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Accountancy

College of Business Administration

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Accountancy - Programs

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Requirements

In order to graduate with an undergraduate business degree from CSULB, a student must complete a minimum of 120 units. A majority of the upper division business courses, including economics and statistics, must be completed at this university. For details, refer to the CBA Policy on Course Transfers/Substitutions.

1. Lower Division: ACCT 201; ECON 100, 101; BLAW 220; MATH 108 or 114, 115.

2. Ethics Course Requirements: PHIL 160, CBA 400I or PHIL 400I.

3. All business and pre-business majors shall demonstrate computer literacy and competency prior to taking junior and senior level courses. Requires one of the following:

  • A. Passing score (70%) on the Computer Proficiency Examination (CPE).
  • B. Completion of IS 233 with Credit (Cr) or "C" or better grade in a transfer equivalent course.

4. Upper Division:

  • A. CBA 300; ACCT 320; ECON 333; FIN 300; BLAW 320; IS 300, 301, 310; HRM 360; MGMT 300; MKTG 300.
  • B. MGMT 425 (Capstone) must be taken at CSULB as a senior and after upper division prerequisite core courses have been completed (ACCT 320, FIN 300, MGMT 300, MKTG 300, IS 301).
  • C. Completion of option requirements.

5. Elective courses to total 120 units. Students are encouraged to select electives for expansion of knowledge and intellectual interests as well as for preparation for business employment.

Option in Accountancy (code ACCTBS01) (120 units)

The Accountancy curriculum is designed to meet the general education goals of those entering the accounting profession. It satisfies the requirements established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and may be used to meet educational requirements for the California CPA Certificate. The accounting program develops an understanding of an organization’s management information system on a broad base of general education and business administration courses. The program is carefully planned and rigorous, building the conceptual, analytical, and communication skills necessary to succeed in the accounting profession. It prepares students for careers in all areas of accounting, including the necessary qualifications for professional examinations such as the C.P.A., C.M.A., C.I.A.

Requirements

  1. ACCT 300A-B, 351, 400, 470, 480;
  2. One course from ANTH, PSY, or SOC.