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Start your accounting career with an Accounting degree

A&M-Commerce recruits top students to major in accounting. You’ll learn the foundations for a career in business and for continuing your graduate education. Our faculty use their knowledge and professional experience to prepare you for the professional world and ensure your success in the accounting profession, including preparing you for all the major certification exams. Our classes provide you with the skills necessary for success across a wide array of industries in today’s complex and global accounting job market.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Accounting BBA:: schedule and CURRICULUM

Curriculum

The accounting program at A&M-Commerce is uniquely designed to prepare you for a successful career and, more importantly, life! Over 100 years, this program has evolved and developed with the long-term success of our graduates in mind. You will not only learn critical analytical skills, you will learn how to communicate through financial data as well. Accounting is the backbone of business. It is vitally important for companies and small businesses alike to have accountants to keep records organized, back up tax returns and help guide financial decision making. An accounting degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce will prepare you to sit for the CPA and CFA exams and open the door to careers in public accounting.

Freshman YearLay the groundwork for greatness.

Your first year you will take a combination of university core and business core classes. All students must take these classes, and they are a very important part of your business education. Many students take mostly core classes with one or two courses related to their major each semester.

Fall

Begin with core classes. These are essential for building a strong foundation.

  • College Reading and Writing
    Eng 1301
  • U.S. History to 1877
    Hist 1301
  • Mathematics for Business Applications I
    Math 1324
  • U.S. Life & Physical Science Elective
  • Business Computer Systems
    BUSA 1305

Spring

Continue taking your university core classes. Completing an elective or two this semester is important as well.

  • College Reading and Writing
    Eng 1302
  • U.S. History from 1865
    Hist 1302
  • Math. for Bus. Applications II
    Math 1325
  • U.S. Life & Physical Science Elective
  • Advisor-approved elective

Sophomore YearBuild on the foundation.

Your second year, take the remainder of your university core classes along with a few business core and electives. Expand your mind and learn how to think like a professional.

Fall

You made it through your first year. Continue ahead with electives and core courses.

  • The US Government
    PSci 2301
  • Principles of Accounting I
    ACCT 2301
  • Principles of Macro Economics
    Eco 2301
  • Degree Pathway
  • US Lit, Philosophy, Culture Elective

Spring

Finish taking the remainder of your core classes. Good things are coming!

  • Texas and the Federal System
    Psci 2302
  • Principles of Accounting II
    ACCT 2302
  • Principles of Micro Economics
    Eco 2302
  • Advisor-approved elective
  • US Creative Arts Elective

Junior YearFocus on the art of Accounting.

During your third year, you will begin to focus on upper-level coursework and take classes related to your major. It’s also a great time to snag an internship or co-op which may count as a class towards your degree.

Fall

Start taking classes relating to your major. Things are about to get exciting!

  • Fin Stmt Anlys for Global Ent
    ACCT 311
  • Intermediate Accounting I
    Acct 321
  • Principles of Management
    MGT 305
  • Legal Env. of Business
    MGT 301
  • Marketing
    Mkt 306

Spring

Keep up the good work! Senior year is right around the corner.

  • Intermediate Accounting II
    ACCT 322
  • Accounting Info Systems
    ACCT 326
  • Intro. To Business Finance
    Fin 304
  • Bus. & Eco. Statistics
    ECO 302
  • Business Communication
    MGT 303

Senior YearFinish strong. Find a great job!

During your fourth year, you will finish taking your upper-level business courses and Accounting classes. As you get ready to graduate, interview with companies that you dream about working for. You will find alumni who know the quality of TAMUC graduates at businesses worldwide.

Fall

You are so close to being done. Stay strong!

  • Auditing
    ACCT 427
  • Operations Management
    MGT 307
  • Economic Forecasting
    Eco 309
  • Cost Accounting
    ACCT 412
  • Data & Information Mgt
    BUSA 326

Spring

It’s the home stretch, and graduation is your next step. You got this!

  • Govt. & NFP Accounting
    ACCT 437
  • Income Tax Accounting
    ACCT 440
  • UL Business elective course
  • Acct Elective: 442, 431, 421 or 435
  • Business Strategy
    Mgt 439

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Accounting (BBA) :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING

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Accounting (BBA) :: 1.03b Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

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Accounting (BBA) :: 1.06 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

A degree in accounting will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Develop skills that prepare you for the demands of the global business environment.
  • Prepare you for a number of certification exams.
  • Learn about federal income tax on both individual and corporate levels.
  • Sharpen your abilities to research, analyze and communicate topics in accounting and/or tax by using qualitative and/or quantitative research methodology.
  • Gain an understanding of cost management concepts.
  • Explore information systems that provide accounting and other information to make effective and efficient decisions.
Eddie Arciga, A&M'16 on Wall Street in New York City
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Accounting (BBA) :: 1.07 Careers

Careers

Accounting gives you the ability to achieve competency in internal control systems, managerial accounting, income tax accounting, financial accounting and not-for-profit accounting. Our combination of educational and real-world application creates an active and engaging learning experience that offers access to faculty whose collective expertise spans all major areas of economics and finance. As a result, graduates are well-positioned to transition quickly when internship and job opportunities present themselves.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Accountant
$68,000
Finance Director
$115,000
Corporate Controller
$102,000
Finance Manager
$98,700
Tax Manager
$99,700

Payscale.com. Mid-career salaries are listed.

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Accounting (BBA) :: 1.11 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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What You Will Learn

In our undergraduate-level accounting program, you will be introduced to the core principles and foundations of accounting through challenging, fast-paced coursework and collaboration with accomplished peers. You will be prepared for a career in all areas of accounting, including public accounting, private industry, financial institutions, public utility companies, governmental agencies and other not-for-profit entities.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses including math for business applications, principles of accounting, principles of management and business computing systems
  • Core finance courses including global financial statement analysis, accounting information systems and individual and corporate income tax accounting
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Accounting (BBA) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

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Accounting (BBA) :: 1.13 Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery and Resources

Our programs are designed to be flexible, meeting the needs of working professionals who want the convenience of a fully online degree, full-time students who prefer face-to-face classes and blended options for those who need the convenience of both. Should you decide to continue your education, we offer a graduate-level business degree to fit your lifestyle and career aspirations.

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Accounting (BBA) :: 1.04 Student Profiles

Student Profiles

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,126 for Texas residents and $9,034 for non-residents.

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Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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Accounting (BBA) :: 1.14 RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

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