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Department of Accounting :: Welcome to the Department of Accounting

Welcome to the Department of Accounting and Finance

Accounting and finance are the language of business around the world. The Department of Accounting and Finance prepares you for a lifetime of learning and for careers in public or corporate accounting, corporate finance or financial services. Simply put, degrees in finance and accounting both give you exceptional career opportunities- whether as an accountant, analyst, investor or manager. Our programs are designed to prepare you to manage and interpret internal and external accounting reports as well as effectively communicate financial information about firm performance. Open doors to your future and take your love of numbers and business and turn them into an amazing career. We leverage academic and real-world experiences to bring you a well-rounded accounting and finance education.

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Department of Accounting :: Benefits of an A&M-Commerce Business Degree

Benefits of an A&M-Commerce Business Degree

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Explore Our Programs

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Accounting (BBA)

This program provides you with the ability to achieve competency in internal control systems, managerial accounting, income tax accounting, financial accounting and not-for-profit accounting.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Finance (BBA)

The BBA in Finance program will give you tangible and market-demanded skills related to capital management, investment and portfolio management, financial institutions, and personal finance. Graduates pursue careers in banking, financial analysis, corporate finance and personal financial planning.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Accounting (MSA)

The Master of Science in Accounting is designed for those who want to specialize in accounting at the graduate level. It is a good choice whether you choose to build on your undergraduate accounting major or have a limited or no accounting background. The MSA is excellent preparation if you are planning a career in public accounting, industry or government.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Downtown Dallas
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

36 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Finance (MSF)

The Master of Science in Finance program will give you a solid understanding of finance theory as well as the practical applications of theory to real-world problems. When you graduate, you will be prepared to meet the financial, managerial and global economic challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Graduate Certificates

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Auditing and Forensic Accounting Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Auditing and Forensic Accounting will equip students to gain certifications offered by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The twelve semester hours (4 courses) of coursework is eligible to meet requirements for the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program should a student wish to pursue it. ACCT 527 & ACCT 562 are in the core curriculum and the remaining courses would meet electives for the MSA.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

1 year

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery 100% Online, Online
Total Credit Hours

12 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Tax Accounting Graduate Certificate

The Tax Accounting Graduate Certificate is a 12 semester hour (4 course) program. The certificate may be applied to the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program with two of the courses ACCT 538 & ACCT 540 required as part of the core and advanced core.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

1 year

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery 100% Online, Online
Total Credit Hours

12 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Department of Accounting :: Student Organizations and Involvement

Student Organizations

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is an international scholastic and professional financial information honors society. The primary objective of the society is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the fields of accounting, finance and management information systems.

National Association for Black Accountants

National Association for Black Accountants (NABA) is dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black accounting and finance professionals by providing leadership and technical training, as well as networking and career opportunities. NABA is the largest professional membership organization focused specifically on African-Americans and people of color in the accounting, finance and business-related fields.

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Department of Accounting :: Scholarships

Scholarships

As an accounting student, you have access to department scholarships that are specific to your degree.

Trusty Oxford Scholarship

Established by alums Mick and Wanda Trusty for single parent accounting majors.

Major General Chris Adams Scholarship Endowment

For sophomores or juniors, in recognition of a student’s potential for perpetuating the principles of democracy, the “American Way of Life” and the “free enterprise system.”

Kenton & Eula Ross Accounting Endowment

For accounting majors who have completed at least 55 hours. Preference is given to students in their last semester prior to graduation.

Kenneth & Joyce McCord Accounting Endowment

This scholarship is given to only one student for consecutive semesters, but any given semester should not exceed the tuition and fees for that student. Preference is given to students that have declared accounting as their major.

Bill Adams Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship is awarded to upper-level students in the College of Business, with preference given to students majoring in accounting.

H. L. Higginbotham Accounting Scholarship

This fund was established for students majoring in accounting. Preference will be given to students studying international accounting.

Accounting Alumni Endowment

This fund was established for students majoring in accounting.

Donna Campbell Endowed Scholarship Fund in Accounting or Journalism

Split scholarship between accounting and journalism. Candidate must have a 3.0 or better GPA and show financial need.

Jim Mann Family Endowment

Awarded to marketing or accounting majors. Students must have junior or senior classification and be in good standing with the university (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better).

Bobby & Linda Carmichael Accounting Student Organization Endowment

Given to the outstanding member of Beta Alpha Psi each semester. Based on points earned for BAP activities. Awarded at fall and spring banquets.

Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program

Sponsored by the Texas State Board of Public Accountants. Scholarship applications must be submitted using TSBPA forms. See accounting department faculty for application information, including the due date. Review the requirements.

TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the Texas Society of CPAs Accounting Education Foundation. The foundation provides scholarship assistance to undergraduate accounting students who plan to become Texas Certified Public Accountants and enter the accounting profession. Scholarship applications must be submitted using TSCPA AEF application forms. See accounting department faculty for application information, including the due date. Recipients must have a high cumulative college GPA (typically 4.0) and perform well in accounting classes. Review the specific requirements.

MBA Alumni Endowment

For graduate students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Accepted in good standing into the A&M-Commerce MBA program.
  2. An undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.2 on the last sixty hours.
  3. A minimum GPA of 3.25 on any graduate work.
  4. A full-time graduate student in good standing as defined by the university.

Haskell & Jean Miracle MBA Scholarship Endowment

For graduate students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Accepted in good standing into the A&M-Commerce MBA program.
  2. An undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.25 on the last sixty hours.
  3. A minimum GPA of 3.25 on any graduate work.
  4. A full-time graduate student in good standing as defined by the university.

Newt D. Becker Scholarship

Becker Professional Education offers its scholarship to help students fulfill their dreams of earning the CPA credential. The scholarship criteria are based on demonstration of financial need and traits important to Newt: high moral character, strong leadership qualities and commitment to community service. Review the requirements.

Dallas ACFE Scholarships

The Dallas Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is offering several scholarships to accounting students.

Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • Be an accounting, auditing or criminal justice major
  • Have a major field GPA AND overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have completed at least 12 semester hours of major field coursework (9 semester hours for graduate students) prior to the current spring semester
  • Have at least one semester remaining to complete your degree after the current spring semester, or be pursuing graduate study beginning in the forthcoming fall semester
  • Will be a full-time student (9 undergraduate hours or 6 graduate hours) in the next fall semester

Interested students may apply at: www.dallasacfe.org/Student-Center

Dallas CPA Society Scholarships

In 1988 the Dallas CPA Society and Philip Vogel & Company, PC established the Dallas CPA Society Scholarship Fund in memory of the Vogel firm’s founder and chairman. The DCPAS Scholarship Program is an expression of our deep appreciation for the many contributions of Philip Vogel.

To be considered for a scholarship, a student must:

  • Attend one of the following Dallas area colleges or universities: Southern Methodist University, A&M-Commerce, University of North Texas, or the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a junior or senior accounting major, or a graduate student in accounting, with a minimum of 15 accounting credit hours through the current fall semester.
  • Applicants must have the intent of becoming a Certified Public Accountant and entering the accounting profession upon graduation.
  • Have a minimum accounting GPA of 3.5.

For more information, contact the accounting department or visit the Dallas CPA Society.

WILLIAM CARROLL ADAMS SCHOLARSHIP:

Students applying for this scholarship will be enrolled in Mayo College. Upon the completion of an undergraduate economics course (Principles of Economics), students are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The award will be given at the end of the freshman or sophomore year. The application process will include an application form and an essay. PHASE II ” Students eligible for this award will be classified as juniors or seniors at Texas A&M University-Commerce. They will be Accounting & Finance majors and maintain a total GPA of 3.0 or better. The application process will include an application form and an essay. The Accounting & Finance Department will be responsible for distribution and collection of scholarship applications.

  • To be eligible for this award, the students must complete both of the undergraduate economics courses (Principles of Economics or equivalent).
  • Be classified as junior, senior, or graduate students at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
  • Applicants will be Accounting or Finance majors and a total GPA of 3.0 or better will be preferred.
  • Scholarships office will be responsible for distribution and collection of scholarship applications. The application process will include an application form and an essay.
  • The scholarship award amount will be determined by the departmental selection committee based on the essay. The selection committee will include at least one senior and one junior economics faculty member.
  • Must write a Thank You Letter to the Accounting & Finance Department Chair

LESTER “BILL” STONE SCHOLARSHIP:

No specific criteria — Students majoring in Accounting or Finance.

GLEN GATLIN SCHOLARSHIP:

No specific criteria — Students majoring in Accounting or Finance.

DRS. DONALD & MARCIA HAKALA SCHOLARSHIP:

Recipient shall be a full-time student in good standing pursuing a degree from the College/Department of Accounting & Finance (in accordance with University scholarship selection policies). Recipient must be a Texas (in-state) resident. Recipient shall be majoring in either Accounting or Finance and classified at the junior, senior or graduate level A GPA of 3.0 overall AND in the major field of study shall be required. This is a renewable scholarship; the recipient may re-apply for this scholarship annually.

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Department of Accounting :: Meet our Faculty and Staff

Meet our Faculty and staff

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  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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