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Lesley Capehart

Lesley Capehart gives his speech at the 2016 Undergraduate Accounting Recognition Luncheon

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Jenna Taylor, Victoria Alperovich, Rachael Bourgeois and Regina Chowdhury receive their award at the 2016 Undergraduate Accounting Recognition Luncheon

Victoria Alperovich

Victoria Alperovich gives her speech at the 2016 Undergraduate Accounting Recognition Luncheon

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree

Accounting students won 1st place at the 1st Annual Grant Thornton Metroplex Case Competition

Bachelors 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 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
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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 Barden, CPA, CFE, CGMA

Director

BS Accounting

Tiffany Bortz, CPA

Associate Area Coordinator

BS Accounting

Van Dam

Program Coordinator

BS Accounting

     

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.

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 John Barden, Undergraduate Accounting Program Director, or 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

     

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Accounting Student Profile

Class Statistics Percentage or Number
Full-Time Students 80%
Part-Time Student 20%
Men/Women 50 percent/50 percent
Minorities 7 percent
Work Experience 3 – 5 Years
Average Age 24 Years
Average GPA 2.70
Average Salary: Public Accounting $55,000
Average 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
  • KPMG
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Grant Thornton
  • Lane Gorman Trubitt, LLP
  • Lehigh Hanson, Inc.
  • Lennox
  • McGladrey
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP
  • Pepsi
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Texas Instruments
  • TravisWolff
  • Turner, Stone & Company
  • UPS
  • Wagner, Eubank & Nichols, LL
  • Wells Fargo
  • Weaver
  • Whitley Penn
Lesley Capehart

Lesley Capehart

Midlothian, TX – Class of 2016

“As a non-traditional student, I understand the challenges of returning to school later in life; however, I am confident that I made the best choice with the accounting program at UTD. The school provides countless resources and opportunities to help students reach their full potential, and the faculty is truly committed, invested and passionate about student’s success both academically and professionally.”

Anisa Din

Anisa Din

Frisco, TX – Class of 2016

“The accounting program at UT Dallas has opened so many doors for me. It has given me the opportunity to intern at three different accounting firms — MCG, PwC and Deloitte. It has given me the opportunity to collaborate with wonderful students that I consider my close friends as well as faculty who have become my mentors. All the organizations, case competitions and challenging curriculum have given me the tools I need to be successful in the future. I thank the accounting faculty of UT Dallas for a wonderful experience that I will forever be grateful for!”

Victoria Alperovich

Victoria Alperovich

Plano, TX – Class of 2016

“It has been a great honor to be a part of the prestigious UTD JSOM accounting program. Studying side by side with driven peers and taking challenging courses taught by highly regarded faculty have provided me with the opportunities to develop my academic, professional and personal skills. I’ve been given amazing opportunities to participate in programs such as the Professional Program in Accounting and the Davidson Management Honors Program and secure an internship and full-time offer at a Big Four accounting firm.”

Luke Cotter

Luke Cotter

Albuquerque, NM – Class of 2016

“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.”

Rachael Bourgeois

Rachael Bourgeois

Lucas, TX – Class of 2016

“The University of Texas at Dallas has not only given me an astounding foundation for my accounting career but has also professionally set me up for success with an unbelievable internship. Summarizing my experience in just a couple of sentences could never adequately describe my gratitude for the professors in my academic career who went above and beyond what is required of them to ensure my success.”

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.

The BS in Accounting program encourages students to develop, refine and enrich their classroom and other educational experiences by joining such 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.

Meet the Firms

Fall 2015 Meet the Firms, a career expo with more than 40 firms solely for accounting students.


Undergraduate Accounting Recognition Luncheon

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


Beta Alpha Psi Events

PPA Events

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

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