The Certificate in Oil and Gas Accounting is an undergraduate certificate program which is designed to add additional education for students desiring to enter the workplace in the oil and gas industry.  Specifically, students who successfully complete this 12 SCH will gain an understanding of oil and gas industry and particularly a working knowledge of accounting in this growing industry.  The program is designed for business majors, either current or past.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Explain the role and importance of oil and gas industry to the U.S. economy.
  • Explain the different accounting aspects in the oil and gas industry and exploration and production of oil and gas.
  • Explain the accounting description and procedures for production activities, accounting for asset retirement obligations and asset impairment, accounting from oil and gas sales, and joint interest accounting for oil and gas operations.
  • Explain basic taxation in accounting, accounting for conveyances of oil and gas interests, and oil and gas disclosures.
  • Solve cases regarding accounting aspects of oil and gas leases, working interests, and gas contracts.

Means of Assessing Student Learning Outcomes
Assessment will be conducted using the following direct measures:

  • Embedded questions linked to expected learning outcomes in examinations of each course in the curriculum, evaluating the program outcomes on a rubric crated for that purpose.
  • Evaluating, on a rubric constructed for that purpose, the outcomes from course projects embedded in selected classes.

Criteria for Earning the Certificate:
Students must complete the four courses in the program with at least a "C" in each course.

Courses in the Certificate Program

Administration of the Certificate
The Certificate in Oil and Gas Accounting is administrated by the A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business and the Dean of the College is responsible for the oversight of the program.

For more information, contact:
Maggie Blasco
Undergraduate Counselor
WHT 204C

Texas A&M International University
is an equal opportunity educational institution.

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