Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Candace Galbreath and Monica Fischer receive their award at the 2015 Undergraduate Accounting Recognition Luncheon.
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.
- Accounting Information Systems
- Corporate Accounting
- Governmental Not For Profit
- Internal Audit
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 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.
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
- Grant Thornton Metroplex Case Competition – Contact Professor John Barden for more details.
Please review the tabs below to learn more about the different aspects of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program.
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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, CGMA
Director, BS Accounting
Tiffany Bortz, CPA
Associate Area Coordinator
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 COMM 1311 Survey of Oral and Technology Based Communications 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 2306 State and Local Government GOVT 2305 American National Government 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 ACCT 3341 Cost Management Systems BCOM 3310 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 BCOM 4350 Advanced Business Communications 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 Accounting Program at UT Dallas, although academically challenging, is rewarding both professionally and personally. The opportunities that UT Dallas has provided me through on campus programs and networking events are unmeasurable. The professors are invested in helping each student achieve his/her goals, and I am truly thankful.”
Mitza M. Gomez
“UT-Dallas has a great accounting program. Looking back on my years at UT-Dallas, I have grown intellectually and professionally. I am very thankful that I found a place where I could flourish and create lasting memories.”
“The Undergraduate Accounting Program is led by some of the most respected professors in the Jindal School of Management, who are committed to continuously improving and developing the program and its students. This commitment to growth and development shapes students into driven and well-rounded business men and women. I am confident that the education I received in the Program has prepared me for my contribution to my communities and the accounting business world.”
“I love our accounting program. Both the faculty members and students are smart, motivated, and fun to be around. I’ve been ‘adopted’ by great mentors whom I could trust for advice in any matter, while gaining invaluable business knowledge. It is with a great group of friends and a prized set of skills that I enter ‘the real world,’ excited and prepared.”
Accounting Business Coaches
This program helps accounting students develop professional career goals with the guidance of School of Management faculty. Each faculty and student will have one-on-one discussions to help students clarify their professional aspirations and discuss course selection. This is available to undergraduate and graduate accounting students only. Each student will be paired with a faculty member.
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
NABA is a nationwide professional association focused on developing, encouraging and serving as a resource for greater participation by African-Americans and other minorities in the accounting and finance professions. Annual dues: $20. Membership open to all UT Dallas undergrad and grad students.
Beta Alpha Psi
This accounting honors fraternity recognizes academic excellence and complements members’ education with networking opportunities. One-time initiation fee: $65. Subsequent annual dues: $35. Membership open to accounting undergrad and grad students with at least a 3.0 GPA in accounting and at least six (6) accounting hours completed.
Welcome to the Accounting Club!!!The Accounting Club is a student-led organization that brings primarily Freshman & Sophomore students together to get interested in the Accounting Profession. The club will have guest speakers and volunteer events each semester. The club is a great place to begin networking and discover Beta Alpha Psi. We provide information and opportunities that will assist you in your accounting careers. All accounting students and those interested in the field are encouraged to come!
DECA prepares emerging leaders for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus has remained consistent and is captured in our mission.
Professional Program in Accounting
Academically motivated sophomore accounting students should look into the Professional Program in Accounting (PPA), which begins fall of their junior year with an application to the program. PPA allows participants to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting in five years. Additional benefits include smaller classes, lessons in “soft” skills, access to a broad range of internships and prep classes for the CPA. Participating in the PPA requires an application, interview and acceptance.
- Bank of America
- Burr Pilger Mayer
- Crowe Horwath
- Dr. Pepper Snapple
- Ernst & Young
- Goldman Sachs
- Grant Thornton
- Lane Gorman Trubitt, LLP
- Lehigh Hanson, Inc.
- McKesson Corporation
- Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP
- Southwest Airlines
- Texas Instruments
- Turner, Stone & Company
- Wagner, Eubank & Nichols, LL