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.
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.