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Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting

The Foundation of Business

Through mentorship and hands-on preparation, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in accounting positions you to shape the direction of local to global organizations across a wide range of industries.

Why Major in Accounting at UT Tyler?

You enjoy puzzles and using data to solve problems. Yet, you look beyond the abstract and prefer to use information to solve real-world problems. The University of Texas at Tyler’s Bachelor of Business Administration program lights the way forward. Explore why accounting is the language of business through a broad-based curriculum, focus on applications in individual, corporate, and other contexts and learn in a hands-on environment exposing you to the latest software programs and tools.

Transform your passion into a career that drives the economy forward. What’s unique about the BBA in accounting from UT Tyler?

  • Comprehensive: Chart your career. See where accounting fits into the real world through courses in financial accounting, individual and corporate tax planning, accounting information systems, auditing, cost and government accounting.
  • Supportive: We know your name and listen to your goals. Through small class sizes, faculty provide personal mentorship toward wherever you picture your career.
  • Hands-on learning: We want you to jump in and make an impact from day one. In preparation, all accounting majors practice their skills and get acquainted with the latest tools in our state-of-the-art financial analytics lab and trading floor. You’ll have access to real-time global data plus the latest research tools to grow your skills in QuickBooks, Capital IQ Research Software, Capital IQ Compustat, IDEA Data Analytics Software, Audit Analytics Database, Refinitiv Eikon, Tableau, PowerBI, R Studio and professional tax preparation software.
  • Career preparation: Learn interviewing and networking skills and access opportunities to connect with leading accounting firms — many of which recruit our graduates for both internships and career employment.
  • Impactful: Skills are important — but so is your role in your community. The Soules College of Business at UT Tyler graduates students equipped to grow the local economy. Courses also examine business as a solution for responding to and addressing broader societal concerns.
  • Affordability: University HQ listed us as the 12th Most Affordable Accounting Colleges for 2023. You’ll see that with our tuition, our strong relationships with local community colleges and our mission to equip the East Texas workforce with innovative, prepared accounting graduates.

What You'll Learn

Where does accounting fit into the business world? Answer — everywhere. The curriculum for the BBA in accounting stresses this relationship. Common Business Core courses across all functional areas offer insight into the global marketplace, organizational responsibility and fueling growth. From here, courses in accounting introduce you to essential theories, skills and applications. You’ll learn about corporate financial accounting, reporting, federal tax systems, rules for individuals and businesses, auditing procedures and professional ethics.

Through this approach, plus UT Tyler’s strong liberal arts foundation, all accounting majors:

  • Learn how to record accounting transactions, analyze financial statements and manage inventory, assets and investments.
  • Acquire skills to process accounting events, financial reports and tax returns.
  • Develop Excel skills to manage and model data, formulate tools to evaluate data and visualize and communicate findings into information for decision makers.
  • Understand how to prepare budgets, journal entries and financial statements.
  • Know when to apply auditing standards and the differences in tax laws for individuals, employees, property and corporations.
  • Gain exposure to key accounting tools, programs and information systems.
  • Grow communication and other key soft skills for the workforce.

All Common Business Core Requirements

All Accounting Major Requirements

What Can You Do With a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting?

All industries and businesses need accountants to provide vital information and outline growth strategies. You can see this demand in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ figures: accountants will see 6% more positions between now and 2031.

Whether you are helping a small business look forward, working as an independent contractor or combing through financial statements in a large, nationally known firm, your skills matter. Accountants provide the barometer of a company’s financial health and gather data to influence strategic decisions.

The BBA in accounting program equips you with the broad-based knowledge to pursue an entry-level accounting position. Our students have started careers with UT Health East Texas; Red Dot in Athens; Trane Inc.; NationsBank; Henry & Peters, P.C.; Gollob Morgan Peddy, P.C.; Heartland Security Insurance Group and Prothro, Wilhelmi & Co., KPMG, PWC and E&Y.

Looking toward taking the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination? Fulfill all requirements in UT Tyler’s Master of Science in professional accountancy program, known for its high exam pass rates!

How to Apply


The University of Texas at Tyler offers a streamlined admissions process for all undergraduate students. Have questions or concerns? Our admissions team can guide you through all requirements and answer any questions you may have. Reflecting our reputation as one of the most affordable colleges in the state, our financial aid team helps you explore all scholarships, grants and other forms of assistance.

For admissions decisions in general:

  • UT Tyler automatically accepts students from the Top 25% of graduating classes in Texas.
  • Students from the 2nd to 4th quartiles must have a 2.75 or higher GPA.

Ready to apply? Review all undergraduate requirements to get started.

Start Your Application

UT Tyler has established partnerships with community colleges across Texas, allowing for a seamless transfer of your credits. Our relationships let you stick with your degree plan and graduate on time, right on your schedule.

Learn More About Transfer Pathways

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

All individuals meeting UT Tyler’s requirements for high school rank are automatically admitted to the Soules College of Business. From here, you’ll select from one of five majors and proceed through Pre-Business courses before you start the Business Core sequence.

Students not meeting requirements for automatic admission must:

  • Apply to the Soules College of Business once reaching their sophomore year, or
  • Transfer 30 or more semester hours from an accredited institution with a 2.0 or higher GPA.

Review All BBA Admission Requirements

July 1

ApplyTexas application opens for incoming first-year students.

October 1

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) opens for the upcoming academic year.

December 1

Application deadline to be eligible for scholarships.

May 1

Deadline for Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Transfer Presidential scholarships.

August 1

Deadline for Patriot Promise Scholarship.


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I’m a volunteer adviser working directly with the Financial Accounting Standards and Government Accounting Standards Boards. This allows me to help students learn about accounting, reporting and theory in a way that lets them link activities to topics and concepts they are studying in class.

Dr. Mary Fischer

2015 Outstanding Accounting Educator, Texas Society of CPAs; 2014 Outstanding Author, Association of Government Accountants

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