BBA Accounting Career Information

Overview 

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in accounting from the C.T. Bauer College of Business provides students with an understanding of how to measure and analyze the income, costs, sources, and uses of funds for an organization on the basis of certain generally accepted principles.

Accounting studies focus on recording, analysis, and interpretation of financial data, identification and diagnosis of accounting programs, communication of financial information, recognition of ethical and regulatory dilemmas, and understanding accounting and financial concepts.

Tracks and Certifications 

Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) – A five-year dual degree program

Oil and Gas Certification Program

Internal Audit Certification Program

Skills and Interests 

  • Quantitative: Prefer to “run the numbers”
  • Communication: Written, verbal, and presentation
  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Client Focused and Service Oriented
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Strategic: Can see “the big picture”
  • Technology: Enjoy using new technology and analyzing and designing processes
  • Conceptual Thinking: Enjoy in-depth research

Student Organizations 

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)

Accounting Society

Internal Audit Student Association (IASA)

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

Helpful Links and Resources for Accounting Majors

Bauer Department of Accountancy and Taxation

Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Houston CPA Society 

Sample Employment Areas

Audit

Tax 

Risk Services

Industry Accounting 

  • Oil and Gas
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Internal Audit

Sample of Companies Recruiting Bauer Accounting Graduates 

BDO

BKD

CenterPoint Energy

Chevron

Deloitte

Enterprise Products

Ernst & Young

ExxonMobil

Grant Thornton

KPMG

LyondellBasell

NRG Energy

Phillips 66

PKF Texas

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Southwestern Energy