Certified Financial Planner
Tarleton State University’s College of Business has been approved by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., to provide a new financial planning concentration for its BBA in Finance. For more information, contact Dr. Esqueda at [email protected], 254-968-9908.
Tarleton’s Derrill Watson sharing best practices in teaching case studies
Faculty such as Dr. Watson bring a global perspective to interact, engage, and enrich the learning process for our students.
Tarleton economics professor honored by Texas A&M System Regents
Dr. Jafri has been named a Texas A&M University System Board of Regents Professor. “These outstanding individuals are doing incredible work on behalf of the A&M System and the entire state of Texas,” said A&M System Chancellor John Sharp. “They exemplify the values and commitment to excellence that define the A&M System, and I am grateful for their dedication.”
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Programs Offered

The Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics offers degrees in the following areas:

Accounting, Finance, Economics Tutoring

Tarleton State’s College of Business offers free accounting, finance, and economics support to all students to help with all undergraduate accounting courses plus many graduate accounting courses (ACCT 5301, 5303, 5304, 5305, 5306, 5323, 5324, 5335, and 5357), BUSI 2311, and FINC 3301.

The professors are really the heart and soul of the program. They care so much and want the best for every student. Having qualified and compassionate teachers in the accounting program really helped me make it through all of my toughest times.

Jordan A., BBA: Accounting graduated Spring 2022


Students from our department surveyed just prior to graduation reported having the following work titles:

  • Tax Associate
  • Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Controller
  • Senior Accountant
  • Revenue Accountant
  • CFO
  • Payroll Administrator 
  • Acct & Fin clerk
  • Staff Accountant
  • Server
  • Staff Auditor
  • Management Trainee
  • Teacher
  • Assistant Controller 
  • Staff accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Relationship Banker
  • Office Administrator Assistant 
  • Finance Manager
  • Staff Accountant
  • Financial Officer
  • Account Manager 
  • Personal shopper
  • CSS
  • Workplace Planning Associate
  • Investor Service Accountant
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Intern
  • Director of Operations


Students from our department surveyed just prior to graduation reported employment with:

  • KPMG
  • Kubota Corporation
  • McDonald and Sommons PLLC
  • Cedar Hill Independent Schools District
  • Hayes & Stolz
  • Texland Petroleum, LP
  • Focused Post Acure Care Partners
  • Centex Aerospace, Inc.
  • EOAC
  • True Blue
  • Careington 
  • Traplena, Sullivan & Reinke, PC
  • Bob’s Steak & Chophouse
  • JRBT
  • H-E-B 
  • NOW University
  • Weatherford
  • Gilliam Wharram and Co
  • Triangle Pump Components Inc
  • Wellington State Bank
  • 360 Ag Management 
  • McLane Intelligent Solutions
  • SDW Services Inc.
  • BWS Inspection Services
  • BooRays of New Orleans 
  • Walmart
  • Dicks Sporting Goods
  • Fidelity Investments
  • StoryBuilt
  • Patten Thiebaud LLC
  • Don Brown Tax Service 

The professors have been great. There were challenging courses but the professor have been great in supporting us and making sure we understand the concepts and how to apply them once we graduate from the best kept secret in Texas and pursue the next stage in our life.

Michael C., BBA: Finance graduated December 2021


Average starting salaries for graduating students were:

  • BBA Accounting (n=23): $55,869.57
  • BBA Finance (n=4): $45,000
  • Economics (n=4): NA
  • MACC (n=21): $70,625.00 with an average “guaranteed first-year bonus amount” averaging $7,833.33

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