Accounting is a dynamic profession that is essential to organizations around the globe. Corporate governance, organizational strategy and long-term planning all require the technical and analytic skills of accountants. The BS in accounting provides a broad-based education that balances conceptual and pragmatic knowledge.
In virtually every organization — private, public, nonprofit, governmental — accounting professionals hold critical roles at all levels. A degree in this field also prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in business, law and other fields.
Jindal School students must procure and complete an internship as a requirement for their major. The Jindal School’s fully staffed Career Management Center (CMC), working in tandem with the University’s Career Center, helps students prepare for and seek internships, as well as post-graduation employment. Both centers are staffed with licensed counselors who provide students with strategies for mastering job interviews, writing professional cover letters and resumes and connecting with campus recruiters, among other services.
A 120-hour curriculum leads to a degree in accounting. All undergraduate degrees require a core of 42 hours. In the core courses, students have an opportunity to learn theories and analytical techniques that can be applied to the functional areas of business, such as finance and marketing. Students are exposed to the international dimensions of business activities and to social and political factors that impact business behavior. Students who plan to become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) should consider the 150-hour Professional Program in Accounting, which earns them both an undergraduate and a master’s degree.
A capstone course in strategic management allows students to solve real-world business problems. Students are also required to take courses outside the Naveen Jindal School of Management in order to broaden their educational experience in preparation for leadership roles as professionals and/or managers in modern business organizations.
The Jindal School Living Learning Community is a special opportunity for incoming freshmen interested in pursuing a business degree. These select students live together in on-campus housing, attend classes together and participate as a group in social activities. For information, contact Associate Dean Marilyn Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Charles and Nancy Davidson Management Honors Program (DMHP) gives select undergraduate students the opportunity to enhance their experience in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. DMHP students receive opportunities to improve their leadership skills, and work closely with UT Dallas professors.
DMHP program benefits include:
For more information please visit jindal.utdallas.edu/dmhp.
All undergraduate degrees in the Naveen Jindal School of Management offer a fast-track option. These programs allow students to save up to 12 credit hours in completing an undergraduate and master’s degree. Students with qualifying grades embark on the fast-track option in their senior year of their undergrad program. Pursuing a fast-track BS/MS or BS/MBA requires careful course selection and academic dedication but opens up additional career opportunities for those students who complete the program.
The largest of the eight schools at UT Dallas, the Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a full complement of programs at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. The Naveen Jindal School of Management’s mission is to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, technology-driven, global society by partnering with the business community to:
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, business administration, finance, global business, healthcare management, information technology and systems, marketing, supply chain management
Master of Science: Accounting, business analytics, energy management, finance, healthcare management, information technology and management, innovation and entrepreneurship, international management studies, management science, marketing, supply chain management, systems engineering and management
Executive MBA: Executive MBA (with concentrations in Healthcare Management for Physicians, Product Lifecycle and Supply Chain Management and Project Management), Global Leadership MBA
Executive Masters: Healthcare Management for Physicians, Management Science (with concentrations in Project Management and Organizational Behavior and Coaching), Supply Chain Management, Systems Engineering and Management (Joint program between Jindal School of Management and Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science)
Doctor of Philosophy: International management studies, management science