%
Part-Time Student 20%
Men / Women 50% / 50%
Minorities 26%
Work Experience 3 – 5 Years
Average Age 23 Years
Average GPA 2.70
Average Starting Salary: Public Accounting $55,000
Average Starting Salary: Corporate Accounting $45,000

Recent graduates are working at companies such as:

  • Bank of America
  • BDO
  • Beaird Harris
  • BKD
  • Burr Pilger Mayer
  • Chase
  • Cisco
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Deloitte
  • Dr. Pepper Snapple
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Grant Thornton
  • KPMG
  • Lane Gorman Trubitt, LLP
  • Lehigh Hanson, Inc.
  • Lennox
  • McGladrey
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP
  • Pepsi
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Texas Instruments
  • Thomson Reuters
  • TravisWolff
  • Turner, Stone & Company
  • UPS
  • Wagner, Eubank & Nichols, LL
  • Wells Fargo
  • Weaver
  • Whitley Penn

Student Testimonials

Christian Duerte

Christian Duerte

Dallas, TX – Class of 2018

“The accounting program at UT Dallas gave me so much. Every faculty member I interacted with was personally invested in my academic and professional success, and they always made themselves available to answer any questions about their courses or life. I’m extremely satisfied with all the learning I acquired in my time here and feel prepared for a successful professional career in accounting.”

Dae Tak

Dae Tak

Plano, TX – Class of 2018

“The accounting program has prepared me to begin my professional career in complete confidence. Being an international student, I’ve encountered many challenges and obstacles. However, each faculty, staff, and student who I met through the program has taught me lifelong, valuable lessons and has motivated me in and out of classroom settings. The excellent curriculum, Professional Program in Accounting, and the diverse organizations available as components of JSOM accounting programs have provided me with opportunities and skills that I could not have obtained elsewhere. I can’t express in words how grateful I am for this wonderful program!”

Urmi Khatri

Urmi Khatri

Allen, TX – Class of 2018

“The accounting program at UT Dallas is the perfect combination of development and family. Not only do we learn the skills needed to be successful in the professional environment from our faculty and staff, but we also meet new people that we come to consider family. I am so grateful for this program because it has provided me the opportunity to grow professionally and personally, and allowed me to build relationships that I will never forget. Thank you!”

Student Involvement

The BS in Accounting program encourages students to develop, refine and enrich their classroom and other educational experiences by joining case competitions, student organizations such as Accounting Business Coaches, Accounting Club, Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and the Professional Program in Accounting.

Case Competitions

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

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

Our peer-to-peer mentoring program allows experienced Juniors and Seniors to mentor their peers in the same program. Contact Van Dam if you need a mentor or want to be a mentor.

Meet the Firms

Fall 2017 Meet the Firms, a career expo with more than 35 firms solely for accounting students.


Undergraduate Accounting Recognition Luncheon

The Accounting Area recognizes graduating students at the Annual Recognition Luncheon.

Students at the Undergraduate Accounting Luncheon at the Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas, 2016

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) Events

Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) Events

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Events

Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) Events

Undergraduate Accounting Club (UAC) Events

Recruiting Companies

These companies are actively recruiting BS Accounting students at the Jindal School of Management.

  • Alliance Data
  • Armanino
  • BAKC Accountants & Advisors
  • Bank of America
  • BKD
  • BDO
  • Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute
  • Burr Pilger Mayer
  • Chase
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Deloitte
  • Dr. Pepper Snapple
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Grant Thornton
  • Hein
  • H&R Block
  • KPMG
  • Lane Gorman Trubitt, LLP
  • Lehigh Hanson, Inc.
  • Lennox
  • McGladrey
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP
  • Pepsi
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • RGL Forensics
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sun, Blankenship & Associates, LLC
  • Texas Instruments
  • Turner, Stone & Company
  • UPS
  • Wagner, Eubank & Nichols, LL
  • Wells Fargo
  • Weaver
  • Whitley Penn