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Bachelor of Science in Accounting


Mariam Danelia shares her UT-Dallas experiences at the 2017 Undergraduate Accounting Recognition Luncheon
Caleb Braughton shares his UT-Dallas experiences at the 2017 Undergraduate Accounting Recognition 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 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

     

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

Caleb Braughton

Caleb Braughton

Lewisville, TX – Class of 2017

“ ‘Outstanding’ is the perfect word to describe this program. Through the UTD accounting program, I’ve gained invaluable leadership and internship opportunities that have helped me grow as both an individual and as a professional. This program has also gifted me with not only technical skills and professional connections, but personal connections with the outstanding faculty and amazing fellow students who have all worked tirelessly to help me succeed. My time here at JSOM has been nothing short of wonderful!”

Edward Cao

Edward Cao

Plano, TX – Class of 2017

“The UT Dallas accounting program has greatly helped me in preparing for my career. The program has taught me skills and given me knowledge to understand the language of business, and it has allowed me to build close relationships with my fellow students and faculty. I am grateful for the opportunity that I received during my time here at UT Dallas. Thank you!”

Samantha Hall

Samantha Hall

Carrollton, TX – Class of 2017

“The accounting program has been nothing short of amazing! From new lifelong friends to professors who I now call ‘mentor,’ everyone has been there for me and guided me through my journey, which is more than I could have ever asked for. I’ve also had several opportunities to meet new employers, which has helped me land a full-time position following graduation. I am extremely grateful for not only everything UTD has offered, but also for the skills I’ve obtained and the doors that have been opened for me through this fantastic accounting program!”

Rebecca Raymond

Rebecca Raymond

Carrollton, TX – Class of 2017

“The Undergraduate Accounting Program in JSOM has surpassed all of the expectations I set for it my freshman year at UT Dallas. I am proud to be a part of a program that has so successfully trained me to be a top-notch business professional with proficiency not only in accounting but in networking and leadership as well. I will never be able to fully thank the students, faculty, and staff who have gone out of their way to support me in my endeavors and make my time here in JSOM exemplary!”

Matthew Varkey

Matthew Varkey

Sunnyvale, TX – Class of 2017

“The accounting program at UTD has impacted my life in a number of ways. I’ve been able to network with professionals from all walks of life and gain insightful advice about the accounting profession. I’m thankful for amazing faculty who not only teach us the textbook material, but bring their own real world experience to the classroom to help us understand how various concepts can be applied to everyday situations. I’m eternally grateful for this program, and I know the lessons I’ve learned from my time at UTD will stay with me for the rest of my life.”

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.

  • Armanino
  • 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
  • Turner, Stone & Company
  • UPS
  • Wagner, Eubank & Nichols, LL
  • Wells Fargo
  • Weaver
  • Whitley Penn