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 by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is faster than the average for 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:

  • knowledge necessary to become a successful professional.
  • skills and professional orientation necessary to become a successful professional.
  • capability of using information technology in appropriate ways in a global business environment.
Typical Four-Year Schedule

Exposition and ArgumentationForeign Language
Foreign Language+Business Calculus
Introduction to SpreadsheetsBlock II – Historical and Social Interpretation
Math with ApplicationsBlock III – Scientific Investigation
Block I – Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience++General Education Elective
Business Orientation & Planning for Success
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
Intermediate Financial Accounting IWriting for the Professions
Topics in Federal Income TaxationCost Accounting
Business FinancePrinciples of Marketing
Advanced Spreadsheet ApplicationsIntermediate Financial Accounting II
Operations ManagementGeneral Education Elective
Essential Business Skill DevelopmentPrinciples of Management
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)

* Introduction to College Writing or its equivalent may be a prerequisite in some cases.

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.