Accountants are generally responsible for creating, analyzing and communicating financial information for companies, organizations, individual clients and government agencies. Accurate recording and reporting of financial data and business transactions comprise a major portion of an accountant’s workday.

With an increasingly global economy, greater scrutiny of financial data and an expected gap in the workforce due to retiring baby boomers, demand for accountants is on the rise.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts employment of accountants and auditors to grow faster than the national average of all occupations.

TU’s accounting curriculum keeps pace with changes in the accounting industry, preparing students to excel in accounting roles for a wide range of organizations, from public accounting firms to government agencies.

The Collins College of Business offers a B.S.B.A. degree with a major in accounting as well as a Master of Accountancy degree. Exceptional undergraduate accounting students can apply for the 4+1 MAcc program to begin graduate coursework while completing their bachelor’s degree.

Outside the classroom, accounting students have opportunities for networking and involvement in organizations such as Beta Alpha Psi.

  • Program Objectives

    Students completing the Accounting, B.S.B.A. major will possess the:

    • Demonstrate the financial accounting skills necessary to become a successful professional in the field of accounting.
    •  Demonstrate the accounting information systems and auditing skills necessary to become a successful professional in the field of accounting.
    • Demonstrate the tax skills necessary to become a successful professional in the field of accounting.
    • Demonstrate the cost accounting skills necessary to become a successful professional in the field of accounting.
  • Program Options

    Accounting, B.S.B.A.

    Prepares students for the role of business information professionals with expertise in analysis, reporting, and translating complex information into critical knowledge.

    Accounting Minor

    Students may pursue accounting minor to develop expertise in accounting skills, an ideal complement to the other business administration majors in addition to non-business majors.

  • Typical Four-Year Schedule
    FRESHMAN – FALL SEMESTERFRESHMAN – SPRING SEMESTER
    Exposition and ArgumentationForeign Language
    Foreign LanguageBusiness Calculus
    Introduction to SpreadsheetsBlock II – Historical and Social Interpretation
    Math with ApplicationsBlock III – Scientific Investigation
    Block I – Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative ExperienceGeneral Education Elective
    Business Orientation & Planning for Success
    SOPHOMORE – FALL SEMESTERSOPHOMORE – SPRING SEMESTER
    Macroeconomics (Block II)Microeconomics (Block II)
    Concepts in Accounting Information IConcepts in Accounting Information II
    Statistics IStatistics II
    Block I – Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative ExperienceLegal Environment of Business
    CIS for BusinessEssential Business Skill Development
    Block II – Historical and Social Interpretation
    JUNIOR – FALL SEMESTERJUNIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
    Intermediate Financial Accounting IEffective Writing for the Accountants
    Topics in Federal Income TaxationCost Accounting
    Business FinancePrinciples of Marketing
    Professional DevelopmentIntermediate Financial Accounting II
    Operations ManagementGeneral Education Elective
    Principles of Management
    SENIOR – FALL SEMESTERSENIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
    Accounting Information SystemsAuditing Assurance for Accounting Systems
    General Education ElectiveStrategic Management
    Accounting ElectiveBlock III – Scientific Investigation
    Free ElectiveGeneral Education Elective (upper level)
    Free ElectiveFree Elective (upper level)
  • About the Minor

    The accounting minor is an ideal complement to the other business administration majors in addition to non-business majors. Other business fields depend heavily on collecting, maintaining, analyzing, and reporting business information. View a list of accounting minor course requirements here.